Australia, Sydney Branch Genealogical Library, Cemetery Inscriptions (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Access the records: Cemetery inscriptions in Sydney Genealogical Branch Library, 1800-1960 .
- 1 Collection Time Period
- 2 Record Description
- 3 How to Use the Records
- 4 Record History
- 5 Related Websites
- 6 Related Wiki Articles
- 7 Citation for This Collection
- 8 Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
Collection Time Period
Information included covers the approximate years of 1800-1960.
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.
Some key genealogical information found in the cemetery inscriptions are:
- 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
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.
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.
Why the Record Was Created
This collection was created to more readily to assist in locating a grave of someone buried in New South Wales.
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.
The indexing of this collection was undertaken by volunteers in the USA. 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 reliability of dates in the index.
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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.
Australia, Sydney. LDS Sydney Branch Library. Cemetery Inscriptions, 1800-1960. Sydney Branch Genealogical Library. Greenwich, New South Wales, Australia.
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.
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 thatyou have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.
Citation Example for Records Found in This Collection
"Cemetery Inscriptions in Sydney Branch Genealogical Library, 1800-1960." database and digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 14 March 2012), Fanny Marie Manining, 22 Sept 1841; citing Sydney Branch, Cemetary Records, FHL microfilm 41,171,117; Sydney Branch Geneological Library, Greenwich, New South Wales, Australia.