Primary Goal of this Step
If you are planning a burial, you'll need to decide where the burial will take place. If the person who died did not make cemetery arrangements (i.e., pre-purchased a plot) you will need to purchase a cemetery plot or a space in a mausoleum.
The funeral home you’re working with will likely be affiliated with one or more cemeteries, and they can help you find space in one. If you belong to a church, synagogue, or other religious group, they may be affiliated with a cemetery and can help connect you to the staff there, or facilitate the sale of a plot directly.
Important Tasks: Make Cemetery Arrangements
Find a cemetery
Location, religion, and environment are the big factors to consider when choosing a cemetery, as is vacancy (not just for the immediate burial, but for future family members as well).
Decide if you want multiple plots
Are you buying plots for the future as well? If you are, then you’ll want to find plots or mausoleum spaces that are together.
Make appointment to visit the cemetery
Take a look at the grounds: are they well maintained? Inspect the plot you’re buying: is it what you had in mind? Take this opportunity to ask any questions you might have before you sign the paperwork.