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*[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]
*[http://www.grs.gov.hk/ws/english/es_online_cata.htm Government Records Service of Hong Kong]
*[[China Maps#Online_Maps|Online maps of China]]
=== Maps  ===
*[[China History#Online_Histories|Online histories of China]]
*[[China Genealogy#Online_Genealogical_Resources|Online genealogical resources for Chinese research]]
*[http://www.zonu.com/images/0X0/2011-07-22-14119/Mapa-politico-de-China.jpg China in the early 21st century]
*[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  ===
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_China "History of China," English wiki entry]  
*[http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E4%B8%AD%E5%9B%BD%E5%8E%86%E5%8F%B2 "中国历史," Chinese wiki entry]
*[http://www.history-of-china.com/ History of China website]
*[http://www.china-history-timeline.com/ "中國歷史年表," an interactive timeline]
*[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  ==
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
[[China Cemeteries]]  
*[[China Cemeteries]]  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
== Contributions to This Article  ==

Revision as of 17:30, 10 April 2014

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: China, Cemetery Records, 1820-1983 .

Title in the Language of the Record


Record Description

These records are in Chinese. This collection includes records from 1896-1983.

These records include cemetery records from various cemeteries throughout China, Taiwan and Malaysia. Some may also have been reburied in China.

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.

Record Content

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
  • Number of grave

How to Use the Record

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

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

Search the Collection

To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the appropriate Country 國
⇒ Select the appropriate Province 省
⇒ Select the appropriate County 縣
⇒ Select the appropriate Cemetery Name 墓地名稱
⇒ Select the appropriate Title and Year 題名 which will take you to the images.

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.

For Help Reading These Records

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

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Related Wiki Articles

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

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: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.

Citation for This Collection

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.

“China, Cemetery Records, 1896-1983” Images. FamilySearch. https://familysearch.org/. University of Hong Kong. Feng Ping Shan Library, Hong Kong.