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China, Cemetery Records, 1820-1983
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Record Description
Record Type: Cemetery Records
Collection years: 1820-1983
Languages: Chinese
Title in the Language: 中國,墓地記錄
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墓地中國 (cemeteries, China)


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes cemetery records from various locations throughout China, Taiwan and Malaysia from 1820-1983. The records include both Chinese nationals and foreigners. Cemetery records include interment records (some from World War II), cremation records, and ossuarium records.

Chinese grave shapes, furnishings, and their symbolic meanings have to be understood within the context of the Chinese world view and of Chinese mythical beliefs in the origin of human life. See Chinese Cemeteries for more information on the history of the cemetery records.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are written in Chinese. For help reading these records see Chinese Genealogy and Chinese Research Helps.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for China, Cemetery Records, 1820-1983.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Cemetery

  • Name of person buried
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Gender
  • Last place of residence
  • Place of burial
  • Section of cemetery
  • Grave number

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

To begin searching the cemetery records, it is helpful to know the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Approximate year of death
  • Locality of cemetery

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

This collection does not have a searchable index. Only images are available. See View the Images to access them.

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page

  1. Select Country
  2. Select Province
  3. Select County
  4. Select Cemetery Name
  5. Select Title and Year to view the images

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Use the age to determine a birth year
  • Continue to search for family members.

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • In some cases descendants would have their ancestors exhumed when they moved to another place and reburied in their new location
  • Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community
  • Check for variant spellings of the names

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
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