Australia, Sydney Branch Genealogical Library, Cemetery Inscriptions (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description

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.

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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.

Information included covers the approximate years of 1800-1960.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may 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.

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Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in the cemetery inscriptions usually contain the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Names of parents
  • Name of spouse
  • Names of children
  • When and where the deceased was born
  • When and where died
  • Source of information

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Australia, Cemetery Inscriptions in Sydney Branch Genealogical Library, 1800-1960." database and digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed14 March 2012), Fanny Marie Manining, 22 Sept 1841; citing Sydney Branch, Cemetery Records, FHL microfilm 41,171,117; Sydney Branch Genealogical Library, Greenwich, New South Wales, Australia.