Top three: On­line records

We look at three other on­line re­sources to help you find out about deaths and buri­als

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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.­cease­


2 An­ces­try has a search page for its death, burial, ceme­tery and obit­u­ar­ies col­lec­tion at­ces­­e­gory. 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.


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).­alin­dex

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