Starting on February 9 about 185,000 burial and cremation records from West Cheshire & Chester Council will become available through deceasedonline.com. Included are records for Chester Crematorium in Blacon and cemeteries in Blacon, Overpool, Neston and Wharton. Records from Overleigh cemetery will be made available in two phases, more modern records (from 1953) will be available later in February and all other records in late Spring.
Searching is free, scans of registers to view, print and/or download providing details such as full names, the deceased’s address details, age, parish and grave reference and in some cases the occupation of the deceased will be on a fee basis.
The burial records will also provide details of all those buried within graves, helping researchers to establish other family links, as well as grave number references.
Information on these cemeteries is at http://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/residents/births,_deaths_and_marriage/bereavement_services/contact_us/locations_and_opening_times.aspx
In January deceasedonline.com added a large collection of records for West Ham cemetery.
Wednesday, 8 February 2012
at 8:00 a.m.