More Fife Burial Records online

clip_image002It’s the 3rd of January and I am still posting about dead people !!!

This time the news is from Deceased Online who have sent out a pre-release statement telling us that they have just completed the data for a total of 41 burial sites in Fife, Scotland. This data included churchyards as well as the usual cemeteries. 80,000 names dating back to 1635, they have all got to be on someone’s family tree.

Also they have hinted at exciting news about some major data releases that are going to happen in February and March. I have been lucky enough to be allowed to announce one of the major releases whilst on the Unlock The Past Genealogy Cruise in February, can’t tell you what it is, but it is very exciting !! Still time to book a cabin aboard Voyager of the Seas and find out ahead of the official announcement Winking smile

Scottish Monumental Inscriptions

File:West Kirk Culross - - 216333.jpgAlthough my area of expertise is England I am happy to note that the good folk at DeceasedOnline have added another 18 burial grounds in Fife to their Scottish Monumental Inscription Collection. The collection is quite impressive covering nearly 250 cemeteries, burial grounds & churchyards across Scotland. There are in excess of 300,000 entries, all these people must be someone’s ancestors, are they yours?

The new additions come from ….

Burial grounds & cemeteries in Fife Start date
Auchterderran Churchyard & Bowhill Cemetery 1756
Ballingry Churchyard and Cemetery 1759
Beath New Cemetery 1834
Beath Old Cemetery 1757
Burntisland Cemetery 1838
Burntisland Churchyards of Kirkton and St Columbas 1756
Crombie Churchyard, 1753
Culross Churchyard 1874
Culross West Kirk and Culross Abbey 1753
Cupar Churchyard and St James Cemetery 1776
Douglas Bank Cemetery 1838
Ferryport On Craig Cemetery 1822
Forgan Churchyard 1756

Image – West Kirk Culross – © Copyright Paul McIlroy and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Bolton Cemeteries now all online

DeceasedOnlineDeceased Online has now added the last of the cemeteries to their Bolton Collection. The Horwich (Ridgmont) Cemetery is the last in the seven cemeteries to be placed online, the records date from 1928 and comprises grave registers, burial registers and cemetery maps giving grave location.

The Horwich Cemetery is situated in a rural area adjacent to Ridgmont Park halfway between Chorley and Bolton, opened in 1928 and has 11 WW2 graves. The cemetery is divided into three sections; Church of England, Romans Catholic and non-conformist. The 6,025 burials date from 1928 to August 2006.

The WW2 casualties are

Name Year of Death
Atherton, Edward J M 1941
Calderbank, Thomas K 1945
Collis, C 1943
Dickinson, John P 1944
Dixon, Arthur 1940
Houghton, Harold M 1943
Kaye, Will 1945
Merrifield, Leslie 1941
Shaw, Ronald 1940
Ward, Harry 1942
Whittle, Joseph 1941

More Bolton Cemeteries Online

File:Pretoria miners memorial tweaked.jpgDeceased Online have just added to their collection the 6th of Bolton’s seven cemeteries, this time it is the turn of Westhoughton Cemetery which is, unsurprisingly, in Cemetery Street, Bolton. The records date from 1858 and includes the 1910 Pretoria Pit Disaster Memorial where the 344 miners who lost their lives are commemorated.

The records available are

  • Burial Registers
  • Grave Registers
  • Cemetery Map

The last of the Bolton Cemeteries, Horwich, will be added shortly and then the records for Bolton’s Crematorium will be placed online.

The seven Cemeteries and one Crematorium that make up the Bolton Collection are

  • Astley Bridge Cemetery, opened 1884
  • Blackrod Cemetery, opened 1887
  • Farnworth Cemetery, opened 1876
  • Heaton Cemetery, opened 1879
  • Horwich (Ridgemont) Cemetery, opened 1928
  • Tonge Cemetery, opened 1856
  • Westhoughton Cemetery, opened 1858
  • Overdale Crematorium, opened 1954

Deceased Online is a Pay To View website.

Image – Pretoria Pit Disaster Memorial – Wikimedia copyright free

Heaton Cemetery Records now online

Heaton Cemetery MapDeceased Online have now added the records for Heaton Cemetery to their Bolton collection. The records start from 1879 and go right up to this year 2012. Heaton is a large cemetery with in excess of 95,000 burials

The data offers scans of the burial registers which have a lot more information than the Victorian era church burial registers, grave registers giving details of who is buried in the grave and cemetery maps so that a burial site can be identified if you wish to visit.


More Bolton Cemeteries will be added later this month. Deceased Online is a pay to view website.