Last updated:

May 23, 2018

What do I need to know?

The most important piece of information is:

  • the name of the cemetery

How do I search?

If you know the name of the cemetery trust, enter it into the search box below.

If you're not sure of the name of the cemetery trust you're interested in, you can first consult the list of cemetery trusts for which we hold records by clicking the "Search all" link below. Select the cemetery trust of interest from the results and then click the "Records" tab to browse the records we hold for that trust. Order those of interest for viewing in one of our Reading Rooms.

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Whether you're using the first or second option, once you have selected the cemetery trust you can click the "Records" tab to browse the records we hold for that trust and order those of interest for viewing in one of our Reading Rooms.

About these records

Cemetery trusts are required to register who is buried in each cemetery.  Most registers are still held by cemetery trusts, but some, particularly for closed cemeteries have been transferred to us.

Who created these records?

The records were created by various cemetery trusts.

Next Steps

If you are looking for burial records for other cemeteries, there are a few places to start:

What are in these records?

A burial register may contain:

  • the name, age, occupation, address and denomination of the deceased and the supposed cause of death
  • the date and other information about the funeral
  • the number and other information about the grave site
  • the signature of the undertaker
  • the cost

 

Most often the information is recorded in date order, so it is important to have at least an approximate date the funeral occurred.

However, burial records might come in several other forms.  Some cemeteries keep records of graves or plots separate from the register of who has been buried.