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[[China Genealogy|China]]
 
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== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
 
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This collection includes cemetery records from various locations throughout China, Taiwan and Malaysia from 1820-1983. The records include both Chinese nationals and foreigners. Cemetery records include interment records (some from World War II), cremation records, and ossuarium records.
These records are in Chinese. This collection includes records from 1896-1983.
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These records include cemetery records from various cemeteries throughout China, Taiwan and Malaysia. Some may also have been reburied in China.  
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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.  
 
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.  
 
The article, [[China Cemeteries]], has more information on the history of the cemetery records.  
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These records are in [http://mandarin.about.com/od/resources/a/Chinese-Translation.htm Chinese]. See the section titled [[China, Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#For_Help_Reading_These_Records|For Help Reading These Records]] for translation tools.
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
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Image:China, Cemetery Records DGS 4533667 24.jpg|Cemetery Record 1
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Image:China, Cemetery Records DGS 4533881 40 Example 2.jpg| Cemetery Record 2
</gallery> Records may contain the following information:  
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'''Cemetery records''' may contain the following information:  
  
 
*Name of person buried  
 
*Name of person buried  
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*Place of burial  
 
*Place of burial  
 
*Section of cemetery  
 
*Section of cemetery  
*Number of grave
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*Grave number
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
To begin your search in the cemetery records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
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To begin searching the cemetery records, it is helpful to know the following information:  
  
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Name of deceased  
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*Locality of cemetery
 
*Locality of cemetery
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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=== Search the Collection  ===
  
To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒ Select the appropriate ''Country 國''<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate ''Province 省''<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate ''County 縣''<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate ''Cemetery Name 墓地名稱''<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate ''Title and Year 題名'' which will take you to the images.<br>  
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'''To search by image:'''<br> To search the collection select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒ Select the appropriate "Country" category<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate "Province" category<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate "County" category<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate "Cemetery Name" category<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate "Title and Year" category which will take you to the images.<br>  
  
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.  
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Search the collection by image and compare the information you find with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to compare several images in order to make this determination.
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind ====
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=== For Help Reading These Records ===
  
In some cases descendants would have their ancestors exhumed when they moved to another place and reburied in their new location.  
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These records are in [[China Language and Languages|Chinese]]. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
  
==== For Help Reading These Records  ====
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*[[China Genealogy]]
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*[[Chinese Research Helps]]
  
These records are in Chinese. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
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=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
  
*[[China Genealogy]] <br>
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*In some cases descendants would have their ancestors exhumed when they moved to another place and reburied in their new location.
*[[Chinese Research Helps]]
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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*Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
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*Check for variant spellings of the names.
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{{Tip|Don't overlook the {{FHL|China|place|disp}} and {{FHL|China Cemetery|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article [[China Archives and Libraries]].}}
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
 
*[http://chinese-heritage.tripod.com/Creswick%20Cemetery.htm Chinese cemeteries in Australia]  
 
*[http://chinese-heritage.tripod.com/Creswick%20Cemetery.htm Chinese cemeteries in Australia]  
*[http://www.grs.gov.hk/ws/english/es_online_cata.htm Government Records Service of Hong Kong]
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*[http://www.grs.gov.hk/ws/english/es_online_cata.htm Government Records Service of Hong Kong]
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*[[China Genealogy#Online_Genealogical_Resources|Online genealogical resources for Chinese research]]
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*[[China Websites]]
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*[[China Maps]]
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*[[China History#Online_Histories|Online histories of China]]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[China Cemeteries]]  
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*[[China Cemeteries]]
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*[[China Burial Traditions]]
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*[[China History]]
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*[[China Genealogy|China]]
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== How You Can Contribute ==
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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== Citations for This Collection ==
  
Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click and show on the "Show Citation" box:[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/2128186/waypoints China, Cemetery Records, 1820-1983]
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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.  
  
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.  
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'''Collection Citation:''' {{Collection citation | text = “China, Cemetery Records, 1820-1983” Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. https://familysearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing University of Hong Kong. Feng Ping Shan Library, Hong Kong.}}
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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'''Image Citation:''' {{Image Citation Link
 
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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. {{Collection citation
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| text = “China, Cemetery Records, 1896-1983” Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. https://familysearch.org/. University of Hong Kong. Feng Ping Shan Library, Hong Kong.}}  
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[[China, Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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Title in the Language of the Record

中國,墓地記錄

Record Description

This collection includes cemetery records from various locations throughout China, Taiwan and Malaysia from 1820-1983. The records include both Chinese nationals and foreigners. Cemetery records include interment records (some from World War II), cremation records, and ossuarium records.

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.

These records are in Chinese. See the section titled For Help Reading These Records for translation tools.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for China, Cemetery Records, 1820-1983.

Record Content

Cemetery records may contain the following information:

  • Name of person buried
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Gender
  • Last place of residence
  • Place of burial
  • Section of cemetery
  • Grave number

How to Use the Record

To begin searching the cemetery records, it is helpful to know the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Approximate year of death
  • Locality of cemetery

Search the Collection

To search by image:
To search the collection select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the appropriate "Country" category
⇒ Select the appropriate "Province" category
⇒ Select the appropriate "County" category
⇒ Select the appropriate "Cemetery Name" category
⇒ Select the appropriate "Title and Year" category which will take you to the images.

Search the collection by image and compare the information you find with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to compare several images in order to make this determination.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Chinese. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • In some cases descendants would have their ancestors exhumed when they moved to another place and reburied in their new location.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
  • Check for variant spellings of the names.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

How You Can Contribute

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.


Citations for 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:

“China, Cemetery Records, 1820-1983” Images. FamilySearch. https://familysearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing University of Hong Kong. Feng Ping Shan Library, Hong Kong.

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 China, Cemetery Records, 1820-1983.