Discover your ancestor in the Mt Cotton Cemeteries monumental inscriptions. Most records will include your ancestor's death date, age at the time of death and may include names of parents or spouses. Mt Cotton, originally settled by German pioneering families, is in the Logan City area, Queensland, south of Brisbane. Mt Cotton (Cornubia) Cemetery is located at the corner of Mt Cotton and Wuduru Roads, Cornubia.
Mt Cotton, originally settled by German pioneering families, is in the Logan City area, Queensland, south of Brisbane. Mt Cotton (Cornubia) Cemetery is located at the corner of Mt Cotton and Wuduru Roads, Cornubia. The earliest known burial is that of Detlef Holtorf, who had been born at Rostorf in 1846 and died at Mt Cotton in 1881. More recently, a columbarium has been erected at Mt Cotton Lutheran (St Paul's). A plaque on the church commemorates the settlers who arrived in the early 1870s and the erection of the first St Paul's Lutheran Church in 1875. The earliest plaque records the death of Edward Albert Benfer who died in 1932 aged 1 day.
These transcripts were made in December 1995. They're a terrific genealogy tool for anyone exploring their family history or building their family tree.
You might also find your ancestors in our extensive Census, Land & Survey Records
Searching through a PDF (Portable document format) is different from searching through fully transcribed record sets. Here are some tips to keep in mind while you search for your ancestors:
The search feature uses direct search. It will search for the exact word or phrase you type in the search field. There are no name variants available through this format.
All search results will bring you to the page on which your search word has been found and not to an individual transcript. You can then read through the page to find your result.
A name search will return results which have the search terms on the same page within the document. This means that searching for John Smith will return pages where the names 'John' and 'Smith' occur. For this reason your search may return the name William Smith or John Brown. By inserting quotations around the full name the search function will locate the terms together; for example, “John Smith.”
To search for your ancestor by their name, write it as it would appear on the document. For example, if your relative was known as ‘Will’ it is likely that the name used for official records was ‘William.’
If you are unable to find your relative on your first search you can try different name variations. A number of register books only use abbreviations for first names.
For example, if your search is unsuccessful for William Smith, try W Smith or Wm Smith.
Perusing the PDF
If you wish to read through the whole document you are searching, then order the results by page number. You can start from the beginning of the document and read through to the end using the next button above the image.
Page numbers often correlate with the individual images of the documents rather than the page numbers used within the publication. Therefore page 1 starts with the cover page.