Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Access the records: Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records, 1802-1990 .
This collection will include records from 1802 to 1990.
The records include an index which combines several other indexes, cemetery transcriptions, burial and other records from cemeteries in Queensland.
Cemetery records often give more information than church burial records. Cemetery records are especially helpful for identifying ancestors who were not recorded in other records, such as children who died young or women. They may also give clues to finding more information.
Cemetery records are especially helpful for identifying ancestors who were not recorded in other records, such as children who died young or women. They may also give clues to finding more information. In Australia, the first cemetery is reported to have been in Sydney in 1788.
This information has been transcribed, indexed, and published and is found in manuscripts and books in libraries and archives.
When death and burial records are difficult to find, contact a local library, historical society, or historian. They may have the records you seek or can help you locate obscure family plots or relocated cemeteries.
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 FamilySearch.org 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. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Jim and Alison Rogers, Bargara.
Cemetery records may contain the following information:
- Name of deceased
- Death date
- Age of deceased
- Birth date of deceased
- 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 year and place of death
Search the Collection
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 look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒Select the appropriate “State”
⇒Select the appropriate “City, Record Category”
⇒Select the appropriate “Record Type, Year Range, Volume Number” 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
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.
- Cemetery Records - Australia
- Australian Cemeteries
- Cemeteries List for Queensland
- Births, deaths and marriages registries
- Trove: Digitized newspapers
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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records, 1802-1990
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