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Title in the Language of the Record
This collection includes records from 1896-1983 This collection includes cemetery records from various cemeteries throughout China, Taiwan and Malaysia.
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.
Citation for This Collection
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.
- “China, Cemetery Records, 1896-1983” Images. FamilySearch. https://familysearch.org/. University of Hong Kong. Feng Ping Shan Library, Hong Kong.
These cemetery records may contain the following information:
- Name of deceased
- Date of death
- Place of burial
- Residence when died
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
- Death year
- Locality of cemetery
Search the Collection
To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the appropriate Country 國
⇒ Select the appropriate Province 省
⇒ Select the appropriate County 縣
⇒ Select the appropriate Cemetery Name 墓地名稱
⇒ Select the appropriate Title and Year 題名 which will take you to the images.
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.
Tips to Keep in Mind
In some cases descendants would have their ancestors exhumed when the moved to another place and reburied in their new location. Some may also have been reburied in China.
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.
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