Victorian Genealogy

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Funeral Director and Undertaker Records

 

 

Funeral directors or undertakers are given on Victorian death certificates. In the early days the person who dug the grave may be listed; this could be a relative or a friend of the family. See Death Registration Records under Death Records.

Funeral directors or undertakers are also given on death notices in newspapers. See Newspapers, Magazines and Journals.

Also see Business Records.

 

RECORDS

 

STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA - FUNERAL DIRECTOR / UNDERTAKER RECORDS

Some are on microfilm and some are held in the Manuscripts Collection.

Name Place Records Time Period
John Sleight Melbourne, St Kilda, Windsor, Richmond, Brighton and Elsternwick Daybooks 1847-1880
R. Lewis Funeral Parlour Fitzroy Account Book 1851-1856, 1859-1888
Apps Funeral Parlour St. Kilda Registers and Index 1864-1903
Raybould Funeral Parlour Prahran   1888-1900
John Allison Richmond Registers and Index 1882-1900
H. King & Sons Richmond   1885-1902
H. King & Sons Footscray   1888-1912
Jackson Williamstown   1859-1913
Nelson Bros Undertakers Williamstown   1895-1904
Pasco and Co Creswick Funeral Registers 1885-1909
George James Colac Record Book 1895-1913

 

FAMILY HISTORY CONNECTIONS - MELBOURNE FUNERAL DIRECTOR RECORDS 1839-1975

Family History Connections was previously the Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies. These records are on CD. It was formerly known as the Lancaster Index. It holds records for the following funeral directors: Samuel Cook and John Sleight, A. A. Sleight, B. Sleight, T. H. Allison, Drayton and Garson, W. D. Rose.

 

FAMILYSEARCH - W.G.RAVEN, FITZROY UNDERTAKER RECORDS 1857-1921

Includes indexes for registers beginning in 1882. Original records in possession of the Bathurst Funerals, Elsternwick.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/272885?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

FAMILYSEARCH - PADBURY FUNERALS UNDERTAKER RECORDS 1872-1880, 1884-1903, 1977-1983

Padbury Funerals has locations at Doncaster and Ringwood. Original records in possession of Tobin Brothers, North Melbourne who acquired Padbury Funerals in the 1970s.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/427871?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

FAMILYSEARCH - KORUMBURRA UNDERTAKER RECORDS 1976-1978

Original records in possession of Mr. A. O. Holland, Korumburra.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/198893?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

WEBSITES

 

THE LAST POST

This website has funeral notices uploaded by funeral directors from about 2008 until the present.

https://www.thelastpost.com.au/

 

OBITS.COM.AU

This website has death notices, funeral notices and obituaries from 2005 to the present.

http://www.obits.com.au/

 

HEAVEN'S ADDRESS

HeavenAddress provide families and friends a respectful place to celebrate, honour and pay tribute to their loved ones regardless of time, place and religion. HeavenAddress is a digital memory box where photos, videos and messages can be stored and encourages grandchildren through to grandparents to participate.

https://www.heavenaddress.com/

 

ASSOCIATIONS

 

NATIONAL FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA

https://nfda.com.au/

 

AUSTRALIAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION

http://afda.org.au/

 

FUNERAL CELEBRANTS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA

https://www.funeralcelebrants.org.au/

 

 

 

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