Monday, 14 May 2007

City of London burials 1788-1855, has introduced a new database containing 292,000 entries, each a full transcription of the burial record for major cemeteries in and around the City of London. Those with more than 10,000 burials, are: Bunhill Fields (47,622 records), Golden Lane (17,856), Spa Fields Burial Ground (60,636), St Andrew, Holborn (24,972), St Clement Dane (13,201), St James, Clerkenwell (22,607), St Mary, Whitechapel (19,779). There's a complete list of the cemeteries, including in an informative introduction here (click search tips).

This is a commercial database available by subscription or on a pay per view basis. For those coming to the Ontario Genealogical Society Seminar in Ottawa at the beginning of June, it's one of the databases we expect to have available on free trial in the computer room.

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