Friday, 20 March 2009

Black Country Burials

The March issue of Ancestors magazine has an article on resources for researching Black Country ancestors online. The Black Country is the area around Wolverhampton, including Dudley.

I found several people in my local Northwood surname one name study in an index of burials in seven Dudley cemeteries at www2.dudley.gov.uk/burial_records/regenq.asp. The cemeteries are: Brierley Hill, Dudley, Halesowen, Stourbridge, Gornal wood, Lye / Wollescote and Cradley.

Exceptionally, of the 14 Northwoods eight died at less than one year of age, the remainder in their 80s and 90s with the earliest of these burials in 1952. However, other names show dates much earlier with burials having started in 1859 at Cradley and Halesowen.

1 comment:

Arlene said...

Where was your ancestor buried, always an interesting subject. Could you check out the new site www.deceasedonline.com it seems new and a work in progress and might prove a valuable link although it is a pay site, the initial search results might be sufficient to warrant paying to view the complete entry.