Cheshire burial records indexed
Records of burials in Cheshire East going back three centuries can now be searched on deceasedonline.com.
The website has indexed the records following an agreement with Cheshire East Borough Council. The council was established in 2009 as an amalgamation of the former boroughs of Macclesfield, Congleton and Crewe and Nantwich, which are covered in the new database.
DeceasedOnline, which allows users to search for free and access records on a subscription or pay-per-view basis, has already made over 130,000 records from the Crewe area available to search.
They are accompanied by digital scans of all burial registers or cremation indexes and grave details for each of the graves and their occupants.
The collection covers cemeteries in Congleton, Coppenhall, Crewe, Nantwich, Sandback and Weston, as well as Crewe Crematorium. Among the oldest of these are Coppenhall Cemetery, with 10,400 records dating from 1861 to 2015 available, and Crewe Cemetery, with 51,750 records from 1872 to 2016.
DeceasedOnline has digitised a further 144,000 records from the Macclesfield area and will release them later in the year.
The Macclesfield collection includes records drawn from Alderley Edge, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Meadowbrook and Wilmslow cemeteries and Macclesfield Crematorium.
The oldest cemetery in the collection is Macclesfield Cemetery, which has 62,000 records dating as far back as 1866.
St Mary’s Church in Nantwich, Cheshire