New records added to GSV Cemeteries Database

In this opening article for 2018, Meg Bate, GSV’s Assistant Library Manager, gives an update on the recent additions to the unique GSV Cemeteries Database.

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GSV Cemeteries database

This index contains nearly a million references from cemetery records mostly relating to Victoria. It includes memorial inscriptions or burial registers from our collection. The Society has been transcribing cemetery records since the 1950s and although there are now online websites for cemeteries (with many including photographs), some of those early headstones have disappeared or become illegible or even been destroyed by vandals. Members may use our free Quick look-up to obtain further details in many cases. A fee for a Quick look-up is charged for non-members. 

Added to GSV Cemeteries database:

Branxholme cemetery register & headstones 1852-1982

Bannockburn cemetery register and headstones 1860-1985

Natimuk cemetery headstones 25/9/1874-1986, registers 26/1/1888-8/4/1986

Mt Koroite Coleraine, Vic: private burial ground of the Young family

North Portland cemetery register 1867-1934

Port Fairy (Belfast) cemetery 3 Mar 1904 – 27 Feb 1970

Rheola (Berlin) cemetery register 1/9/1873 to 2/3/1982

Leopold cemetery register 1860-1981

Woolsthorpe cemetery headstones 12.7.1873 – 4.10.1981

Outtrim cemetery register and headstones 3.1897 – 15.4.1946.

Survey of the Hopetoun cemetery carried out in the year 1984 for the Hopetoun Historical Society: headstones 28 Feb 1890 to Aug 1984

Meringur cemetery register and headstones 1930 to 1982

Yackandandah cemetery headstones 1858-1980

Wychitella cemetery transcript 1866-1967

Fawkner cemetery (Vic) monumental inscriptions: Presbyterian sections A-F  Fawkner cemetery (Vic) monumental inscriptions: Church of England sections A-H

Added to GSV Genealogical Index of names

Transportation of female convicts to Sydney aboard the Kains in 1830-1831

The early families of Whroo

Eaglehawk early settlers, Milligan & extended families

Two squatters: the lives of George Playne and Daniel Jennings

Victoria Mercantile Marine Office articles of agreement index 1887-1889

Genealogical Index of Names (GIN), containing about 4 million references to people mentioned in our library and elsewhere, is available for members only. GIN comprises the LINX databases held in our library, some with images. However, not all entries are included in GIN for copyright or commercial reasons. Data is added regularly. Members may use our free Quick look-up to obtain further details in many cases. A fee for a Quick look-up is charged for non-members. 

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