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== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
These records are in Chinese. This collection includes records from 1896-1983.
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These records include cemetery records from various cemeteries throughout China, Taiwan and Malaysia. Some may also have been reburied in China.  
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These records include cemetery records from various cemeteries throughout China, Taiwan and Malaysia. Some may also have been reburied in China. This collection includes records from 1820-1983.  
  
 
Chinese grave shapes, furnishings, and their symbolic meanings have to be understood within the context of the Chinese world view and of Chinese mythical beliefs in the origin of human life.  
 
Chinese grave shapes, furnishings, and their symbolic meanings have to be understood within the context of the Chinese world view and of Chinese mythical beliefs in the origin of human life.  
  
 
The article, [[China Cemeteries]], has more information on the history of the cemetery records.  
 
The article, [[China Cemeteries]], has more information on the history of the cemetery records.  
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These records are in Chinese. See the section titled [[China, Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#For_Help_Reading_These_Records|For Help Reading These Records]] for translation tools.
  
 
== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
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'''Cemetery records''' may contain the following information:  
  
 
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*Locality of cemetery
 
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==== Search the Collection  ====
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=== Search the Collection  ===
  
To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒ Select the appropriate ''Country 國''<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate ''Province 省''<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate ''County 縣''<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate ''Cemetery Name 墓地名稱''<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate ''Title and Year 題名'' which will take you to the images.<br>  
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'''To search by image:'''<br> To search the collection select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒ Select the appropriate "Country" category<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate "Province" category<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate "County" category<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate "Cemetery Name" category<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate "Title and Year" category which will take you to the images.<br>  
  
Look at the images one by one 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.  
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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  ====
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'''When searching:'''<br> As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
  
In some cases descendants would have their ancestors exhumed when they moved to another place and reburied in their new location.
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=== For Help Reading These Records  ===
 
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==== For Help Reading These Records  ====
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These records are in Chinese. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:  
 
These records are in Chinese. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:  
  
*[[China Genealogy]] <br>
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*[[China Genealogy]]  
 
*[[Chinese Research Helps]]
 
*[[Chinese Research Helps]]
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=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
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*In some cases descendants would have their ancestors exhumed when they moved to another place and reburied in their new location.
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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*Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
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*Check for variant spellings of the names.
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
 
*[http://chinese-heritage.tripod.com/Creswick%20Cemetery.htm Chinese cemeteries in Australia]  
 
*[http://chinese-heritage.tripod.com/Creswick%20Cemetery.htm Chinese cemeteries in Australia]  
*[http://www.grs.gov.hk/ws/english/es_online_cata.htm Government Records Service of Hong Kong]
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*[http://www.grs.gov.hk/ws/english/es_online_cata.htm Government Records Service of Hong Kong]
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*[[China Genealogy#Online_Genealogical_Resources|Online genealogical resources for Chinese research]]
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*[[China Websites]]
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*[[China Maps]]
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*[[China History#Online_Histories|Online histories of China]]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[China Cemeteries]]  
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*[[China Cemeteries]]
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*[[China Burial Traditions]]
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*[[China History]]
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*[[China]]
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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== Citations for This Collection ==
 
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click and show on the "Show Citation" box:[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/2128186/waypoints China, Cemetery Records, 1820-1983]
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information (often called [[Transfer the Information#Cite_Your_Sources|citing 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.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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'''Collection Citation:''' {{Collection citation | text = “China, Cemetery Records, 1820-1983” Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. https://familysearch.org : accessed 2014. Citing University of Hong Kong. Feng Ping Shan Library, Hong Kong.}}
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records. {{Collection citation
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| text = “China, Cemetery Records, 1896-1983” Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. https://familysearch.org/. University of Hong Kong. Feng Ping Shan Library, Hong Kong.}}  
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[[China, Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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Latest revision as of 19:55, 21 January 2015

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: China, Cemetery Records, 1820-1983 .

Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

中國,墓地記錄

Record Description

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for China, Cemetery Records, 1820-1983.

These records include cemetery records from various cemeteries throughout China, Taiwan and Malaysia. Some may also have been reburied in China. This collection includes records from 1820-1983.

Chinese grave shapes, furnishings, and their symbolic meanings have to be understood within the context of the Chinese world view and of Chinese mythical beliefs in the origin of human life.

The article, China Cemeteries, has more information on the history of the cemetery records.

These records are in Chinese. See the section titled For Help Reading These Records for translation tools.

Record Content

Cemetery records may contain the following information:

  • Name of person buried
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Gender
  • Last place of residence
  • Place of burial
  • Section of cemetery
  • Number of grave

How to Use the Record

To begin your search in the cemetery records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Approximate year of death
  • Locality of cemetery

Search the Collection

To search by image:
To search the collection select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the appropriate "Country" category
⇒ Select the appropriate "Province" category
⇒ Select the appropriate "County" category
⇒ Select the appropriate "Cemetery Name" category
⇒ Select the appropriate "Title and Year" category which will take 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.

When searching:
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Chinese. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • In some cases descendants would have their ancestors exhumed when they moved to another place and reburied in their new location.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
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Don't overlook FHL Place China items or FHL Keyword China items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see China Archives and Libraries.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information (often called citing 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.

Collection Citation:

“China, Cemetery Records, 1820-1983” Images. FamilySearch. https://familysearch.org : accessed 2014. Citing University of Hong Kong. Feng Ping Shan Library, Hong Kong.

Image Citation:

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for China, Cemetery Records, 1820-1983.



 

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