Australia, Queensland—Cemetery Records, 1811–1985 [Part B]


Record Fields and Indexing Instructions

Image Type

Image Type

Click in the Image Type field, and then click on the option from the list that best describes the image.

If the image is normal and has information to be indexed, select Normal. Then press Tab or Enter.

If the image is blank, is an exact duplicate of a previous image in the same batch, or is unreadable, select the corresponding option from the list. If the image does not contain any data to index, select No Extractable Data Image. Press Tab or Enter, and, on the warning message, click Yes. Then continue to the next image.

Click here and here to see examples: Normal

Surname

Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the parts of the name in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mrs, Mr, or Jr, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Bradbury

Given Names

Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the parts of the name in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as stillborn, Mrs, Mr, or Jr, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: William

Death Year

Death Year

Index the year of death in this field. If no death date was indicated, index the year of burial in this field instead. If neither the death date nor the burial date was indicated, index the date when the death or birth was published or recorded.

If a span of years or two possible years were written for the death date (or for the burial date when no death date was recorded), index only the later year.

When only two digits were written for the year, then index the year as a four-digit number, with 19 as the first two digits. For example, if the year was recorded as "53," you would index it as 1953.

If the year was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1903

Click here to see an example: 1970

Click here to see an example: 1895

Birth Year

Birth Year

Type a four-digit number for the year.

When only two digits were written for the year, then index the year as a four-digit number, with 19 as the first two digits. For example, if the year was recorded as "53," you would index it as 1953.

If the birth year was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 1882

Marriage Year

Marriage Year

Type a four-digit number for the year.

When only two digits were written for the year, then index the year as a four-digit number, with 19 as the first two digits. For example, if the year was recorded as "53," you would index it as 1953.

If the year was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 1936

Spouse's Surname

Spouse's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the parts of the name in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mrs, Mr, or Jr, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the spouse also has a death year recorded, then after you have finished indexing this record, create an additional record, and index the name of the spouse as the primary name. Then record the year of that person's death in the Death Year field for the new record.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Layt

Spouse's Given Names

Spouse's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the parts of the name in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mrs, Mr, or Jr, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If the spouse also has a death year recorded, then after you have finished indexing this record, create an additional record, and index the name of the spouse as the primary name. Then record the year of that person's death in the Death Year field for the new record.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: George Edward