New Zealand, Central Otago, Cemetery Gravestones, 1861-2009 is a free collection at FamilySearch with a name-searchable index of cemetery records from Otago, New Zealand as well as browsable images of more than 20 cemeteries and 13,000 gravestones.

[su_heading size=”20″]What Can I Learn from these Records? [/su_heading]

“This collection contains an index with images of over 13,000 gravestones from 24 cemeteries in Central Otago, New Zealand. The images and index data were created by Bert and Pauline Miller over a period of 11 years.

Cemetery records may give more information than parish burial registers or civil certificates of death. They may include the name and age of the deceased, date of death, date and place of birth, names of parents and/or spouse, and marriage information. They may also provide clues about military service, religion, occupation, place of residence at time of death, or membership in an organization, such as a lodge.”

These cemetery records may include:

  • Name of deceased
  • Age at death
  • Cause of death
  • Headstone inscription
  • Previous occupation
  • Place of birth
  • Place of burial
  • Date of burial
  • Date of death
  • Next of Kin
  • Place of interment
  • Denomination

[su_heading size=”20″]How Do I Read the Records? [/su_heading]

This collection of images includes more than 13,000 gravestones and includes 20 cemeteries. Here is a list of cemeteries included in this collection.



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