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Cemetery, Funeral and Cremation Records
Research use: Death information in other records is often meager. Used to identify surviving children in church records, and other family relationships. Chinese and other non-Christian cemeteries are particularly valuable due to a dearth of other records.
Record type: Lists of gravestone burial records, exhumations, cremations, sextons records, obituaries, funeral memorials.
Time Period: 800-present.
Content: Name, age, death and burial date and place, birth date and place, sometimes relatives including immediate family and previous generations.
Location: District and municipal archives, church archives, libraries, Chinese community associations, cemetery offices.
Population coverage: 10%.
Thailand cemeteries, mostly from the greater Bangkok area. Will all have burials with information on people who will have been born and/or died before and after the change of the name of the country from Siam to Thailand.
For those cemeteries that have Thai language headstones, BillionGraves needs help from those who can read Thai and romanize the names and data. That will make it readable to a wider audience of researchers looking for ancestors buried in the more local ones. Five of the below are primarily expatriate burial sites such as those who were part of various military units, or who were seafarers or other foreign citizens who died in or near Bangkok, or died at sea. Go to Billiongraves.com to register for the site and index those particular Thai-language headstones and see the Wiki articles BillionGraves and BillionGraves Index (FamilySearch Historical Records) for additional information about BillionGraves.
- Bangkok Protestant Cemetery Adjacent to Jewish Cemetery (below), but both Jewish and Christian burials are found in both cemeteries.
- Jewish Cemetery, Bangkok
- Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Mueang Kanchanaburi, Kanchanaburi, Thailand Expatriate burials, war dead, etc.
- Wat Pho, in Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
- The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Thailand,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 2001.