The Westford Cemetery Department is in the process of creating a searchable database to help you locate the gravesite of every person buried in Westford. Until we are up and running, we recommend browsing the website findagrave.com, where we have entered the basic information for all our known burials and members have contributed thousands of memorials. “Virtual cemeteries” that place Westford veterans by war or cemetery are also listed on this site.
Please also peruse the Military Burial Index located on the Veterans Services Department webpage, our database of veterans connected to our town who are buried in or outside of Westford. The department has also created an Honor Roll database, which lists veterans who were killed in action or who lived in Westford for 30 years or more.
The J. V. Fletcher Library (50 Main Street, on Westford Common), houses books and materials in its Westford History collection, including cemetery-related materials such as:
- A Walking Tour of Fairview Cemetery, by Marilyn Green Day;
- Selections of Westford cemetery records, 1816-1929;
- Wright Family Gravestones of Westford;
- St. Catherine of Alexandria Index of Burial Permits, 1930-2008;
- Newspaper items related to our cemeteries;
- National Register of Historic Places reports for Fairview, Westlawn, Hillside, Wright, and the Russian Orthodox National cemeteries (all were granted this prestigious honor).
Please contact the Westford Cemetery Department with your genealogical questions; we welcome your inquiries and will do our best to help you as time permits.
Finally, we invite you to visit Westford’s cemeteries to pay your respects and to conduct your genealogical research. Please read and observe the rules and regulations of our cemeteries and be mindful of treating these peaceful places and those resting within them with dignity and respect.