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Showing posts from April, 2016

Calderdale Collection: Latest Additions

This week Deceased Online adds records from three more cemeteries in its Calderdale Collection. The latest cemeteries are all market towns in West Yorkshire. In this week's blog I explore further the history of the area, touching on the collapse of the textile industry and its effects regionally. View of Elland by Dave59 at English Wikipedia - Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons by Mtaylor848 using CommonsHelper., CC BY-SA 3.0, As I wrote in my introductory post on the Calderdale Collection , this borough of former mill towns, moorland and waterways lies at the foothills of the Pennine Hills. Until the late 20th century, its economic life was dominated by textile industries. Calderdale comprises small towns whose cotton, worsted and wool mills were powered across the centuries by the fast-running waters of the River Calder. The latest additions to the Deceased Online database are for the cemeteries of Elland, Ludden

WDYTYA? Live 2016 and Grave Symbols

The Deceased Online team had a great time at Who Do You Think You Are? Live last week. One of the many interesting visitors to our stand at the show has inspired us to look further into the signs and symbols we often see on memorials and headstones. Richard and the team enjoy showing visitors how to use the Deceased Online database at WDYTYA? Live 2016 Once again, everyone at Deceased Online would like to thank the organizers of Who Do You Think You Are? Live , the Society of Genealogists , and all of those who dropped by at our stand 288 at Birmingham's NEC on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. WDYTYA? Live remains the biggest family history show in the world (with over 13,000 visitors this year) and we were delighted to see many new and long-term Deceased Online users. Richard, Jamie and the team also enjoyed linking up with their friends in the many family history societies and other companies who attended. It was great to meet so many who love our website which we've