How do you find a grave in a cemetery Australia?
Information on burials can be found in a variety of sources, including:
- burial certificates.
- church registers.
- civil death certificates.
- council and private cemetery registers/records.
- funeral director or undertaker records.
- monumental inscriptions (listings of gravemarkers, memorial plaques and monuments)
How do I find where someone is buried in NSW?
Current cemeteries and crematoria
The ‘Cemeteries’ page lists seven cemeteries, current and historic. Alternatively you can locate an up-to-date list and links to NSW Council websites via the Local Government NSW website.
How do I find out where my ancestor is buried?
If you’re tracing ancestors before 1837 or who’ve disappeared from the records, you’ll need to find their burial record in a local cemetery or graveyard. It’s also worth looking for cemetery records because the memorial inscription may well include additional information, such as the names of bereaved family members.
What is the oldest cemetery in Sydney?
Sydney’s first official cemetery is where Sydney Town Hall now stands. Dating back to the 1790s, the site is commonly called the Old Sydney Burial Ground. It is also known as the George Street Burial Ground, the Cathedral Close Cemetery and, retrospectively, the Town Hall Cemetery.
Are burial locations public record?
The court found that names of individuals buried in the cemetery were death records, which are public under the state law.
Do cemeteries keep records of who is buried there?
Without a death certificate filed with the state government, the cemetery administrative records can give valuable information. Many cemeteries have offices or official caretakers that keep record books of burials. These are called sexton’s records and are kept in the cemetery office.
How deep are graves in Australia?
A grave for a single burial is a minimum of 1.5 metres deep, a double grave is two metres deep and a grave for three burials goes down 2.5 metres. Legislation requires a minimum of one metre of soil above the last internment. Most graves are 6’9″ (206cm) long and 24″ (61cm) wide.
How do you ask where someone is buried?
You can find out where someone is buried for free by running names searches on various cemetery records databases. There are several that free with millions of records from across the world. These databases show where is someone is buried, their pertinent dates of birth and death, and often times their plot location.