Cheshire burial records in­dexed

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Records of buri­als in Cheshire East go­ing back three cen­turies can now be searched on de­cease­

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

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