Was your ancestor buried in Bulimba Cemetery? Also known as Balmoral or Morningside Cemetery, Bulimba Cemetery is located at the junction of Wynnum and Bennetts Roads in Morningside, a suburb of Brisbane. Many people from different nationalities and walks of life have been laid to rest in the grounds.
Bulimba Cemetery, also known as Balmoral or Morningside Cemetery, is located at the junction of Wynnum and Bennetts Roads in Morningside, a suburb of Brisbane. Though it officially opened in 1875, the first burial was in 1874 of George Wilson Pointon, a six year old boy who drowned in Norman Creek on 20th June that year.
In the following years, many people from different nationalities and walks of life have been laid to rest in the grounds. Time and vandalism have taken their toll and remain a constant threat to the history recorded on the headstones. In an effort to preserve this history, members of the Queensland Family History Society first recorded the inscriptions at Bulimba Cemetery in the early 1980s. An update of the transcript was done late in 1993 to record any additional inscriptions and to note those headstones which had been subject to vandalism.
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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.