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[[China Genealogy|China]]
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|title=China, Cemetery Records, 1820-1983
 
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| title = China, Cemetery Records, 1820-1983
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| location = China
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| record_type = Cemetery Records
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| start_year = 1820
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| end_year = 1983
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| language = Chinese
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| title_language = 中國,墓地記錄
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| FS_URL_01 = [[China Cemeteries]]
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| FS_URL_02 = [[China Burial Traditions]]
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| FS_URL_03 = [[China History]]
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| FS_URL_04 = [[China Genealogy|China]]
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| FS_URL_05 = [[China Genealogy#Online_Genealogical_Resources|Online genealogical resources for Chinese research]]
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| FS_URL_06 = [[China Websites]]
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| FS_URL_07 = [[China Maps]]
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| FS_URL_08 = [[China History#Online_Histories|Online histories of China]]
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://chinese-heritage.tripod.com/Creswick%20Cemetery.htm Chinese cemeteries in Australia]
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.grs.gov.hk/ws/english/es_online_cata.htm Government Records Service of Hong Kong]
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中國,墓地記錄
 
  
== Record Description  ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
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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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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.  
  
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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The article, [[China Cemeteries]], has more information on the history of the cemetery 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.  
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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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===To Browse this Collection===
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{{Collection_Browse_Link
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|CID=CID2128186
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|title=China, Cemetery Records, 1820-1983
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The article, [[China Cemeteries]], has more information on the history of the cemetery records.
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== Collection Content ==
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===  Sample Images ===
  
== Record Content  ==
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{{Incomplete Image Translations}}
  
 
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<gallery>
Image:China, Cemetery Records DGS 4533667 24.jpg|Example 1
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Image:China, Cemetery Records DGS 4533667 24.jpg|Cemetery Record 1
Image:China, Cemetery Records DGS 4533881 40 Example 2.jpg| Example 2
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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  ==
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:{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2128186 China Cemetery Records, 1820-1983]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
  
To begin your search in the cemetery records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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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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'''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>  
 
 
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>  
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
==== 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.  
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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.
  
==== For Help Reading These Records  ====
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== For Help Reading These Records  ==
  
These records are in Chinese. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:  
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These records are in [[China Language and Languages|Chinese]]. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:  
  
*[[China Genealogy]] <br>
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*[[China Genealogy]]  
 
*[[Chinese Research Helps]]
 
*[[Chinese Research Helps]]
  
== Related Websites ==
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== Tips to Keep in Mind ==
  
*[http://chinese-heritage.tripod.com/Creswick%20Cemetery.htm Chinese cemeteries in Australia]
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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.  
*[http://www.grs.gov.hk/ws/english/es_online_cata.htm Government Records Service of Hong Kong]
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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.
  
=== Maps  ===
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
*[http://www.zonu.com/images/0X0/2011-07-22-14119/Mapa-politico-de-China.jpg China in the early 21st century]
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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.  
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/s/h9654p China in 1967]
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/s/h9654p China in 1922]
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/s/el27d6 China in 1865]
 
  
=== Local Histories  ===
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'''Collection Citation:''' {{Collection citation | text = “China, Cemetery Records, 1820-1983” Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. https://familysearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing University of Hong Kong. Feng Ping Shan Library, Hong Kong.}}
  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_China "History of China," English wiki entry]
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'''Image Citation:''' {{Image Citation Link
*[http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E4%B8%AD%E5%9B%BD%E5%8E%86%E5%8F%B2 "中国历史," Chinese wiki entry]
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*[http://www.history-of-china.com/ History of China website]
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|title=China, Cemetery Records, 1820-1983
*[http://www.china-history-timeline.com/ "中國歷史年表," an interactive timeline]
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=uVpGAAAAYAAJ&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false ''An Outline History of China,'' a Google eBook, published in 1917]
 
*[http://books.google.com/books?id=G0FBAQAAIAAJ&pg=PP3#v=onepage&q&f=false 最新中國歷史敎科書, a Google eBook, published in 1905]
 
*[http://books.google.com/books?id=n_cuAAAAYAAJ&pg=PT6#v=onepage&q&f=false 普通教科東國歷史, a Google ebook, published in 1899]
 
*[http://books.google.com/books?id=8CIPAAAAYAAJ&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false ''A History of China, from the Earliest Days Down to the Present,'' a Google eBook, published in 1897]
 
 
 
=== Other Genealogical Resources  ===
 
 
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~chnwgw/ China GenWeb]
 
*[http://chinese.rootswiki.legacy1.net/doku.php Chinese Roots wiki]
 
*[http://www.distantcousin.com/Links/Ethnic/China/Province.html DistantCousin.com resources for Chinese genealogy]
 
*[http://www.china.com.cn/chinese/2001/Mar/24361.htm "华人家谱世纪大收集," a news article]
 
*[http://www.jiapu.tv/a/about/, 河南省姓氏文化研究会家谱委员会, a research group]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
[[China Cemeteries]]
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
 
 
{{Contributor_invite}}
 
 
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
 
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]
 
 
 
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]].
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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{{Contributor_invite}}
  
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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Record Type: Cemetery Records
Collection years: 1820-1983
Languages: Chinese
Title in the Language: 中國,墓地記錄
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What is in the Collection?

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.

To Browse this Collection

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

Collection Content

Sample Images

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 Do I Search the Collection?

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

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

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.

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:

“China, Cemetery Records, 1820-1983” Images. FamilySearch. https://familysearch.org : accessed 2017. 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.


How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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.