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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: 1600-present.
Content: Name, age, death and burial date and place, birth date and place, sometimes relatives including immediate family and previous generations.
Location: Municipal archives, Church archives, libraries, Chinese community associations, cemetery offices.
Population coverage: 10%.
- The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Vietnam,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 2001.