Australia, Queensland—Cemetery Records, 1811–1985


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 another image, or is unreadable, select the corresponding option from the list. If the image does not contain any death records, 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

Click here to see an example: No Extractable Data Image

Record Type

Record Type

This project includes two record types: Death or Burial and Other.

  • If the image contains death or burial information, select Death or Burial as the record type.
  • If the image contains marriage, birth, or other vital record information but does NOT have death or burial information, select Other as the record type.
  • If the image contains marriage, birth, or other information AND also contains a death or burial date, select Death or Burial as the record type.
  • If it is not clear whether the information on a record refers to a death or a burial or some other kind of vital record information, select Death or Burial as the record type.

To select record type:

  1. Click in the Record Type field.
  2. Click the down arrow at the right side of the field.
  3. Click the correct record type.

Click here to see an example: Death or Burial

Click here to see an example: Other

Deceased's Surname

Deceased's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names 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

Deceased's Given Names

Deceased's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names 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 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 Day

Death Day

If more than one death or burial date was written for the deceased, index the latest of the two dates. If neither the death date nor the burial date was recorded, index the date when the death or birth was published or recorded.

Type the one- or two-digit number for the day. If no death date was recorded but there is a burial date, type the burial day in this field.

If the death day 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: 21

Click here to see an example: 20

Death Month

Death Month

If more than one death or burial date was written for the deceased, index the latter of the two dates. If neither the death date nor the burial date was recorded, index the date when the death was published or recorded.

Type the first three letters of the month: Jan, Feb, Mar, etc. If no death date was recorded but there is a burial date, type the burial month in this field.

If the death month 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: Sep

Death Year

Death Year

If more than one death or burial date was written for the deceased, index the later of the two dates. If neither the death date nor the burial date was recorded, index the date when the death or birth was published or recorded.

If the year was written as an estimate, index the year only. Do not index words such as "around" or "about." If the record contains a span of years, index only the later year. If the record gives two possible years, index only the later year.

Type a four-digit number for the year. If no year or only a two-digit number was recorded on a document, you may be able to determine the year from other data on the image. If you still cannot determine the full four-digit year, type what was written on the record.

If the death 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

Deceased's Age

Deceased's Age

Index only full years. If fractions of years were recorded, round down to the nearest full year. If less than one year was recorded or a child was stillborn, index the age as 0 (zero).

If more than one age was recorded for the deceased, index the oldest age.

If the age 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: 0

Birth Day

Birth Day

Type the one- or two-digit number for the day.

If the birth day 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: 22

Birth Month

Birth Month

Type the first three letters of the month: Jan, Feb, Mar, etc.

If the birth month 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: Mar

Birth Year

Birth Year

Type a four-digit number for the year. If no year or only a two-digit number was recorded, you may be able to determine the year from other data on the image. If you still cannot determine the full four-digit year, type what was written on the record.

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

Cemetery Name

Cemetery Name

Type the name of the cemetery where the individual was buried. If a place-name is not clearly identified as the cemetery name, do not index it in this field.

On index cards, the cemetery name was usually recorded at the bottom of the card. On registers, the cemetery name was usually recorded at the top of the register.

Type the name as it appears. If the cemetery name was misspelled or abbreviated on an index card and and you can tell what the name should be, spell the cemetery name correctly.

If the cemetery name was not recorded, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Maryborough Cemetery

Father's Given Names

Father's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names 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 Mr or Sr, 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 Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: William Henry

Father's Surname

Father's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names 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 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 Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Gottlieb

Mother's Given Names

Mother's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names 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 or Miss, 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 Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Jane Eliza

Mother's Surname

Mother's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names 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 or Miss 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 Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Librenz

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 names 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 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

Spouse's Surname

Spouse's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names 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 Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Layt

Surname

Surname

Index the surname in this field.

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names 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.

If there is no surname on the record for the primary person but there is one for his or her father, index the father's surname as the surname. (Apply this rule for this project only.)

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: Bennet

Given Names

Given Names

Index the given names in this field.

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names 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 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: Ryan John

Event Month

Event Month

Index the event date according to this order of priority:

Type the first three letters of the month: Jan, Feb, Mar, etc.

If the month 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: Sep

Event Day

Event Day

Index the event date according to this order of priority:

Type the one- or two-digit number for the day.

If the day 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: 12

Event Year

Event Year

Index the event date according to this order of priority:

Type a four-digit number for the year. If no year or only a two-digit number was recorded, you may be able to determine the year from other data on the image or from the previous or next image. If you still cannot determine the full four-digit year, type what was written on the record.

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

Click here to see an example: 1816

Spouse's Surname

Spouse's Surname

If the record is a marriage or engagement record, index the spouse's surname in this field. If it is a birth, birthday, or any other kind of vital record, press Tab to skip this field.

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names 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 Mr, Mrs, or Sr, 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 Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Steele

Spouse's Given Names

Spouse's Given Names

If the record is a marriage or engagement record, index the spouse's given names in this field. If it is a birth, birthday, or any other kind of vital record, press Tab to skip this field.

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names 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 Mr, Mrs, or Sr, 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 Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Phyllis May