Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records, 1802-1990
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Queensland, Australia
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Record Description
Record Type Cemetery
Collection years 1802-1990
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Private collection of Jim and Alison Rogers, Bargara


What is in This Collection?

This collection will include records from 1802 to 1990.

The records include an index which combines several other indexes, cemetery transcriptions, burial and other records from cemeteries in Queensland. In addition other cemeteries are included from outside Queensland. The cemetery records are not complete.

Cemetery records often give more information than church burial records. Cemetery records are especially helpful for identifying ancestors who were not recorded in other records, such as children who died young or women. They may also give clues to finding more information.

Cemetery records are especially helpful for identifying ancestors who were not recorded in other records, such as children who died young or women. They may also give clues to finding more information. In Australia, the first cemetery is reported to have been in Sydney in 1788.

This information has been transcribed, indexed, and published and is found in manuscripts and books in libraries and archives.

When death and burial records are difficult to find, contact a local library, historical society, or historian. They may have the records you seek or can help you locate obscure family plots or relocated cemeteries.

For a list of localities currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records, 1802-1989.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Cemetery

  • Name of deceased
  • Death date
  • Age of deceased
  • Birth date of deceased
  • Gender
  • May include names of father and mother
  • May include name of spouse
  • Name of cemetery
  • Date and place of burial

Collection Content

Sample Images

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Death Date
  • Burial or Death place
  • Given name and surname

Search the Index

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

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select State
  2. Select City, Record Category
  3. Select Record Type, Year Range, Volume Number to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

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?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Pay attention to those buried near your ancestor, especially individuals sharing a surname, as they are sometimes relatives
  • Use the date of burial to locate other records such as a death certificate or obituary
  • Look at an image of the original record. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index or transcription.

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • Try looking for a nickname for that ancestor, the nickname could be a shorter name for the deceased. Such as Joe for Joseph or Geo for George etc
  • Search for a death certificate. Sometimes death certificates list the cemetery, undertaker, or location of burial
  • Obituaries may also provide information on burial, such as burial location, cemetery, or date

Record Finder

Consult the Australia Record Finder to find other records

Known Issues With This Collection

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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
"Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records, 1802-1990." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Private collection of Jim and Alison Rogers, Bargara.
Record Citation:
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