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Showing posts from February, 2013

WDYTYA? Live and Manor Park Crematorium

This week we had a great time at Who Do You Think You Are? Live and uploaded all cremation records from Manor Park Crematorium to the Deceased Online database. Big thanks to everyone who came to see us and tried out the Deceased Online database at this year’s Who Do You Think You Are? Live. The show is the biggest family history event in the world and this year did not disappoint. I was busy from Friday to Sunday meeting people on the Deceased Online stand, signing books and giving expert answers with the Society of Genealogists. I also met up with some lovely friends and colleagues, and generally didn’t stop talking for three days! As usual I sadly missed most of the many excellent talks on offer, but did catch a few minutes of William Roache speaking about his fascinating grandparents. His acting skills were much in evidence as he held the audience spellbound while recounting the tragic death of his grandfather. Jamie, John and the team on the Deceased Online stan

Competition Answers

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: 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

Manor Park in the Modern Age

Deceased Online's latest release includes the records of one of London’s largest cemeteries: Manor Park Cemetery and Crematorium E7. Last week, we uploaded about a quarter of the burial and cremation records of East London’s magnificent Manor Park Cemetery to the database . This includes over 100,000 records from 1931 to 2010. For burials up to 26 February 1996, the details have been scanned from registers, but data from 27 February 1997 has been digitised only as there are no registers. Many of you have already been in touch to let us know that you have found your relatives buried there. You can find out more by downloading the burial register scan, examining the grave details of other occupants, or locating the specific grave by noting the grave reference number and then printing the digitised maps. If you are able to visit, the privately-owned Cemetery can be found not far from the 2012 Olympic Park.   As the nation recovered from the First World War, domestic li

Greater London by Nick Barratt

This week we have three copies of Nick Barratt's new book Greater London to give away. To celebrate the release of the latest collections of London records on the Deceased Online database , we have teamed up with the publisher Random House for an exciting new competition. This week we will be uploading over 100,000 burial records for Manor Park Cemetery, dating from 1930 to the present day. We'll be adding the final stages throughout February. In the Spring, we'll add the records of Brompton Cemetery, West London - one of the "Magnificent Seven" Victorian cemeteries that were built just outside the centre.  Nick Barratt's book, Greater London: The Story of the Suburbs , looks further into the Magnificent Seven and at the growth of London that led to them being built. For Nick, though, London's most significant cemetery is Abney Park in Stoke Newington. He said, " Despite the architecture displayed in the mausoleums of Kensal G