There are over 1.6 million entries in this record set. Each entry has a transcript, which includes a link to an image of the headstone with GPS details. The amount of information varies, but the records usually include the following information:
Cemetery records are of great importance in discovering where and when your ancestor died. They can also provide you with information regarding their birth and marriage dates.
With an abundance of cemeteries, it can be overwhelming trying to pinpoint the precise cemetery in which your ancestor was laid to rest, and visiting each potential location is costly. However, in partnering with BillionGraves, we aim to make available all the cemetery records held on their site for free, saving you time and money as you search for your ancestor. BillionGraves is the largest resource for GPS-tagged headstone and burial records on the web, with over 12 million headstone records.
This index will be regularly updated throughout the year and pertains solely to headstones located in Australia.
Note that some results refer to living people on account of the customs of leaving headstone space for a surviving spouse and of purchasing plots and headstones in advance.
Dame Nellie Melba, the famed soprano, is found in these records. During the First World War, Melba became active in fundraising in Australia and was consequently made a Dame for her wartime efforts. In addition to fundraising, Melba used her vocal talents to aid such organizations as the Red Cross by performing in charity concerts. She died on 23 February 1931 and was buried in Lilydale Lawn Cemetery.
Peter Fintan Lalor, a key player in the Eureka Stockade, is famously the only outlaw in Australian history who made it to parliament. Lalor died on 9 February 1889 and is buried in Melbourne General Cemetery. From the image of the gravestone, we see his wife, Alicia, and their daughter Annie named with their corresponding death dates.
This index is sourced from BillionGraves: http://billiongraves.com/