South London burials hit the web
Burial books from two South London cemeteries have been made available on the web for the first time.
Details of more than 300,000 burials at Camberwell Old and Camberwell New cemeteries have been uploaded to deceasedonline.com, where they can be searched by name and year of interment.
As well as a scan of the page on which the entry appears, each record contains a grave reference and link to a cemetery map, enabling family historians to determine the exact location of their ancestor’s resting place.
Both sets of digitised records date back to the years in which the cemeteries first opened. For Camberwell New Cemetery this is 1927, while for Camberwell Old Cemetery users can explore material from as early as 1856.
The release of the new datasets means Deceased Online now holds more than 700,000 records for cemeteries owned by Southwark Council. Records from Honor Oak Crematorium – situated within the grounds of Camberwell New Cemetery – will be added in the coming weeks.