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 !!




Five Cemeteries in Greenwich online

Kensal Green Way Out SignI’ve just received a bulletin from DeceasedOnline, it contains the news that five cemeteries in the royal Borough of Greenwich are being added over the next few weeks. Eltham Cemetery and Crematorium is now completely uploaded and available for searching. Greenwich Cemetery coverage is now 50%+ complete. The rest of Greenwich cemetery will follow shortly.

The other three cemeteries within the borough; Woolwich, Charlton and Plumstead are due to come online over the next few weeks.


PS The photo illustrating this post is from Kensal Green not one of the Greenwich cemeteries, but it amuses me as it was positioned as if it was there for the inhabitants not visitors to the cemetery!! Winking smile

Greenwich Cemetery Records online

Deceased Online Family History

Deceased Online will be adding half the records for Greenwich cemetery to their database from tomorrow 14th September, the remaining records will be added in a couple of weeks time. Apparently Greenwich has hundreds of WW1 & WW2 graves so this addition will be of interested to family historians from other areas of England and elsewhere.

The company has also announced that next week they will be adding all the records for Eltham Cemetery, also known as Falconwood Cemetery, the Eltham Crematorium records have been online for a while so this will complete the set.

Good news all round for those with people in the Greenwich area!

Deceased Online blog & Facebook

Deceased Online Genealogy

If you haven’t visited the Deceased Online webpage then you should, it’s a great place for getting access to the records for those ancestors who were buried in cemeteries rather than churchyards. Cemeteries are either owned by private companies or by councils and their records can be held at the cemetery or in offices which can be quite a distance from the cemetery.

Deceased Online have partnered with cemetery owners and are putting the burial records online. There is a fee for looking at the original scan, but it isn’t huge and often much cheaper than locating the burial record yourself. Also some cemetery owners charge a search fee so you end up paying anyway!

The company now have a blog and a Facebook page so that everyone can keep up with what’s been added to their collection. Below are the links to their website, Facebook page and Blog.

Harrow Cemetery Records now online

imageDeceased Online have added to their collection with 7 cemeteries managed by the London Borough of Harrow. The cemeteries are Eastcote Lane 1922 – 2012, Harrow 1888 – 2012, Harrow Weld 1937 – 2012, Paines Lane 1860 – 2009 (pre 1931 records will be added shortly), Pinner New 1932 – 2012, Roxeth Hill 1902 – 1977 and Wealdstone 1902 – 2011.

Their press release says that 3 more London council cemeteries and 2 of London’s most celebrated independent cemeteries will be coming online soon. So plenty to look forward to.