Finding Family

One woman's obsession with family history.

During your research you may come across an ancestor who lived and died in country areas of Australia.  If they lived in these towns all their lives it is of course likely that they also died in the same town and were buried in the town’s cemetery.  This is when Lorraine’s Burial Records can come in handy.

Through her own hard work and the contributions of others, headstones from remote areas in New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia and Norfolk Island have been transcribed and the details uploaded onto the website.

Clicking on each individual state brings up a list of various towns and their cemeteries.  If you have a clear idea of where your relative lived, clicking on the respective town will then bring up an alphabetical list of people who are buried in the cemetery.  Otherwise, simply clicking on “search this site” at the top right hand corner of the website enables a user to search through all cemeteries.

Some of the cemeteries listed may also have photographs of the headstones available.  If there are photos, there is a line at the top of the page which states this fact as well as an “email me” link.  Simply send an email to this address requesting the particular photo and in no time at all you will receive a response as well as the photo of the headstone attached.

For people (such as myself) who live quite far away from these locations and who conduct a lot of their research via the internet, this website is an absolute godsend.  I’ve discovered many of the burial locations of my relatives and was even lucky enough to receive several photos of their headstones.

I wholly advise family historians to investigate this site.  I’m sure it will be as useful to you as it has been to me.

Happy searching!

2 thoughts on “Lorraine’s Burial Records

  1. Glennice Jones says:

    I’m absolutely devastated. The best site on the internet has disappeared. I am desperately hoping it is just being updated and not some dreadful catastrophe. Please come back. I cannot manage without you.

    1. Jess says:

      I’ve got the same message. Perhaps give it a bit of time just in case there’s an update happening. If it’s not fixed by tomorrow I’ll try contacting Lorraine on Twitter and will let you know.

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