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Australia, New South Wales, Cemetery, Military, and Church Record Transcripts, 1816-1982
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New South Wales, Australia
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Record Description
Record Type Cemetery, Military, and Church Transcripts
Collection years 1816-1982
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Private collection of Clarice M. Cubbins, New South Wales


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

This collection will include records from 1816 to 1982.

These records include the card file index from the information that was gathered mostly from headstones, but sometimes from death registers. Each card generally includes the name of the cemetery, the name of the individual, date of death and age at death. Often includes other details such as parent's names, birth details, burial date, or other details about the headstones. Besides the cemetery records there are also cards representing military veterans from "rolls of honour" and "war memorials" as well as some passenger lists of military personnel. Also includes data culled from a few Church records.

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Australia, New South Wales, Cemetery, Military, and Church Record Transcripts, 1816-1982.

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

The following information may be found in these records:

Cemetery Transcripts

  • Full name of deceased
  • Name of the cemetery
  • Date and age at death
  • Names of parents
  • Date of birth
  • Date of burial
  • Place of burial

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Given name and surname
  • Age
  • Estimated birth year
  • Estimated death year
  • Approximate years of military service

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select Record Type
  2. Select Event City
  3. Select Cemetery to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

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

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  • Use the information you have found to find the person in a census record

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This can help you find possible relatives
  • Search the records of nearby localities (or military unites, counties, parishes, etc.)
  • Check for other names. An individual might appear under an unexpected name for a variety of reasons:
    • They might have been listed under a middle name or abbreviation of their given name
    • A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Australia.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
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Image Citation:
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