Australia, New South Wales, Cemetery, Military, and Church Record Transcripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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What is in the Collection?

This collection will include records from 1816 to 1982.

These records include the card file index from the information that was gathered mostly from headstones, but sometimes from death registers. Each card generally includes the name of the cemetery, the name of the individual, date of death and age at death. Often includes other details such as parent's names, birth details, burial date, or other details about the headstones.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Australia, New South Wales, Cemetery, Military, and Church Record Transcripts, 1816-1982.

Collection Contents

Cemetery Transcripts may contain the following information:
  • Full name of deceased
  • Name of the cemetery
  • Date and age at death
  • Names of parents
  • Date of birth
  • Date of burial
  • Place of burial

How Do I Search the Collection?

This section provides information on how to search the collection, what to do with information once found, some tips on how to find records, and what to do if no record is found.

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, estimated birth year, estimated death year, approximate years of military service, probable religious affiliation, and family relationships.

To search the collection by name:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

To browse by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type" category
⇒Select the appropriate "Event Country-State" category
⇒Select the appropriate "Event City" category
⇒Select the appropriate "Cemetery" 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.

  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
  • Use the soldier's age and location of the military unit to find his family in census, church, and land records.
  • Use the soldier's military information to locate other records such as pension files.
  • Use the information from church records to locate civil records.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • 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.
  • Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may be in the same record collection.
  • Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, Now What?

  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • Search the records of nearby localities (or military unites, counties, parishes, etc.).
  • Sometimes browsing through the images will help you work around indexing errors or locate other ancestors previously unknown.

Known Issues with This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

“Australia, New South Wales, Cemetery, Military, and Church Record Transcripts, 1816-1982.” Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Private collection of Clarice M. Cubbins, New South Wales.


Record Citation:

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Australia, New South Wales, Cemetery, Military, and Church Record Transcripts, 1816-1982.

Image Citation
The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Australia, New South Wales, Cemetery, Military, and Church Record Transcripts, 1816-1982.