South Lon­don buri­als go on­line

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - ON THE RECORD -

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 on­ 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.”

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