Australia, Victoria, Tombstone Transcriptions from Various Cemeteries (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Australia, Victoria, Tombstone Transcriptions from Various Cemeteries, 1850-1988
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Victoria, Australia
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Location of Victoria, Australia
Record Description
Record Type Cemetery
Collection years 1850-1988
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Wangaratta Family History Centre

What is in This Collection?

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.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Australia, Victoria, Tombstone Transcriptions from Various Cemeteries, 1850-1988.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:


  • 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?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

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

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How Do I Analyze the Results?

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What Do I Do Next?

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

  • 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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  • 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
  • Search the records of nearby areas

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

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname
  • Search the records of nearby areas
  • 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

Research Helps

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

Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation
"Australia, Victoria, Tombstone Transcriptions from Various Cemeteries, 1850-1988." Database. FamilySearch. : 8 June 2018. Wangaratta Family History Centres, Australia.
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