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Meet us at WDYTYA? Live!

This weekend we are looking forward to meeting blog readers and users of the Deceased Online database at our stand 924 at Who Do You Think You Are? Live. There will be plenty of opportunities to try our database and chat to our team. I shall be there to give advice about finding your ancestors' burial places and how to take your family history search further once a burial record has been found. You can read more about the event here.

Thanks to everyone who entered our competition to win one of three signed copies of Nick Barratt's super new book, Greater London. The competition is now closed and the winners will be announced imminently.

The answers to the questions are as follows:
  1. Name the famous 19th/20th century novelist who helped clear and relocate burials from the old St Pancras Church graveyard to the new St Pancras and Islington Cemetery (records available on  A famous tree still stands in the old graveyard which bears his name. 
Thomas Hardy
  1. Many of the victims of the worst-ever River Thames boating accident of 1878 are buried in several cemeteries whose records are to be found on Deceased Online.  Can you name the pleasure boat which sank killing 640 people?
The SS Princess Alice
  1. Within the next few months, Deceased Online will upload all digitised records for Brompton Cemetery, one of the 'Magnificent Seven' large garden cemeteries in London.  Can you name four of the other six 'Magnificent Seven' cemeteries? 
Any four of the following:

Kensal Green Cemetery
West Norwood Cemetery
Highgate Cemetery
Abney Park Cemetery
Nunhead Cemetery
Tower Hamlets Cemetery
  1. Which East London cemetery, located in the London Borough of Newham, already has all its records on Deceased Online?
West Ham Cemetery

If you are attending WDYTYA? Live, we look forward to meeting you this weekend. If you can't attend, look out for updates on events via our Facebook and Twitter pages!


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