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.
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 you find a grave in a cemetery South Africa?
To find cemetery records for South Africa in the FamilySearch Catalog follow these steps:
- Go to the FamilySearch Catalog.
- Enter: South Africa in the Place box.
- Click on: Search.
- Click on: South Africa – Cemeteries.
- Click on: Places within South Africa.
- Click on: Cemeteries.
How do I find out 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.
Are death certificates public record?
Death certificates are public record, so any member of the public can obtain a copy at the city or town clerk’s office where the death occurred.
How do I find out who owns a grave plot?
Is the burial plot in a cemetery? If so the cemetery office or the local council should be able to tell you who owns the plot. Dependent on when the plot was first opened (ie first burial if more than one person in the grave) ownership may have reverted to the local council.
Where are burial records kept?
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.
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.