Victorian Genealogy

Finding People and Places in Victoria, Australia.

 


Headstone and Memorial Transcriptions and Photographs


A headstone or memorial does not necessarily mean that a person is buried in the grave. It may be memorialising cremated remains or the person in question may be buried somewhere else entirely.

Also see Cemetery and Crematoria Records. Some burial records have associated photographs and these have not been included here.

Also see Monuments and War Memorials.

Headstone transcriptions may also be held by State Library of Victoria, local libraries, the Genealogical Society of Victoria, Family History Connections (previously Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies) and local genealogical societies.

 

FAMILY SEARCH - HEADSTONE TRANSCRIPTIONS

FamilySearch has microfilmed headstone transcriptions. They are in the process of digitizing all their microfilm records. Some are yet to be digitized; some can be seen online; some can be seen at FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries (in Melbourne these are the Genealogical Society of Victoria and Family History Connections (previously the Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies)) and some can be seen at Family History Centres (Mormon Libraries). The following are online:

https://www.familysearch.org/en/

 

FAMILYSEARCH - TOMBSTONE TRANSCRIPTIONS FROM VARIOUS CEMETERIES, 1850-1988

Transcriptions from the following cemeteries in Victoria: Beechworth, Bowmans Forest, Bright, Bundalong, El Dorado, Greta, Hyam, Milawa, Old Chiltern, Rutherglen, Springhurst, Stanley, Tarrawingee, Tawonga, Una Boorhaman, Waygunyah, Winton, and Yackandandah. Original transcriptions located in the Wangaratta Family History Centre.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2710652

 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA - MILESTONES

This index contains nearly a million references from cemetery records mostly relating to Victoria. It includes burial registers or memorial inscriptions from their collection. It also includes Ballarat Crematorium Register 1956-1987. The Society has been transcribing cemetery records since the 1950s and although there are now online websites for cemeteries, some of those early headstone have disappeared or become illegible or even destroyed by vandals.

https://www.gsv.org.au/article/our-collection

 

SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIAN GENEALOGISTS MIDAS - VICTORIAN CEMETERY CARD INDEX

This includes scanned images of cards.

http://midas.sag.org.au/


ANCESTRY - VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, CEMETERY RECORDS AND HEADSTONE TRANSCRIPTIONS INDEX, 1844-1997

This has headstone transcriptions for five suburban cemeteries in Melbourne. These include:

These are sourced from the Genealogical Society of Victoria.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=61309


FINDMYPAST - VICTORIA CEMETERIES

This has headstone transcriptions for five suburban cemeteries in Melbourne. These include:

These are sourced from the Genealogical Society of Victoria.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/victoria-cemeteries


ANCESTRY - AUSTRALIA CEMETERY INDEX 1808-2007

Victorian cemeteries are sourced from Family History Connections (previously Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies (AIGS)) and East Gippsland Family History Group Inc. They include Bairnsdale Cemetery and numerous cemeteries in rural Victoria. A list of the AIGS headstone transcriptions can be seen below.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=1266


AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF GENEALOGICAL STUDIES (NOW FAMILY HISTORY CONNECTIONS) - HEADSTONE TRANSCRIPTIONS

AIGS Cemetery Index to Transcriptions, Series 1:

Alberton, Amherst, Ampitheatre/Glenlogie, Andersons Creek, Antwerp/Ebenezer Mission, Avoca, Bairnsdale, Ballan, Ballangeich, Balmoral, Bannockburn, Baringhup, Barkly, Beenak, Bellbrae/Jan Juc, Bendigo, Berwick, Birregurra, Blue Mountain, Boort, Boram Boram, Box Hill, Branxholme, Briagalong, Broadford, Buangor, Buckland, Bungaree, Bunyip, Burwood, Byaduk, Campbell's Creek/Castlemaine, Camperdown, Cape Bridgewater, Caramut, Carisbrook, Cassilis, Casterton, Cavendish, Cheltenham, Chewton, Clunes, Cobden, Coghills Creek, Corinella, Corop, Cressy, Creswick, Crib Point, Cudgewa, Darlington, Dartmoor, Daylesford, Deans Marsh/Bambra, Dergholm, Derrinallum, Digby, Donnybrook, Dookie, Drik Drik, Dromana, Dunkeld, Dunolly, Eddington, Eganstown, Eildon/Darlingford, Ellerslie, Elmhurst, Elphinstone, Erica, Eurambeen, Flinders, Footscray, Framlingham, Franklinford, Freshwater Creek, Fryerstown, Garvoc, Gembrook, Glen Wills, Glenlyon, Gordon, Gowangardie, Granite Flat, Gray's Bridge, Graytown, Greta, Guildford, Harkaway, Harrietville, Hastings, Hawkesdae, Hazelwood/Morwell, Heathcote, Heidelberg, Hepburn east/Smeaton, Hexham, Heywood, Joyce's Creek, Kangaroo Flat, Kangaroo Ground, Kerang, Kilcunda, Kilnoorat, Kingower, Korong Vale, Krambruk/Apollo Bay, Lake Rowan, Leongatha, Lexton, Lilydale, Lismore, Loch Ard, Lockwood, Longwood, Macarthur, Majorca, Maldon, Marong, Maryborough, Maryknoll, Marysville, Merbein, Mildura, Millers Hill, Moliagal, Moonambel, Morrisons, Mt Duneed, Mt Egerton, Mt Moriac, Mt Prospect, Myamyn/Condah, Myrtleford, Mysia, Nambrook, Nangana/Emerald, Narrawong, Natte Yallock, Navarre, Newbridge, Newstead/Green Gully, Nirranda, Nyah, Oakleigh/Mulgrave, Outtrim, Pakenham, Panmure, Paynesville, Pine Lodge, Point Gellibrand, Point Nepean, Port Campbell, Port Fairy, Portarlington, Pyalong, Pyramid Hill, Queenscliff, Redbank, Redcastle, Rheola, Rodborough, Rosebery, Rosedale, Rupanyup, Rushworth, Sailors Home/Blackheath, San Remo, Sandon, Scott's Creek, Seymour, Shelford, Skipton, Smeaton, Smythesdale, Sorrento/Portsea, Speed, Spring Hill, Springfield, Staffordshire Reef, Steiglitz, Strathbogie, Stuart Mill, Sutton Grange, Talbot, Tarnagulla, Tarrawingee, Tarrayoukyan, Teesdale, Terang, Terrappee, Thomastown, Timor, Tongala, Tooan, Toongabbie, Tower Hill, Trentham, Tyaak, Vaughan, Waayarra/Dunolly, Wallan, Wareek/Bung Bung, Warrak/Mt Cole, Warrnambool, Waterloo, Waubra, Werribee, Wesburn, Whroo, Woodend, Woods Point, Woolsthorpe, Woorndoo, Wycheproof, Yanbuk, Yan Yean, Yaugher.

AIGS Cemetery Index to Transcriptions, Series 2:

Axedale, Bairnsdale, Barkly, Bealiba, Beechworth, Benalla, Bendigo, Berwick, Blackwood, Box Hill, Brighton, Burwood, Campbellfield, Cobram, Colac Lawn, El Dorado, Fawkner Crematorium, Frankston, Heidelberg, Kangaroo Flat, Kerang, Koondrook, Malmsbury, Marlo, Meeniyan, Melbourne General, Melton, Mildura, Murchison, Navarre, Nhill, Polkemmet, Runnymede, Sale Lawn, Shepparton Pine Lawn, Springvale Necropolis, Greensborough, Strathbogie/Mt Wombat, Taradale, Templestowe, Towaninnie, Tylden, Walhalla, Warrnambool, Werribee, Wesburn, White Hills, Whychitella, Williamstown, Willow Grove Lawn, Yarra Glen.

 

FAMILY HISTORY CONNECTIONS - CEMETERY TRANSCRIPTION INDEX (AIGS)

This database includes AIGS Cemetery Index to Transcriptions, Series 1. Cemeteries included can be seen above. It may be viewed online at the Family History Connections website. For members only.

https://www.familyhistoryconnections.org.au/index.php/resources


AUSTRALIAN CEMETERIES

This website has information about Australian cemeteries including cemetery trust websites, burial records, headstone transcriptions and photographs and people willing to do lookups. There is a searchable surname index for Victoria.

https://www.australiancemeteries.com.au/


AUSTRALIAN CEMETERIES INDEX

This website has many headstone transcriptions and photographs for Victoria. The cemeteries that appear to be completely transcribed or photographed include:

Also included are Box Hill Cemetery burial records. There is a searchable surname index for Victoria.

https://www.austcemindex.com/

 

BILLIONGRAVES

This website has many photographs of headstones in Victoria. These have been contributed by the public. Each entry has a transcript, which includes a link to an image of the headstone with GPS details. There are many complete cemeteries. There is a searchable surname index for Victoria.

https://billiongraves.com/

 

FAMILYSEARCH - BILLIONGRAVES INDEX

Name index of burial records courtesy of BillionGraves which is an expansive family history database of records and images from the world's cemeteries, all tagged with GPS locations. Volunteers around the world capture images of headstones in a cemetery and upload them to the site.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2026973

 

FINDMYPAST- AUSTRALIA BILLION GRAVES CEMETERY INDEX

This website has many photographs of headstones in Victoria. These have been contributed by the public. Each entry has a transcript, which includes a link to an image of the headstone with GPS details. There are many complete cemeteries. There is a searchable surname index for Victoria.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/australia-billion-graves-cemetery-index


FIND A GRAVE

This website has many headstone transcriptions and photographs for Victoria. These are contributed by the public. There is a searchable surname index for Victoria.

https://www.findagrave.com/

 

FAMILYSEARCH - FIND A GRAVE INDEX

Index courtesy of Find A Grave, an expansive family history database of records and images from the world's cemeteries. This collection provides limited indexed data only; for a much richer user experience, including access to photographs, portraits, biographies, and stories, follow the link on the record and visit findagrave.com.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2221801


ANCESTRY- AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND, FIND A GRAVE INDEX, 1800s-Present

Find A Grave is a website where headstone transcriptions and photographs of graves are posted online by the public. Some include biographies.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60528


CAROL'S HEADSTONE PHOTOGRAPHS

This website has a very large list of cemeteries in Victoria where the headstones have been photographed. The names within each cemetery are listed and the photographs are obtainable on request. There is a searchable surname index for all cemeteries on the website.

http://www.ozgenonline.com/~Carols_Headstones/


LORRAINE'S BURIAL RECORDS

This website has many headstone inscriptions for Victoria. The cemeteries transcribed include Ararat Cemetery, Barkly Cemetery, Bowmans Forest Cemetery, Carlyle Cemetery, Casterton Cemetery, Cathcart Cemetery, Cavendish Cemetery, Chiltern Cemetery, Crowlands Cemetery, Cudgewa Cemetery, Dargo Cemetery, Elhurst Cemetery, Ensay Cemetery, Glenmaggie Cemetery, Hawkesdale Cemetery, Heyfield Cemetery, Jamieson Cemetery, Kaniva Cemetery, Landsborough Cemetery, Loch Ard Cemetery, Marlo Cemetery, Merbein Cemetery, Milawa Cemetery, Moyston Cemetery, Mount Cole Cemetery, Murtoa Cemetery, Navarre Cemetery, Pimpinio Cemetery, Port Fairy Cemetery, Red Cliffs Pioneer Cemetery and Lawn Cemetery, Ross Bridge Cemetery, Stanley Cemetery, Tarnagulla Cemetery, Violet Town Cemetery, Whroo Cemetery and Yarrawonga Cemetery. There is a searchable surname index for Victoria.

http://www.ozburials.com/


GRAVESTONE PHOTOGRAPHIC RESOURCES

This website has many headstone transcriptions and thumbnail photographs for Victoria. These are contributed by the public. Full scale photographs are obtainable upon request. There is a searchable surname index for Victoria.

https://www.gravestonephotos.com/

 

ANCESTRY - WEB: GLOBAL, GRAVESTONE PHOTOGRAPH INDEX, 1265-2014

Gravestone Photographic Resources. An international directory of grave monuments. Gravestone Photographic Resource.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=9740

 

INTERMENT

This website has many headstone transcriptions for Victoria. These are contributed by the public. The complete cemeteries that have been transcribed include Marlo Cemetery and Westgarthtown Lutheran Cemetery, Thomastown.

http://www.interment.net/Default.htm

 

FAMILY HISTORY CONNECTIONS - SPRINGVALE NECROPOLIS PLAQUES

Photographs of cremation plaques at Springvale Botantical Cemetery may be viewed online at the Family History Connections (previously Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies) website. Many of these may no longer be extant. For members only.

https://www.familyhistoryconnections.org.au/index.php/resources


STEVE'S HEADSTONE PHOTOS

This website includes headstone inscriptions from cemeteries from the northern suburbs of Melbourne. Cemeteries include:

Photographs are obtainable upon request.

http://headstonephotos.steveparker.id.au/


DEAD PERSONS SOCIETY, MELBOURNE (PANDORA)

This website is no longer online; an archived version of the website dated 17 March 2012 has been sourced from Pandora.This website has headstone inscriptions for

http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/12624/20120512-0000/home.vicnet.net.au/_dpsoc/welcome.htm

 

FAMILY HISTORY CONNECTIONS - ANDERSONS CREEK CEMETERY, WARRANDYTE

Andersons Creek Cemetery in Warrandyte, is one of the oldest cemeteries in Vicotria and was first opened in 1858. This index to headstones and memorials with links to photographs, has 720 entries. It was researched and authored by Des Lambley and donated to Family History Connections (previously Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies). It is free to view.

https://familyhistory.asn.au/layout.php?mod=aigsindexes&i=20


SUE O'NEILL - WILL WILL ROOK CEMETERY

There is a list of monumental inscriptions.

http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~pobjoyoneill/genealogy/WillWillRook/wwrmi.htm


SUE O'NEILL AND ANGELA EVANS - KEILOR CEMETERY

There is a searchable list of monumental inscriptions.

http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~pobjoyoneill/genealogy/Keilor/keilmonins.html


WERRIBEE FAMILY HISTORY GROUP - WERRIBEE, TRUGANINA AND ROTHWELL CEMETERIES

This website has a searchable index for headstone transcriptions from Werribee, Truganina and Rothwell Cemeteries.

http://home.vicnet.net.au/~wfhg/


SUSIE ZADA - GEELONG AND DISTRICT CEMETERIES

The headstone transcriptions for the following cemeteries are online at this website:

http://zades.com.au/gandd/index.php/geelong/research/gdcem

There is a searchable database which includes most of the above records (Gordon (Old) Cemetery is not included).

http://zades.com.au/gandd/index.php/databases/gddbs


IAN MARR - SOUTH WESTERN CEMETERIES (PANDORA)

The headstone transcriptions for South Western Victorian cemeteries are no longer online; an archived version of the website dated 28 February 2015 has been sourced from Pandora. The larger cities or towns are not included but were previously available for purchase on CD/USB. There is a searchable surname index for all cemeteries on the website.

https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/awa/20150227185540/http://www.ianmarr.net.au/

 

TALL TREES FAMILY HISTORY - PIMPINIO AND MITIAMO CEMETERIES

This has headstone transcriptions for Pimpinio and Mitiamo Cemeteries.

http://myweb.westnet.com.au/talltrees/research2.html


MT EGERTON.COM - MT EGERTON CEMETERY (PANDORA)

This website has headstone photographs. It is no longer online and this archived version dated 3 February 2014 is sourced from Pandora.

https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/awa/20140202162920/http://www.mtegerton.com/cb_pages/mtegertoncemetery.php?decrease_text=true


FINDMYPAST - MOONDARRA AND ABERFELDY CEMETERIES 1878-2003

This has headstone transcriptions for Moondarra and Aberfeldy Cemeteries.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/victoria-moondarra-and-aberfeldy-cemeteries

 

 

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