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Cemetery Headstones

Headstones and monumental inscriptions in cemeteries and churchyards provide vital information for genealogy and family history. We need to transcribe or photograph that information before graves are destroyed by the weather, vandals, cemetery closures etc.

Many cemeteries have been transcribed multiple times, sometimes decades apart, and one transcription may be more complete or more accurate than another. Don't rely on the Internet! Look for other versions held by libraries and societies.

A name on a headstone does not necessarily mean that the person is buried there. See Headstones and Distant Burials.

Indexes to many Australian cemetery headstones and burial registers (including some for Queensland) are now on FindMyPast.

Names from some of my cemetery transcriptions are on my Web site:

More of my transcriptions will be added in the future.

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