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Happy New Year 2018

Deceased Online looks forward to an exciting 2018

Happy New Year to all readers of this blog! 2017 was an eventful year for Deceased Online with diverse additions of cremation and burial records to the Deceased Online database and this year we are looking forward to even more.

We are pleased to have ready for release the burial and cremation data of more than 6 million people over the next 12 months, including:

  • several cities
  • the largest cemetery in the UK (covering 460 acres)
  • the 5th of the Magnificent Seven cemeteries on Deceased Online - West Norwood Cemetery & Crematorium
  • 1 million records from the North West and Manchester area.
Deceased Online has millions of new records from UK burial and cremation authorities and The National Archives in the pipeline for this year. To ensure you don't miss any news, register on the website (for free) and leave the emails option box un-ticked to receive notification automatically when any new records are added. And, of course, keep following this blog!

Deceased Online has a strong London Collection and I was delighted to see the first tranche of cemetery and crematorium records from the borough of Lambeth. 90,000 names were added to the database in November, making it a useful resource for anyone with south London ancestors.

Coverage for London now contains cemeteries and crematoria across the following boroughs:


London records from The National Archives include:
Spa Fields
Bunhill
Wandsworth
Newham
Tower Hamlets
Croydon
Barnet
Southwark 
Camden
Greenwich Royal Hospital
Royal Garrison Church of St George



Having grown up in North West England, I was pleased to see data from the council of Cheshire East added this year. 
Fleetwood Cemetery
North West England coverage now includes:

Cheshire East Collection  (in partnership with Chester East Council/Orbitas Bereavement Services)
• Congleton Cemetery – 500 records from 2004 to 2015
• Coppenhall Cemetery - 10,400 records from 1861 to 2015
• Crewe Cemetery - 51,750 records from 1872 to 2016
• Nantwich Cemetery - 11,150 records from 1870 to 2015 *
• Sandbach Cemetery - 3,950 records from 1935 to 2015
• Weston Cemetery - 1,150 records from 1908 to 2015
• Crewe Crematorium - 52,100 records from 1954 to 2009 
Wyre Council Collection (in partnership with Wyre Council)
  • Fleetwood Cemetery, Beach Road, Fleetwood, opened 1841 (nearly 27,000 burials)
  • Poulton New Cemetery, Garstang Road, Poulton le Fylde, opened 1929 (2,552 burials)
  • Poulton Old Cemetery, Moorland Road, Poulton le Fylde, opened 1895 (3,660 burials)
  • Preesall Cemetery, Cemetery Lane, Preesall, opened 1856 (3,000+ burials)
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council Collection (digitized in partnership with Blackburn and Darwen Borough Council)
  • Blackburn Cemetery (aka Whalley New Road): 1859 - 1997 
  • Darwen Cemetery: 1861 - 1998
  • Pleasington Cemetery: 1969 - 2001 
  • Pleasington Crematorium: 1957 - 2003
Lancashire (The National Archives)
Bethesda Congregational Churchyard, BlackpoolLancashireNorth West1844 to 1917
Congregational Church, SouthportLancashireNorth West1828 to 1885
Mount Street Burial Ground, BlackburnLancashireNorth West1813 to 1867
Old Church of St John, BuryLancashireNorth West1753 to 1880
Preston St Paul Churchyard, PrestonLancashireNorth West1810 to 1951
Redundant Church of St Johns, Silverdale, BlackburnLancashireNorth West1838 to 1915
Salford Northern Cemetery, SalfordLancashireNorth West1904 to 1973
St Bartholomew (Ewood), BlackburnLancashireNorth West1958 to 2003

Cumbria
Church of Holy Trinity, MardaleCumbriaNorth West1750 to 1915

Greater Manchester
Trafford Council Collection (in partnership with Trafford Council)

  • Dunham Lawn Cemetery
  • Hale Cemetery (Altrincham)
  • Sale Cemetery
  • Stretford Cemetery
  • Urmston Cemetery
  • Altrincham Crematorium
Bolton Council Collection (in partnership with Bolton Council)
  • Astley Bridge Cemetery, opened 1884
  • Blackrod Cemetery, opened 1887
  • Farnworth Cemetery, opened 1876
  • Heaton Cemetery, opened 1879
  • Horwich (Ridgemont) Cemetery, opened 1928
  • Tonge Cemetery, opened 1856
  • Westhaughton Cemetery, opened 1858
  • Overdale Crematorium, opened 1954
Manchester and Lancashire FHS Collection/Bolton Monumental Inscription Records (in partnership with Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society)
  • St Peter, Belmont
  • St Katherine, Blackrod
  • St Peter, Bolton Le Moor
  • St Stephen, Lever Bridge
  • Emmanuel. Bolton
  • St Paul, Astley Bridge, Bolton
  • Wesleyan Chapel, Fletcher Street, Bolton
  •  Christ Church, Walmsley
  • Unitarian Chapel, Walmsley
  • Old Chapel, Walmsley
  • St James, Breightmet
  • St Maxentius, Bradshaw
  • St Mary Deane (Old and New)
  • St Michael, Bolton
  • St John, Farnworth
  • St Paul, Halliwell
  • Holy Trinity, Horwich
  • Lea Lane Chapel, Horwich
  • Congregational United Reform, Little Lever
  • St Bartholomew, Westhoughton
Greater Manchester (The National Archives)
Ardwick Cemetery, ArdwickGreater ManchesterNorth West1750 to 1963
Burial Ground of St James Church, Birch in RusholmeGreater ManchesterNorth West1681 to 1980
Chorlton Green Graveyard, Chorlton-cum-HardyGreater ManchesterNorth West1708 to 1963
Dob Lane Chapel, FailsworthGreater ManchesterNorth West
Platt Chapel Graveyard, RusholmeGreater ManchesterNorth West1746 to 1885
Rusholme Road Cemetery, Chorlton Upon MedlockGreater ManchesterNorth West1806 to 1949
Southern Cemetery, Chorlton-cum-HardyGreater ManchesterNorth West1868 to 1917
St Marys Graveyard, LeighGreater ManchesterNorth West1770 to 1965
St Peters Church Yard, OldhamGreater ManchesterNorth West1768 to 1876
Weaste Cemetery, City of SalfordGreater ManchesterNorth West1508 to 1969

Merseyside
Merseyside (The National Archives)

Christ Church Burial Ground, Hunter St, LiverpoolMerseysideNorth West1784 to 1877
Holy Trinity Churchyard, St Anne St, LiverpoolMerseysideNorth West1790 to 1887
St James Cemetery, LiverpoolMerseysideNorth West1756 to 1926
Wallasey Cemetery, WallaseyMerseysideNorth West1892 to 1955

Other highlights from last year were the additions of more records in the North East Lincolnshire Council Collection.

"Fish Dock, Grimsby, Lincolnshire" by National Maritime Museum - Flickr: Fish Dock, Grimsby, Lincolnshire. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fish_Dock,_Grimsby,_Lincolnshire.jpg#/media/File:Fish_Dock,_Grimsby,_Lincolnshire.jpg
As well as two cemeteries, North East Lincolnshire also manages a crematorium and the full site names and records details are as follows:
  • Cleethorpes Cemetery, Beacon Avenue, Cleethorpes, DN35 8EQ: records from 1877 - 1999
  • Scartho Road Cemetery, Scartho Road, Grimsby, DN33 2AL: records from 1889 - 1994
  • Grimsby Crematorium, Weelsby Avenue, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN32 0BA: records from 1954 - 1992
In October 2017, Deceased Online added burial registers for the closed Ainslie Street Cemetery (now a public park) for nearly 15,000 burials, 1855-1943. There are approximately 400,000 records for over 185,000 burials and cremations available and the range of records comprises: digital scans of burial and cremation registers, grave details of all burials and cemetery section maps for each grave (excluding Ainslie Street).
In 2018, there are plans to add millions more burial and cremation records from across the UK. This includes the exciting release of 'magnificent' West Norwood Cemetery
Also, records for the Macclesfield area of Cheshire have been digitised and will be released later this year. The cemeteries are:

Alderley Edge Cemetery – 4,000 records from 1906 to 2015
Knutsford Cemetery – 7,200 records from 1902 to 2015
Macclesfield Cemetery – 62,000 records from 1866 to 2015
Meadowbrook Cemetery – 500 records from 2006 to 2015
Wilmslow Cemetery – 6,600 records from 1907 to 2015

Macclesfield Crematorium – 64,000 records from 1960 to 1997




Some of the Deceased Online team attended Who Do You Think You Are? Live at Birmingham NEC in February 2017 and enjoyed meeting readers and database users, but are sorry that the show will not be continuing this year.

We would love to hear what you are looking forward to this year, and what plans you have for your family history research. Do let us know in the Comments Box below or via our Facebook and Twitter platforms.




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