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St Matthew's Catholic Burial Register 1875 - 1908  
Church Register Details
Parish:  St Matthew's
Address:  Windsor NSW 2756
Denomination:  Catholic
Register:  Burials
Register Dates:  1875-1908


Unfortunately the records covering this period 1875-1908 appear to be missing and unavailable. Despite thorough searching by St. Matthew's Catholic Church, Windsor & St. Monica's Catholic Church, Richmond; Hawkesbury City Council Library and the Catholic Archives, St. Marys Cathedral, Sydney they have not been located to date.

Some suggestions for alternative records for burials for this period are:


To locate death information, such as using the NSW births, deaths & Marriage site at http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm and utilise death certificates. A death certificate confirms where a person was buried. Transcription agents offer cheap alternatives for certificates, see http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/howToSearch.htm#TranscriptionAgent


Also try searching for death notices and obituaries in local newspapers. Newspapers are available to search online as part of Trove http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper Local Hawkesbury newspapers appear on Trove due to the sponsorship of Hawkesbury Library Service. Local newspapers are not complete for the period 1875-1888 but are complete for 1888 onwards. Deaths recorded in the Hawkesbury district often appear in local newspapers as well as Sydney and other newspapers. Local newspapers are also available on microfilm for the period and are held by Hawkesbury City Library Service, 300 George Street, Windsor / State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street Sydney & the National Library of Australia, Canberra.


Another alternative is to try to see whether the person has surviving headstone. The Catholic Cemetery at Windsor is not yet transcribed on the "Hawkesbury on the Net - Cemetery Register" but will be forthcoming. Transcriptions are held and can be consulted at : Hawkesbury City Council Library, Dight Street, Windsor and the Society of Australian Genealogist, 120 Kent Street, Sydney.

Credits: Transcriptions by Kristine Wood - October 2003.


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