Genealogy

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 members have contributed records and photos of over 3,400 memorials in all of Westford’s six public and two private cemeteries. “Virtual cemeteries” sorting 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, which lists over 1,100 veterans buried in Westford.  The department has also created an Honor Roll database, which lists deceased veterans 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).


We also welcome you to contact the Westford Cemetery Department with your genealogical questions, and we will do our best to help you as time permits.

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.

Thank you.