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

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Record Description

This collection contains 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.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Clarice Cubbins. Cemetery Transcriptions. Cemeteries located in New South Wales.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in the cemetery transcripts usually include the following information:

Australia, New South Wales, Cemetery Transcripts DGS 7191787 22 Cemetery Card.jpg
  • Full name of deceased
  • Name of the cemetery
  • Date and age at death
  • Names of parents
  • Date birth
  • Date of burial
  • Place of burial

How to Use the Record

Beginning Your Search

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

  • Ancestor's name
  • Date of death or birth
  • Names of parents
  • Place of death

Searching the Images

Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒Select the “Record” ⇒Select the “County” ⇒Select the “Volume and Year” which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

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Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“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.