Australia, Cemetery Inscriptions, 1802-2005 is a free collection at FamilySearch with a searchable name index and browsable images for cemetery inscriptions from cemeteries across Australia. The collection is not complete for any locality or time period in Australia.


“The majority of the cemeteries are in Queensland, but there are some in New South Wales, Norfolk Island, Tasmania, and Western Australia. Some cards include information culled from local newspapers. The cards [images] are sometimes in reverse alphabetical order and there are sometimes many interfiled cards which do not belong to the sequence–generally, these have a slash mark across the cards that do not belong in the sequence.”


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[su_heading size=”18″]What Can I Learn from these Birth and Baptism Records?[/su_heading]

These Australian cemetery records may include:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Age at death
  • Date of Birth
  • Date of Death
  • Some inscriptions include names of family members

[su_heading size=”18″]What Can I Do with Birth Records Information?[/su_heading]

If you find someone in this collection you can:

  • Visit the Australian Cemeteries Index and see if they have an original image for this record if you don’t find one in this collection
  • Use the birth date and death date to look for original records of birth and death
  • Use a spouse’s name to look for marriage records
  • Use family member’s names to find more family records in this cemetery
  • Search for more records in this county including census, marriage, land, tax, and death or burial


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