Archives for September 2012

Plumstead Cemetery Records now online

Private Thomas Flawn  V.C. genealogyAs promised a few days ago DeceasedOnline have added all 56,000 records for Plumstead Cemetery onto their website. The cemetery opened in 1890 and is situated in the borough of Greenwich.

There are several famous people buried there including Private Thomas Flawn and Gunner Alfred Smith who were awarded the Victoria Cross. There is also a memorial to those who lost their lives in an explosion at the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich.

There are maps showing position of grave and some photographs of headstones, not all stones have been photographed. The records consist of scans of the burial registers and grave books, all indexed. DeceasedOnline is a pay per view website with credits starting at £3 for 30 credits, it costs 15 credits per entry to view the books and registers, 20 credits to view a headstone photograph and 50 credits for a cemetery map. Some cemetery maps might be found online free of charge at the local council website, so check first.

Image Private Thomas Flawn  V.C.

Plumstead Burials

Family History Genealogy


DeceasedOnline have just twittered that they are about to put online 56,400 burials from Plumstead Cemetery. So if you have ancestors there, keep checking back for the latest news.

FindMyPast Middlesex Collection – new additions

Philip Richard Morris - The Christening Party Whoo Hoooo !!!!!

 FindMyPast has added 95,000+ new baptism transcriptions and 79,000+ burial transcriptions to their Middlesex Collection. If you have ancestors who lived in the London/Middlesex area, and most of us have, you will know how easy it is to lose them in the great metropolis. The Collections offered by FindMyPast and Ancestry are such a great help.

There is a list of the parishes covered on the website, but sadly not the time period covered this is an admission that I think FindMyPast needs to address. The transcripts have been prepared by Cliff Webb an expert on London/Middlesex family history.

Clay Cross, Derbyshire Burial Records

FindMyPast has added to their Derbyshire Collection, this time it is 11,576 new burials for Clay Cross, Derbyshire. The new dataset covers the 1800 – 1998 time period. The transcripts have been provided by the Derbyshire Family History Society.

If you have ancestors from Clay Cross then you will be as keen to search these records as I am. I’ve put a link to the Derbyshire Family History Society below as well as the link to FindMyPast.

Enjoy Smile !!

Charlton, Greenwich Cemetery Records now online

Charlton Greenwich Cemetery GenealogyAs promised last week DeceasedOnline have added the burial records for Charlton Cemetery, Greenwich to their collection. The coverage is 1855 – 2001 and comprises 36,500 burials. The cemetery opened in 1855 and has the graves of some important military and historical figures. On offer are scans of the original burial registers, grave details, cemetery maps indicating grave location and a number of headstone photographs.

If you have ancestors who lived and died in Greenwich this may be where you will find they ended up !!