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Australia, Victoria, Tombstone Transcriptions from Various Cemeteries, 1850-1988
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Victoria, Australia, Australia
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Record Description
Record Type Cemetery
Collection years 1850-1988
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Wangaratta Family History Centre


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes records from 1850-1988. Transcriptions from the following cemeteries in Victoria: Beechworth, Bowmans Forest, Bright, Bundalong, El Dorado, Greta, Hyam, Milawa, Old Chiltern, Rutherglen, Springhurst, Stanley, Tarrawingee, Tawonga, Una Boorhaman, Waygunyah, Winton, and Yackandandah,

These records are handwritten transcriptions, so there may be transcription errors.

Cemetery records often give more information than church burial records and may include the deceased’s name, age, date of death or burial, birth year or date of birth, age, relatives, and sometimes marriage information. They may also provide clues about an ancestor’s military service, religion, occupation, place of residence at time of death, or membership in an organization.

These records are useful in identifying children who died young or women who were not recorded in family or government documents. They are helpful in establishing family relationships and locating family members.

The original transcriptions are located in the Wangaratta Family History Centre.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Tombstones

  • Name of deceased
  • Birth date of deceased
  • Date of death
  • Name of spouse and children
  • Other family members
  • Age at death
  • Maiden name

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • Ancestor's name
  • Ancestor's place of burial

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Look at an image of the original record. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index. To find a copy of the original record, visit the Australian Cemeteries Index page
  • Use the information you have found to find the person in Australia Deaths and Burials records
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