Bolton Cemetery Records now online

Bolton Cemetery Records now online

File:Circus Lion Tamer.jpgBolton Council Cemeteries are the latest addition to the DeceasedOnline collection of genealogy databases. The Lancashire council have 7 cemeteries and 1 crematorium in their care and the records for these burial grounds have been scanned by DeceasedOnline.

The first to go online is Tonge Cemetery which is the largest cemetery in the area with the others going online before Christmas.

The total collection comprises

  • 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
  • Westhaughton Cemetery, opened 1858
  • Overdale Crematorium, opened 1954

The collection will include scans of burial registers, photographs of memorials and headstones and grave location maps. All very family history useful material.

Tonge cemetery includes details of two interesting inhabitants ! The first is Fred Dibnah the well known TV personality and Thomas McCarte a one armed lion tamer and yes he lost his arm during an unfortunate encounter with a lion !

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Woolwich Cemetery Records now online

Our friends at DeceasedOnline have put up the finalWoolwich Cemetery records to complete the cemeteries managed by the Royal Borough of Greenwich. The last upload was 80,000 records for Woolwich Cemetery.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich oversees five cemeteries & one crematorium

  • Eltham cemetery
  • Eltham crematorium
  • Charlton
  • Greenwich
  • Plumstead
  • Woolwich

The data for Woolwich Cemetery comprise:

  • Grave details indicating those buried in each grave
  • Scans of burial registers
  • Cemetery maps indicating grave locations
  • Some photographs of memorials and headstones

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Greenwich Cemetery now complete on DeceasedOnline

DeceasedOnline Greenwich Cemetery

The final release of data for Greenwich Cemetery is now online at The cemetery opened in 1856 and the records now available date from that time right up to 2000. Approximately 93,000 burials have taken place in the cemetery including a high number of military graves.

More information about the cemetery can be found here by clicking here.

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

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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.