Discover if your ancestor was buried in Queensland, Australia. These records include burial indexes and monumental inscriptions from six cemeteries. The two largest collections come from the South Brisbane Cemetery Monumental Inscriptions and the Toowong Cemetery Monumental Inscriptions.
Digitised from the original records held at the Genealogical Society of Queensland Brisbane, this database includes indexes from records of memorial inscriptions from many Queensland cemeteries and lone graves (people who were buried on private property because they were too far from a cemetery). Plus, there are indexes to records from Queensland funeral directors - Metropolitan, Lorisch, Alex Gow, S R Le Grand, K M Smith, Cannon & Cripps, Tucker and Nankivel. The total time frame covered is 1820-1996 (however, not all years are covered for all funeral directors or cemeteries).
This index contains some wonderfully unique information. The funeral directors records may contain information about the address of the deceased, who paid for the funeral, how much was paid, sometimes give names of other family members, and sometimes the date and cause of death. Occasionally, they also mention notices put in the newspaper. It's a wonderful genealogy tool for anyone with Queensland ancestry and who is exploring their family history or building a family tree.
Each record includes a transcript from the original index or the monumental inscriptions. The amount of detail in each transcript may vary but most will include a combination of the following:
Comment – may include the names of children, parents and/or spouses
Portion – grave location
State and Country
You might also find your ancestors in our extensive Census, Land & Survey Records