Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on August 12, 2011 in Australia, Content, Deaths

The Australia Cemetery Index 1808-2007 contains tombstone transcriptions from several cemeteries in Australia. We have just added 166,929 new records to this index, bringing the collection to a total of 665,118 records.

What’s New?

Records have been added in the following areas –

  • Brisbane, QLD cemeteries – 50,165 records from 1828-1998 (with images)
  • Dubbo and District, NSW cemeteries – 25,394 records from 1808-1995 (with images)
  • Central Coast, NSW cemeteries – 8,992 records from 1823-2004 (with images)
  • Kinsela (Central Coast), NSW funeral directors registers – 52,589 records from 1905-2007
  • Palmdale Lawn Cemetery and Memorial Park, NSW transcriptions – 29,798 records from 1895-2005

What information can I find to help with my Family Tree?

The information given for a record will vary but you may find the following –

  • Name
  • Age
  • Birth date
  • Death date
  • Burial date
  • Name of cemetery
  • State in which cemetery is located
  • Location of grave or tombstone within the cemetery

Below is an example of one of the records in the collection from a Dubbo cemetery which, in some cases, mentions other family members.

You can search the updated index online at Ancestry.com.au.

Let us know if you make any interesting discoveries!

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