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.

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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.

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

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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!