Archives for May 2011

Northamptonshire burial and cremation records

Press release from Deceased Online ….

175,000 Northamptonshire burial and cremation records added to Deceased Online

Data for 7 town cemeteries available now
All records to be online by early July

  • The first data release comprises burial records for seven towns in the English East Midlands area of north/northeast Northamptonshire: Broughton, Burton Latimer, Cransley, Desborough, Pytchley, Rothwell and Rushden.
  • In all, there are approximately 24,000 records in the first batch of data, dating back to 1888, the largest of which is Rushden.
  • The data comprises register scans and grave details for all 24,000 burials
  • Photos of all memorials in Broughton, Cransley and Pytchley cemeteries are also included and there are some photos for memorials in other cemeteries.
  • The remaining 151,000 records are from Kettering’s two cemeteries, London Rd and Rothwell Rd, and the town’s Crematorium which serves a large area stretching across much of north Northamptonshire and into the neighbouring west Cambridgeshire and south Leicestershire. These are expected to be added to the Deceased Online database in early July so keep checking the website.

Wiltshire update – Trowbridge records now live
Further to recently published datasets for cemeteries in Wiltshire, records for Trowbridge, the 7th and largest, are now available Register scans and grave details for all 20,666 burials back to 1856 are included.

Gwent Record Office Closure

clip_image002Bad news for those who were intending to visit Gwent Record Office over the summer, but good news that they are moving to better premises.

The following information has been received from the Gwent Record Office.

The Gwent Record Office will be closed to the public from 30th July 2011 until October 2011 in order to move to its new site at Ebbw Vale.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but look forward to welcoming visitors to the new Gwent Archives.
For progress on the move, please see our website: and

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Berwick St John Monumental Inscriptions

A pocket book of MI’s for Berwick St John, Wiltshire kept by the clip_image002Revd. William Goodchild has been transcribes and put online on the website of the Claret Jug. I must go back and have a really good look at this site as it seems rather intriguing!




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1911 Census online at

Announcement from
1911 Census – the first stage

clip_image002[5]Good news! As of right now, anyone with a full membership can see every page from the 1911 Census. If you’re an Essentials, Premium or Worldwide member, you can start tracking down your family straight away in scanned record images from all over England, Wales, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

This is the first stage in our 1911 Census release. We’ve made all the scanned records available straight away, so you can benefit from them wherever your forebears were based.

At present, you can’t search the records like our other censuses. Instead, you need to use other resources, such as the 1911 Summary Books and 1901 Census, to work out where your family were living, then browse the new census records by county and district.

We’ve already started transcribing the records so we can make them fully searchable as quickly as possible. We’ll keep you updated on our progress and give you further release dates are soon as we can.

Until all the indexing is completed we shall just have to search the census like we did in the “old days” ! Actually that is no bad thing as it is amazing how many times you can scoop up other family members living nearby and it also gives you a sense of what the neighbourhood was like. Go and enjoy!!

40,000 Scottish Burials

Press Release from


40,000 more Scottish burial records including Peterhead added to Deceased Online

Two Aberdeenshire coastal town cemeteries and a small
Aberdeen City graveyard added to growing
Scottish burial database

  • Nearly 19,000 records commencing 1869 for Constitution Hill Cemetery in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire are immediately available on The records include digital scans of mortality registers which are rich in detail and include full names, designations of heads of families, occupations, causes of death, places of death, addresses, ages and grave references.
  • Over 16,000 records, dating back to 1615, for a second Peterhead cemetery, St Peter’s Churchyard, are currently being worked on and will be completed and uploaded onto Deceased Online shortly.
  • The database for the City of Aberdeen has also been increased with the addition of nearly 4,500 records for the small John Knox graveyard. The records are for the period 1838 to 1894 and have been transcribed from Doric language grave diggers’ registers and include various spelling

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