The card index of the Christ Church [Church of England] Burial Register, Book 2 [27 Aug 1863 – 20 Jan 1902] has been added to the Geelong & District Database.
We have combined all details from the card index with comments and family history data added from the corresponding entries for Geelong Eastern Cemetery [contributed by Pam Jennings]. The new index contains 3,408 entries of people who appeared in the Christ Church burial register and were then buried in the Geelong Eastern Cemetery. Not all burials were in the Church of England Section at the cemetery – there are burials in all denominational sections and of course some are listed as “unknown location”.
The importance of this card index from the burial register is that they include many death dates which don’t appear in the Geelong Cemeteries Trust on-line database. The new index also combines data from different sources providing the best combination for family history researchers. Details of the contents can be found on the Potpourri Database page for this index.
The card index was transcribed with permission from the Genealogical Society of Victoria and the new combined database will also soon be available in the GSV members’ databases [LINX AUS and GIN]
I note on this Geelong and District website, mention is made that Burial Register, Book 2 incorporating 1863 – 1902 records from Christ Church, Geelong have now been included on your database. This is later than the record I am seeking therefore I am wondering if there is a Book 1 and if so, does Book 1 include the years preceding 1863?
Rosalie – sorry, I don’t know. Two suggestions – contact Christ Church or join the Geelong & District Mailing List and ask the question there – someone may have the answer.