Australia, Sydney Branch Genealogical Library, Cemetery Inscriptions (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Australia, Cemetery Inscriptions, Sydney Branch Genealogical Library, 1800-1960
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Record Description
Record Type Cemetery Inscriptions
Collection years 1800-1960
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Greenwich Library - Local History and Genealogy


What is in This Collection?

This collection will include records from 1800 to 1960.

The records includes index cards of inscriptions found in cemeteries in Australia. Most entries are actual monumental inscriptions from cemeteries, while other entries were taken from burial registers. The majority of cemeteries are public ones in New South Wales, yet other States and Territories are represented. The cemeteries included were not transcribed completely.

These records are handwritten transcriptions and do not list Cemetery locations within the content and need to be viewed on the cards. There are many errors in transcriptions and as such cannot be relied on for accuracy.

Extraction information was originally entered into books, but individual entries were later transferred to cards. The cards are arranged alphabetically within each cemetery. The transcription accounts were sometimes not in agreement in their entries and the search in this collection has not always succeeded because of this.

This cemetery transcription collection was begun approximately in 1950 by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints residing primarily in New South Wales and Queensland. Most information is extracted from the monuments, but extractions from a few burial registers are included. Each cemetery had not been transcribed completely. Some transcribers only did those monuments for which they had a particular interest. The majority of the cemeteries are public cemeteries with only a few churchyards transcribed. Some tombstones may not have survived.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Cemetery inscriptions may contain the following information:

  • Name of Deceased
  • Age of Deceased
  • Date and Place of Death
  • Date and Place of Birth
  • Names of Parents
  • Name of Spouse
  • Names of Children
  • Years in Australia
  • Cemetery and Manner of Burial
  • Names of Witnesses
  • Source of Information

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How Do I Search This Collection?

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  • Given name and surname
  • Residence
  • Place of death

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Known Issues With This Collection

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    • A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband

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Collection Citation

"Australia, Sydney Branch Genealogical Library, Cemetery Inscriptions. 1800-1960." Database and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Sydney Genealogical Library, Greenwich.

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