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Cemetery, Funeral and Cremation Records[edit | edit source]

These records are used to provide and/or verify information about the deceased and may identify surviving family members. While cremation is the primary means of handling the remains of the deceased in Thailand, there are cemeteries in Thailand. Chinese cemeteries tend to be the most common, but Christian and non-Christian cemeteries also exist. Some Thai Buddhist temples include areas where cremated remains are buried and/or recognized by headstones or memorials. These sources of information can be particularly valuable due to a general dearth of other records or difficulty accessing them in Thailand.

Among this record type can be found:

  • Gravestones or monuments
  • Burial records
  • Exhumation records
  • Cremation records
  • Sextons records
  • Obituaries
  • Funeral memorials or cremation volumes

The earliest records date from 800 AD and generally contain the deceased's name, age, death and burial date and place, birth date and place. They sometimes identify immediate family, relatives, and previous generations. In some cases, they also may include dates and other biographical information.

Records can be found in district and municipal archives, church archives, libraries, Chinese community associations, cemetery offices and Buddhist temple archives.

Records Available at BillionGraves[edit | edit source]

Both Jewish and Christian burials are found at the Bangkok Protestant Cemetery and the Jewish Cemetery.

These records are also available on FamilySearch.

List of Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

North
  1. Chiang Mai (เชียงใหม่)
  2. Chiang Rai (เชียงราย)
  3. Kamphaeng Phet (กำแพงเพชร)
  4. Lampang (ลำปาง)
  5. Lamphun (ลำพูน)
  6. Mae Hong Son (แม่ฮ่องสอน)
  7. Nakhon Sawan (นครสวรรค์)
  8. Nan (น่าน)
  9. Phayao (พะเยา)
  10. Phetchabun (เพชรบูรณ์)
  11. Phichit (พิจิตร)
  12. Phitsanulok (พิษณุโลก)
  13. Phrae (แพร่)
  14. Sukhothai (สุโขทัย)
  15. Tak (ตาก)
  16. Uthai Thani (อุทัยธานี)
  17. Uttaradit (อุตรดิตถ์)
North-East (Isaan)
  1. Amnat Charoen (อำนาจเจริญ)
  2. Buriram (บุรีรัมย์)
  3. Chaiyaphum (ชัยภูมิ)
  4. Kalasin (กาฬสินธุ์)
  5. Khon Kaen (ขอนแก่น)
  6. Loei (เลย)
  7. Maha Sarakham (มหาสารคาม)
  8. Mukdahan (มุกดาหาร)
  9. Nakhon Phanom (นครพนม)
  10. Nakhon Ratchasima (นครราชสีมา)
  11. Nongbua Lamphu (หนองบัวลำภู)
  12. Nong Khai (หนองคาย)
  13. Roi Et (ร้อยเอ็ด)
  14. Sakon Nakhon (สกลนคร)
  15. Sisaket (ศรีสะเกษ)
  16. Surin (สุรินทร์)
  17. Ubon Ratchathani (อุบลราชธานี)
  18. Udon Thani (อุดรธานี)
  19. Yasothon (ยโสธร)
  20. Bueng Kan (บึงกาฬ)
Central
  1. Ang Thong (อ่างทอง)
  2. Ayutthaya (พระนครศรีอยุธยา)
  3. Bangkok (กรุงเทพฯ)
  4. Chainat (ชัยนาท)
  5. Kanchanaburi (กาญจนบุรี)
  6. Lopburi (ลพบุรี)
  7. Nakhon Nayok (นครนายก)
  8. Nakhon Pathom (นครปฐม)
  9. Nonthaburi (นนทบุรี)
  10. Pathumthani (ปทุมธานี)
  11. Phetchaburi (เพชรบุรี)
  12. Prachuap Khiri Khan (ประจวบคีรีขันธ์)
  13. Ratchaburi (ราชบุรี)
  14. Samut Prakan (สมุทรปราการ)
  15. Samut Sakhon (สมุทรสาคร)
  16. Samut Songkhram (สมุทรสงคราม)
  17. Saraburi (สระบุรี)
  18. Sing Buri (สิงห์บุรี)
  19. Suphanburi (สุพรรณบุรี)
East
  1. Chachoengsao (ฉะเชิงเทรา)
  2. Chanthaburi (จันทบุรี)
  3. Chonburi (ชลบุรี)
  4. Prachinburi (ปราจีนบุรี)
  5. Rayong (ระยอง)
  6. Sa Kaeo (สระแก้ว)
  7. Trat (ตราด)
South
  1. Chumphon (ชุมพร)
  2. Krabi (กระบี่)
  3. Nakhon Si Thammarat (นครศรีธรรมราช)
  4. Narathiwat (นราธิวาส)
  5. Pattani (ปัตตานี)
  6. Phang Nga (พังงา)
  7. Phatthalung (พัทลุง)
  8. Phuket (ภูเก็ต)
  9. Ranong (ระนอง)
  10. Satun (สตูล)
  11. Songkhla (สงขลา)
  12. Surat Thani (สุราษฎร์ธานี)
  13. Trang (ตรัง)
  14. Yala (ยะลา)

Collections of Funeral Memorials[edit | edit source]

Funeral memorials are unique publications in Thailand. They commonly focus on content covering a wide range of topics published on behalf of or to honor the deceased person being recognized, but most of these publications also frequently contain some biographical information. Some libraries, old book stores, and other organizations have collected and digitized thousands of these.