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== Collection Time Period<br> ==
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== Record Description ==
  
Information included covers the approximate years of 1800-1960.  
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This collection will include records from 1800 to 1960.<br>
  
== Record Description<br>  ==
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This collection includes index cards of inscriptions found in cemeteries in New South Wales, Australia. Most of the entries are actual monumental inscriptions from cemeteries in New South Wales, but some entries were taken from burial registers. The majority of cemeteries are public ones. The cemeteries included were not necessarily transcribed completely.
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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 typographical errors in transcriptions and as such cannot be relied on for accuracy. (Added 18/11/2012),
  
 
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 inconsistent in their entries and the search in Record Search collection has not always succeeded because of this. Record Search is attempting to identify and improve search for all entries. The card entries have been found to succeed.  
 
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 inconsistent in their entries and the search in Record Search collection has not always succeeded because of this. Record Search is attempting to identify and improve search for all entries. The card entries have been found to succeed.  
  
=== Record Content<br>  ===
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For a list of localities currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1534449/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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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 was not necessarily 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. Therefore, population coverage is not comprehensive.<br>
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>  
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| text = Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Sydney Branch Genealogical Library. Australia, Cemetery Inscriptions at the Sydney Branch Library. Public Library of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia. }}
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== Record Content ==
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Image:Australia NSW Greenwich Family History Center Miscellaneous Genealogical Records.jpg|Miscellaneous Genealogical Record
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Some key genealogical information found in the cemetery inscriptions are: [[Image:Australia NSW Greenwich Family History Center Miscellaneous Genealogical Records.jpg|thumb|right]]
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These cemetery inscriptions&nbsp;may contain the following information:  
  
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Name of deceased  
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*Age of deceased
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*When and where died
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*Birth date of deceased
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*Birth place of deceased
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*Death and place of deceased
 
*Names of parents  
 
*Names of parents  
 
*Name of spouse  
 
*Name of spouse  
 
*Names of children  
 
*Names of children  
*When and where the deceased was born
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*How many years in Australia
*When and where died,
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*Cemetery and manner of burial
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*Names of witnesses
 
*Source of information
 
*Source of information
  
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
  
Use information from tombstones to locate death certificates which may have additional information. Also, date of birth and names of parents and place of birth, if available, can be used to search for additional birth information.
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To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
  
== Record History<br>  ==
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*Ancestors name
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*Place of birth
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*Approximate year of birth
  
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 was not necessarily 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. Therefore, population coverage is not comprehensive.
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==== Search the Collection ====
  
=== Why This Collection Was Created?  ===
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'''To search this collection using the index:'''
  
This collection was created to more readily to assist in locating a grave of someone buried in New South Wales.  
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.  
  
=== Record Reliability  ===
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==== Using the Information ====
  
Information taken from the monuments is probably fairly reliable, although it is possible that some mistakes were made in transcription. Birth information on the monuments is only as reliable as the knowledge of the person responsible for the gravestone at the time of death.
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Use the information that you have found on the tombstones to:
  
The indexing of this collection was undertaken by volunteers in the USA.&nbsp;An Australian manuscript date entry of 3/5 (meaning 3 May) may therefore appear as 5 March when indexed by someone in America. Caution should therefore be exercised on the&nbsp;reliability of dates in the index.  
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*Locate death certificates which may have additional information.
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*Date of birth and names of parents and place of birth, if available, can be used to search for additional birth information.
  
== Related Web Sites ==
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== Related Websites ==
  
 
[http://inpreteritus.blogspot.com/2010/10/cemetery-inscriptions-in-sydney-branch.html Cemetery Inscriptions in Sydney Branch Library, 1800-1960]  
 
[http://inpreteritus.blogspot.com/2010/10/cemetery-inscriptions-in-sydney-branch.html Cemetery Inscriptions in Sydney Branch Library, 1800-1960]  
 
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.
 
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[[Australia|Australia]]
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*[[Australia]]  
*[[Australia Cemeteries|Australia Cemeteries]]
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*[[Australia Cemeteries]]
  
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again.&nbsp; It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records thatyou have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
 
 
=== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection:  ===
 
 
 
"Cemetery Inscriptions in Sydney Branch Genealogical Library, 1800-1960." index and images, ''FamilySearch&nbsp;'' (https://[http://www.familysearch,org www.familysearch,org]: accessed March 18, 2011). entry for Fanny Marie Manining, died 22 Sept 1841; citing Cemetary Records, FHL microfilm 41,171,117; Sydney Branch Geneological Library, Greenwich, New South Wales, Australia.
 
 
 
== Sources of information for This Collection  ==
 
  
<!--bibdescbegin-->"Cemetery Inscriptions in Sydney Branch Genealogical Library", 1800-1960, database, FamilySearch, 2009; compiled by the LDS Sydney Branch Library in Greenwich, New South Wales, Australia. Cemetery Inscriptions in Sydney Branch Library, 1800-1960. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sydney Branch Genealogical Library, Greenwich, New South Wales, Australia. FHL microfilm, 14 reels. Family History Library, Salt lake City, Utah, USA.<!--bibdescend-->
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].

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Record Description

This collection will include records from 1800 to 1960.

This collection includes index cards of inscriptions found in cemeteries in New South Wales, Australia. Most of the entries are actual monumental inscriptions from cemeteries in New South Wales, but some entries were taken from burial registers. The majority of cemeteries are public ones. The cemeteries included were not necessarily 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 typographical errors in transcriptions and as such cannot be relied on for accuracy. (Added 18/11/2012),

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 inconsistent in their entries and the search in Record Search collection has not always succeeded because of this. Record Search is attempting to identify and improve search for all entries. The card entries have been found to succeed.

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

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 was not necessarily 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. Therefore, population coverage is not comprehensive.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Sydney Branch Genealogical Library. Australia, Cemetery Inscriptions at the Sydney Branch Library. Public Library of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia.

Record Content

These cemetery inscriptions may contain the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Age of deceased
  • When and where died
  • Birth date of deceased
  • Birth place of deceased
  • Death and place of deceased
  • Names of parents
  • Name of spouse
  • Names of children
  • How many years in Australia
  • Cemetery and manner of burial
  • Names of witnesses
  • Source of information

How to Use the Records

To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Ancestors name
  • Place of birth
  • Approximate year of birth

Search the Collection

To search this collection using the index:

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

Using the Information

Use the information that you have found on the tombstones to:

  • Locate death certificates which may have additional information.
  • Date of birth and names of parents and place of birth, if available, can be used to search for additional birth information.

Related Websites

Cemetery Inscriptions in Sydney Branch Library, 1800-1960

Related Wiki Articles

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.