Research request – Questions and Answers

Q.  Will the information be posted or emailed?

The information requested will be emailed.

Q.  Can I see an example of the information I will receive?

When you request information from the burial register, this will include the original handwritten entry (1855-1989) as well as the transcribed version. For interments after 1989, only a basic extract can be provided. All occupants buried in the grave are included, irrespective of the person(s) whom you are searching for. Click here [PDF-533Kb] to see an example containing three pages.

Photos of the gravesite(s) are included with the information from the burial register (see previous example) together with a transcription of the headstone inscription, otherwise the photos are emailed separately as attachments. As a general guide, there is one photo to illustrate the grave as a whole as well as separate photo(s) of the inscription(s). The resolution is a minimum 1060 x 1070. Click here to see an example.

map showing the location of the grave(s) will show the individual surrounding graves to give you the precise location. Click here [PDF-6.6Mb] to see an example. It should be mentioned that the maps available at the Cemetery are not accurate nor do they provide you with the precise location of the grave.

Q.  Ok, so how do I receive the information then?

minimum donation of $2 is required. There are two easy methods to make a donation:

1. Just click on the “Donate with PayPal” button below. It’s free and secure and you don’t need a PayPal account.

2. For Australian bank account holders who wish to make an electronic payment, the account details are:

BSB/Account Number/PayID
Bank: Credit Union Australia
BSB: 814282
Account: 50514776
PayID Name: Travis M SELLERS

If you wish to send a cheque/money order (no cash), contact us for our postal details.

Q.  What will my cash donation be used for?

Donations are currently being used to photograph all burial sites of the Brighton General Cemetery (over 28,600) and making them available for download on this website; as well as a searchable index of the burial register with emphasis on accuracy. A beta version can be viewed here.

Between 2003 and 2007, donations went towards the formation of three Cemetery Friends’ groups at Brighton, Cheltenham and Boroondara (Kew).

From March 2007 to August 2010, all donations went to The Adam Lindsay Gordon Grave Restoration Appeal which reached its target of raising $10,000 to go towards the restoration and future maintenance of Poet Gordon’s grave.

Between August 2010 and January 2014, donations were shared with the Friends of Cheltenham and Regional Cemeteries Inc. to commission a series of historic markers on graves at the Cheltenham cemeteries.

In April 2020, funds donated were used to publish The Encyclopedia of Adam Lindsay Gordon (2020) by The Adam Lindsay Gordon Commemorative Committee Inc.

Donations have also been made to Dry July, the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute; and the British Heart Foundation.