Australia Cemetery Inscriptions - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Australia Cemetery Inscriptions, 1802-2005
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|Record Type||Cemetery Inscriptions|
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection includes records from 1802-2005. It contains cards of cemetery inscriptions from many cemeteries throughout Australia. The majority of the cemeteries are in Queensland, but there are some in New South Wales, Norfolk Island, Tasmania, and Western Australia. Some cards include information culled from local newspapers which sometimes include birth and marriage announcements. The cards are sometimes in reverse alphabetical order and there are sometimes many interfiled cards which do not belong to the sequence--generally these have a slash mark across the cards that do not belong in the sequence. The file was the product of many years of work by Jim and Alison Rogers.
These records are handwritten transcriptions, so there may be transcription errors. There are also newspaper clippings attached to the names of the deceased.
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, 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.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Name of deceased
- Age of deceased
- Date and place of birth
- Date and place of death
- Names of relatives
- Burial date
- Cemetery name
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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
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- Your ancestor's given name and surname
- Your ancestor's estimated death year
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
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
- Use the information to find wills and probate records
- You may be able to use the information found in these records to estimate a date of death
- Search for death records
- Search for death or burial information in the BillionGraves Index or at Find A Grave
- If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname
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I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
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- 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
- A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband
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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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