At FOBLC we get a lot of requests to help families find the graves of their ancestors and we're delighted that the burial and cremation records for Lewisham have now been added to Deceased Online. This central database of statutory burial and cremation registers for the UK and Republic of Ireland offers a unique searchable resource for family history researchers and professional genealogists and now has 8 million records across London. It is free to search and the information you can find may include:
- burial and cremation register entries in computerised form*
- digital scans of register pages*
- grave details and other interments in a grave (key to making new family links)
- pictures of graves and memorials
- maps showing the exact locations of graves and memorials.
If you're searching the website, simply use the free advance search facility where you can specify the cemetery name (if you know it) or the London borough through the drop down menus as well as names and dates that can be entered to aid searching.
As part of the launch of access to the Leiwsham records an event was held on Saturday 17th October in the Ladywell Chapel.