Irish Burial Records

clip_image002This website has more than 1.5 million burials & cremations recorded in it’s database.  The cemeteries covered are Glasnevin, Dardistown, Goldenbridge, Newlandds Cross & Palmerstown, all of which are in the Dublin area.

Searching the index is free, if you wish to get more detailed information the cost is between 3 – 8 credits, credits can be purchased online for £1 per credit.

The Trust recently was awarded the CIGO 2011 Award for Excellence in Genealogy.

Find My Past Parish Records

clip_image002In one of my previous posts I mentioned how hard it was to find out which parishes and for what time period were covered on the Find My Past parish records collection. Being the sort of genealogist who likes to know these things I emailed Find My Past and Liam Kelly promptly replied. Many thanks Liam Open-mouthed smile

The general link to the whole collection is

but you then have to click the “next” to get to the various pages where the info is. Along the way you will go through pages that have some good descriptions of the records you are looking at. Very useful for those who are new to genealogy or who have gone along not really knowing the ins and outs of parish registers. Well worth a read.

So that you don’t have to go through all the pages if you just want to get to the listings here are the links to the actual coverage info.

Churches & Burial Grounds in City of London Collection. The lists are down the page.

Burial Records.

These are from all around the country, some are county wide others from a specific parish.

Marriage Records.

Like the burials these are from all around the country, some are county wide others from a specific parish.

Baptism Records.

Again these are like the burials & marriages.

So there is the information, go and have a look to see if your parishes are covered and if they are then I can guess what you will be doing for the rest of the day !!

Manchester Burials Online

IMG_2759Have you got ancestors who might have been buried in Manchester ? If so then this is the website for you. Manchester City Council offer a free database of the burials in the cemeteries in their care.

The database is very easy to use, you put in the names of your ancestor, hit the submit button and it comes up with a list of possible entries. This page gives you the burial date, full name, Cemetery, grave number and at the end of the row is a “view details” button. Click on that and it takes you to a list of who else is in the grave.

You can buy credits which will give you fuller details, but the free part of the database is very helpful on its own.

Friends of Nunhead Cemetery

The website of the people who care for the clip_image002well being of Nunhead Cemetery. They organise a conducted tour on the last Sunday of each month, plus have undertaken the task of monumental inscription recording. If you join you get a regular newsletter and can attend meetings which have speakers on subjects of interest to those who have a passion for Victorian Cemeteries !

The site has a useful page about the tombstone symbols that can be found at Nunhead and other Victorian burial places as well as some interesting photo galleries.

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Kingston Cemeteries Registers

Looking for Ada Gertrude Fielder I came across the Kingston Council website which is great. They have indexed and put online scans of the actual burial registers for the cemeteries clip_image002in their care. I got the place and date of death, the date of burial and Ada’s age. Wonderful stuff!!

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