The monumental inscriptions are provided in PDF format and while the information given can vary you can find out the following about your ancestor:
Date of death
Age at death
Names of immediate family
The Beenleigh Cemetery was established in 1872 although the earliest date of death goes back to 1867. It is situated on River Hills Road, Beenleigh, Queensland in the north east of Australia.
This transcript was carried out by members of the Queensland Family History Society between October and December 2000, with a final check carried out in April 2001. Inscriptions were taken from gravestones as well as the columbarium, where those cremated are memorialised. These records were compiled by Rosemary and Eric Kopittke.
Several abbreviations are used in the inscriptions and these are as follows:
ILMO – In Loving Memory Of
IMO – In Memory Of
STTMO – Sacred To The Memory Of
These monumental inscriptions are presented as a PDF. This means that searching for your ancestor will be a little different from using our standard search. PDF documents will only accept precise text search terms but we’ve provided a few tips to help you with get started.
All searches must be for exact words or phrases occurring within the text. It’s important to use the spelling that would be used in the document. All search results will bring you directly to the page where your search term can be found.
To search for your ancestor by name you will have to search for the name as it appears in the book. For example, if you were looking for a Bobby Bill Smith you could look for Robert William Smith or simply Robert Smith.
If you are searching for a specific date please note that dates appear in the format day month year and that months have been abbreviated. So if you wanted to search for burials from November 25th 1905 you would search for 25 Nov 1905.
If you put a phrase or a name in inverted commas then the search will look for the words in the order you have them rather than looking for each word individually. For example “Robert William Smith”.