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Showing posts from July, 2020

Highgate Cemetery Visiting News

Unique opportunity for visitors to one  of london's magnificent seven Cemeteries inside The west cemetery If you have ancestors buried in Highgate Cemetery's West Cemetery, you may have found it difficult to visit their graves. In recent years, visitors have been allowed into this part of the cemetery by guided tour only.  This summer, as an experiment, Highgate Cemetery is offering visitors the opportunity to experience Highgate Cemetery West on their own, without a guide.  Numbers are limited to preserve the tranquillity.  This will be possible on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets go on sale 5 weeks beforehand, so it is worth checking back later if the date you want is not yet listed.  Tickets will not be sold at the Cemetery. If you turn up without a ticket, you will be refused entry. And t ickets cannot be changed or refunded.  The cemetery is divided by a main road between the  East and West Cemeteries . The East Cemetery has different visiting arrangements and can usually b

Norfolk Overview

This week I catch up with Deceased Online's new collections and summarize what's currently available to help locate ancestors who died in Norfolk Above: headstones around the ruins of a church at Tunstall My personal Norfolk family history stretches back centuries.  The surnames in this branch of my tree include  Pymer, Oxorough, Betts, and Feetham - names common in this region in  the Middle Ages when the county grew rich f rom the textile trade.  Bordering Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, this East Anglian county was one of the most highly populated and prosperous parts of England in the Middle Ages. By the end of the 16th century, its cathedral city of Norwich was the second largest in England. Norfolk's economic significance was already in decline by the time of the Industrial Revolution in which it played little part. Railwa ys arrived late. The c ounty remains largely rural, with many of its churches and historic buildings well-preserved.  During the First an