In 1963 the Pope lifted a ban on Catholics seeking cremation, and five years later cremations outnumbered burials for the first time. Deceased Online ( deceasedonline.com) provides a central database for UK burials and cremations, but it is not comprehensive. If the record is not online, the best way to identify the correct crematorium is to obtain the death certificate and note the usual address. Then, using a contemporary map, pinpoint the nearest burial grounds and crematoriums that were active at the time. Crematorium details can usually be found via a local council website. Some crematoriums offer free lookups in the register, but others charge a search fee (usually between £8 and £20).