South London burials go online
Cemetery records from a South London borough have been made available on the web for the first time.
Following a major digitisation project, genealogy website deceased online.com has now finished uploading the registers for all burial grounds currently managed by Lewisham Council.
Spanning 1858-1999, this includes details of people interred at Brockley, Ladywell, Grove Park and Hither Green cemeteries, as well as those cremated at Lewisham Crematorium.
Although the level of detail may vary, each entry is accompanied by a scan of the page on which it originally appears. For around 90 per cent of the graves, users can also access a map showing exactly where the final resting place of their forebear is located.
Deceased Online’s Richard Gray said that the website’s London material was growing rapidly.
“Across all London, we now have eight million records with 14 councils represented, he told Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine. “We expect to add another two London councils, as well as many other councils across the UK, over the next six months.”