ISBN 1 921171 10 3
This CD consolidates into a single collection of files, inscriptions on headstones and plaques in ten cemeteries in the Beenleigh, Redland Bay and Cleveland districts, as transcribed, indexed and compiled for publication between 1995 and 2002 by Rosemary and Eric Kopittke. The material has been previously released in printed and/or microfiche form by the Queensland Family History Society in eight separate publications.
The ten cemeteries covered are Alberton, Beenleigh, Bethania Lutheran, Cleveland, Eagleby, Mount Cotton (Cornubia), Mount Cotton (St Pauls Lutheran) Pimpama Island, Redland Bay (Serpentine Road) and Redland Bay (Gordon Road). Some are still active - others closed many years ago.
As well as inscriptions, each file includes a map of each cemetery showing headstone positions and an index to all names referred to on the inscriptions. Together the entries refer to approximately 9,800 people and the files represent about 800 pages of inscriptions, maps and indexes.
The material on this CD is an excellent resource for researching families in the area, covering most of the major cemeteries and with the earliest headstones dating from 1864.
As well as confirming or showing possible errors in the burial register, the MIs often show family relationships for 3 or 4 generations, including names for people not buried in the grave. Details can include parents, birth place and date, marriage information, titles and honours. Neighbouring plots can include related families.
The files are fully searchable on text using Adobe Reader, including, with versions 6 or later, the ability to bring up, in response to a single request, a list of all instances of the name or pattern you are searching across all files on the CD. Details are given in an overall contents file.