I have been waiting years – and I do mean years – for the Highgate Cemetery records to come online and now thanks to our friends at www.deceasedonline.com I can now search away to my hearts content. Only fellow genealogists will appreciate the excitement of a new set of records coming available concerning the long dead can generate!!
If you have not visited Highgate Cemetery you are missing a wonderful experience. This time of year is good for visiting any of the Victorian cemeteries as the trees, shrubs and bushes have died back and looking around is a lot easier. I have visited quite a number of the London Cemeteries as they fascinate me and I give talks to genealogy and history groups on the subject. Highgate is my favourite one as it has a grandeur and presence that outshines, in my opinion, the others. You can only visit the cemetery with a guide, no wandering around on your own allowed, but you can arrange to be shown an ancestors grave by prior arrangement. A must visit place for anyone with or without London ancestors.