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First Anniversary of Deceased Online Blog

Looking back over 48 posts on the Deceased Online Blog

This autumn Deceased Online will add thousands of burial records from across the UK to the database. These include collections from the north east of England, remote areas of Scotland, urban parts of the Midlands, and further collections from The National Archives. As we look ahead, I would like to say thank you to all those who've read this blog over the past year.

I published the first post, "The Conventional Daughter of one of the 19th century's most notorious couples", just over a year ago on 2 August 2012. Since then the blog has received thousands of hits from readers around the world, including some living in Australia, Canada, Spain, Lithuania and Japan.

The first ever post on the Deceased Online blog (August 2012)
Over last twelve months I've given updates on new records on the database while exploring some of the well-known names in the collections. Besides these, the blog has featured book competitions, how-to guides and social history. The most popular post has been my guide to the website: "How to use the Deceased Online database". There has also been great interest in the collections of Bolton Council, Trafford Council, The National Archives and London cemeteries such as West Ham, Manor Park and Brompton.

You can read all the past posts by scrolling down the list on the left. If you would like to subscribe to the blog by email, simply register via the link at the bottom of this page.

One final thanks to all those who have commented on the posts, either on the blog or on our Facebook and Twitter pages. We have been delighted to hear from so many of you who have found ancestors and some, like Barry Rees and Jan Ellis, who have even manged to visit their graves. Please do keep letting us know your thoughts on the collections and sharing your findings.

                  Hopefully there will be many more discoveries over the next year!


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