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Lincoln Collection

This week we are pleased to launch our Lincoln Collection, featuring five burial grounds and one crematorium from the East Midlands cathedral city. I hope some of you picked up on the hint in the recent Nottingham Collection post about the Robin Hood link to our latest release. I was, of course, referring to Lincoln Green , the colour of cloth worn by the fabled Robin and his Merry Men. In the Middle Ages, Lincoln produced woollen cloth of a rich olive green, created by dying first with blue woad and then with a yellow weld. Besides its cloth heritage, the city of Lincoln has a rich medieval history and a splendid cathedral, dating from 1072. In my opinion, there are few finer views in England than the sight of Lincoln Cathedral floodlit against a clear night. Monuments in Canwick Road Cemetery, with Lincoln Cathedral just visible on the horizon. Deceased Online's Lincoln Collection includes full sets of records for five burial grounds and one crematorium and is reprod

Your Feedback

Each week I end my blog post by asking readers to contact the Deceased Online team, saying that we love to hear from you. We really do and we very much appreciate all the emails, Facebook messages, Tweets, and blog comments that you send us. This week, I thought I'd share some of the inspirational messages we have received .  The gateway to Plumstead Cemetery in the Royal Borough of Greenwich A couple of weeks ago on this blog I mentioned a recent message from Brenda Moir Shout , who lives far from the UK in the Namibian desert. Brenda contacted me about the joint headstone of her great grandfather, Henry John Carlisle (1885-1915), and his son, Arthur Dowley Carlisle (died 16 July 1916 at Delville Wood), that she knew stands in Plumstead Cemetery . I recommended Brenda search the records on the Deceased Online database so that she could find the full burial details and grave location map of her family's headstone. A few months later, Brenda wrote again to tell me that


This week Deceased Online launches its Pembrokeshire Collection, covering around 86,000 records, dating back to 1869. The Collection is launched in partnership with the local County Council, Cyngor Sir Penfro. The beautiful Pembrokeshire coastline (Richard Gray) Deceased Online 's Pembrokeshire Collection features transcriptions of records from cemeteries in the area around Narberth, Pembroke and Pembroke Dock. Pembrokeshire County County Council , or Cyngor Sir Penfro, is one of 22 Principal Areas in Wales.    The county is very popular as a holiday and water sports destination and I enjoyed a family break there recently, taking time out from cycling and swimming near Narberth to visit the beaches and architecture of historic Tenby. Pembrokeshire is rightly celebrated for its spectacular coastline. Consequently, the county has a strong maritime and fishing heritage, as well as a history of farming and agricultural labour .    The Collection includes 11 cemeteries an