Doncaster Records go online

Doncaster Records go onlineOh to have genealogy interests in the Doncaster region !!

FindMyPast has added a plethora of records for this area in the West Riding of Yorkshire. These records are transcripts and so may not give all the information that the original records hold, however they are a great resource for family history. Always check with the original records if at all possible and note that whilst the press release says they are records covering 1537 – 1986 this won’t apply to all the parishes.

Also included in this release are burial records including plot references for the Hyde Park Cemetery in Doncaster.

The records have been provided by the Doncaster Family History Society.

www.findmypast.co.uk

Below is a table of the parishes covered. 

Parish Baptisms Burials
ADLINGFLEET ALL SAINTS yes yes
ADWICK-LE-STREET yes
AIRMYN ST DAVID yes yes
ARDSLEY yes
ARKSEY ALL SAINTS WITH BENTLEY yes yes
ASKERN yes
AUCKLEY yes
AUSTERFIELD ST HELENA yes yes
BALBY ST JOHN yes yes
BARNBURGH ST PETER’S yes yes
BARNBY DUN ST PETER & ST PAUL yes yes
BAWTRY yes
BOLTON ON DEARNE yes
BRAITHWELL ST JAMES yes yes
BRAMPTON BIERLOW CHRIST CHURCH yes yes
BRODSWORTH yes
BURGHWALLIS yes
CAMPSALL yes
CANTLEY ST WILFRID yes yes
CONISBOROUGH yes
COWICK yes
DARFIELD yes
DENABY yes
DONCASTER CHRIST CHURCH yes
EASTOFT yes
FISHLAKE ST CUTHBERT yes yes
FRICKLEY yes
GOOLE ST JOHN yes yes
GOOLE SNAITH CHAPELS yes
HATFIELD ST LAWRENCE yes
HENSALL CUM HECK ST PAUL yes yes
HICKLETON yes
HIGH MELTON yes
HOOK ST MAR yes yes
HOOTON PAGNELL yes
KILNHURST yes
LOVERSALL yes
MARR ST HELEN yes yes
MEXBOROUGH ST JOHN THE BAPTIST yes yes
MOSS yes
OLD EDLINGTON yes
OWSTON ALL SAINTS yes yes
POLLINGTON ST JOHN THE BAPTIST yes yes
RAWCLIFFE ST JAMES yes yes
ROSSINGTON yes
SKELBROOKE yes
SNAITH ST LAWRENCE yes yes
SPROTBOROUGH yes
STAINTON yes
STAINFORTH ST MARY yes
SWINEFLEET yes
SWINTON yes
SYKEHOUSE HOLY TRINITY yes
THURNSCOE ST HELEN yes yes
WADWORTH ST JOHN THE BAPTIST yes yes
WARMSWORTH yes
WATH yes
WENTWORTH yes
WHITGIFT yes
WOODLANDS ALL SAINTS yes

Heaton Cemetery Records now online

Heaton Cemetery Records now onlineDeceased 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.

https://www.deceasedonline.com

Bolton Cemetery Records now online

Bolton Cemetery Records now online

Bolton Cemetery Records now onlineBolton 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 !

DeceasedOnline is a Pay To View website, but in my opinion is well worth the money.

http://www.deceasedonline.com/

 

Greenwich Cemetery now complete on DeceasedOnline

Greenwich Cemetery now complete on DeceasedOnline

The final release of data for Greenwich Cemetery is now online at www.deceasedonline.com. 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.

https://www.deceasedonline.com

Abney Park Cemetery Index

Abney Park Cemetery IndexThose of you who know me well will know that I have an interest in the Magnificent Seven cemeteries that ring London. For the record they are

  • Abney Park
  • Highgate
  • Kensal Green
  • West Norwood
  • Nunhead
  • Brompton
  • Tower Hamlets

There is an article in the latest Your Family History magazine about the cemeteries which gives a brief overview of each cemetery. A couple of years ago I visited Abney Park, it is quite overgrown as it is now run as a nature reserve, but there were plenty of people around who were jogging, walking dogs or sitting in the sun so it didn’t feel too isolated from the real world. I noticed that on a few of the graves there was a small area marked out with stones or wood which had ornaments or bead etc. on them. Most also had fresh flowers on the small patches, enquires later brought forth an explanation that locals who could not afford to have a plot for family ashes chose a site on an existing grave interred the ashes and then had decorated the small plot. I’m not sure if this is true, but if it is then it seems a very practical solution.

Abney Park Cemetery Index

The Abney Park Trust who now care for the cemetery have a website which includes an index for to those buried there. I think the database covers the period 1840 – 1900. The information provided includes

  • Name of deceased
  • Age
  • Address
  • Date of burial
  • Others buried in the grave

Note that the database is hosted on a different website from the official site. Do look at both sites as they are equally interesting. I have put links to the pages discussed below, also there are links to Wikipedia which has a good article on the cemetery and there is a website that seems to be another Name Index for those buried in the cemetery. This second site gives name, burial date, age and details of where the grave is so using the two indexes will give a good overview.

Links

http://www.abney-park.org.uk

http://www.your-familyhistory.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abney_Park_Cemetery

1st Name Index

http://www.devsys.co.uk/ap/

2nd Name Index

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~abneypark/abneyy.html?o_xid=9872&o_lid=9872&o_sch=Affiliate+External&offerid=0%3a694%3a0