Top three: Online records
We look at three other online resources to help you find out about deaths and burials
of course, is one of the major resources for family historians seeking information about their ancestors’ burials and grave locations. It can be incredibly useful: in my case, searching for the burial of an ancestor in Brompton Cemetery, I found that not only were he and his wife both buried there, but so too was his mother-in-law – she wasn’t from London, but had moved in with her daughter and son-in-law for a time, and died at their house. www.deceasedonline.com
2 Ancestry has a search page for its death, burial, cemetery and obituaries collection at http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/category. aspx?cat=125. You can filter your search by location (for example, looking only at UK or Irish records) or by date range. For Irish records, Ancestry includes some Catholic burial registers as well as gravestone inscriptions, wills and obituaries, and the UK results include Nonconformist and non-parochial registers; even if you can’t find a burial, information givenin a will or obituary might narrow down your search or give you some clues.
BATH BURIAL INDEX
3 Local group and individual projects are a valuable source of informationregarding burials. For example, the Bath Burial Index, developed by Philip Bendall, includes information about burials from over 50 local cemeteries and graveyards in the Bath area, such a the Baptist Burial Ground, Bath Abbey Cemetery and St Swithin’s. It has a simple search facility, letting you simply search by surname, or by using a combination of cemetery, forename and surname, year born and year buried (you can leave these blankif necessary). www.batharchives.co.uk/burialindex