Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description

This collection will include records from 1802 to 1990.

This collection has an index which combines several other indexes, cemetery transcriptions, burial and other records from cemeteries in Queensland.

For a list of localities currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records, 1802-1990" Index and Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013. Citing Jim and Alison Rogers, Bargara.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These cemetery records may contain the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Death date
  • Age of deceased
  • Birth date of deceased
  • Gender
  • May include names of father and mother
  • May include name of spouse
  • Name of cemetery
  • Date and place of burial

How to Use the Record

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

  • Name of deceased
  • Approximate date of death
  • Place of death

Search the Collection

To search this collection using the index:

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 search this collection using the browse:

To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the “State” category
⇒Select the “City, Record" category”
⇒Select the “Record Type, Year Range, Volume Number” category which will take you to the images.

Look at each image 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.

Tips to Keep in Mind

Be aware that large cemeteries are transcribed in sections. Be sure to look to see if the transcription you are using is of the entire cemetery or just a section of it.

Individuals were usually buried in a church, community, or private cemetery near the place where they lived or died.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Try looking for a nickname for that ancestor, the nickname could be a shorter name for the deceased. Such as Joe for Joseph or Geo for George etc.
  • Search for a death certificate, that will give you a clue to where your ancestor's burial site is located, which the death certificate will help you in finding an obituary.

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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

"Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records, 1802-1990" digital images, FamilySearch ( accessed 15 February 2012), Norfolk Island > Kingston, Cemetery > Cemetery Card Index, c 1834-1976, A-Z > image 5 of 890, Alice Violet Adams,  29 January 1957; citing Various Queenland Cemeteries, Cemetery Records, Queensland, Australia.