Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Deceased Online: London's Nunhead Cemetery

There are nearly 300,000 burials in around 46,000 graves in the 52 acre Nunhead Cemetery now at deceasedonline.com. They are added to those of three other London Magnificent Seven Cemeteries: Kensal Green (1832); Nunhead (1840) and Brompton (1840).

Consecrated in 1840, Nunhead lies in the London Borough of Southwark to the north east of Peckham Rye and is the lasting resting place of much of the Victorian population of Peckham, Camberwell and Southwark.

Southwark is the 13th London council to add its records to Deceased Online and another council will add its records in September. There are now 60 burial and cremation sites in London with records on Deceased Online featuring over 3 million names and approximately 7.5 million records.

As James F. S. Thomson commented during his presentation to Toronto Branch on Monday, deceasedonline is becoming an increasingly important resource for British genealogy.

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