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This collection contains cards of cemetery inscriptions from many cemeteries throughout Australia. The majority of the cemeteries are in Queensland, but there are some in New South Wales, Norfolk Island, Tasmania, and Western Australia. Some cards include information culled from local newspapers. The file was the product of many years of work by genealogists
These records are handwritten transcriptions, so there may be transcription errors.
Cemetery records often give more information than church burial records, and may include the deceased’s name, age, date of death or burial, birth year or date of birth, and sometimes marriage information. They may also provide clues about an ancestor’s military service, religion, occupation, place of residence at time of death, or membership in an organization.
These records are useful in identifying children who died young, or women who were not recorded in family or government documents. They are helpful in establishing family relationships and locating family members.
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Cemetery inscriptions may contain the following information:
- Name and age of deceased
- Date of birth and death
- Names of relatives
How to Use the Record
This section provides information on how to search the collection and some tips on how to find records.
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname and some identifying information such as estimated death year.
Search the Collection
To search the collection image by image:
⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the "Letter" category
⇒ Select the "Namerange" category which takes you to the images.
Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
Tips to Keep in Mind
There may be more than one person in the records with the same name. You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name. Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
|FHL Place Australia items or FHL Keyword Australia items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Australia Archives and Libraries.|
- Australia Maps
- New South Wales Map 1833
- National Library of Australia Cemetery Records
- Australian Cemeteries Index
- List of cemeteries in Australia
Related Wiki Articles
- Australia, Cemetery Inscriptions, Sydney Branch Genealogical Library (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Australia Cemeteries
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Citations for this Collection
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.
- “Australia, Cemetery Inscriptions, 1802-2005.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2014. Citing Cemetery offices, Australia.
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