By Mike Moyle
One of the most important stops on the Sausalito Portuguese Heritage Walking Tour is Fernwood Cemetery (previously known as “Daphne-Fernwood Cemetery”) at the entrance to Tennessee Valley. The cemetery, which began operating in 1892, was for many years the preferred burial site for many of Sausalito's Portuguese-American and other families.
With the permission of the Marin County Genealogical Society (the “Society”), the Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center is pleased to make available a copy of the listing of Burial Records for the Daphne-Fernwood Cemetery prepared by the Society’s Cemetery Records Project and published in 1983 in the Society’s “Cemetery Records – Marin County, California – Volume One.”
These records are an invaluable resource for any who may be taking the walking tour or otherwise exploring the history of Portuguese-Americans who lived in Marin. A copy of the full volume is available at the Anne T. Kent Room of the Marin County Free Library in San Rafael. The book (as well as significant additional genealogical resources) is also available from the Society at http://www.maringensoc.org. Photo courtesy of Frank Schulenburg