Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Leeds Burials

The Leeds General Cemetery was opened in 1835 as a public burial ground in Leeds, Yorkshire operating until the 1960s.
Recently placed online the Leeds General Cemetery Burial Registers Index contains over 96,000 transcribed entries from the burial registers. The index information from a search can be more detailed than one typically sees, a model for others. For example:

Name: Wright, George
Gender: Male
Occupation: Gardener
Date of death: 18/07/1878
Age at death: 73 Years
Cause of death: Gen Decay
Mother: Wright, Ann
Father: Wright, John
Occupation of parent(s): Gardener
plus burial date and plot identification.

On the associated image is the place or residence and where born as well as the name of the officiating minister.

The best place to start is https://blog.library.leeds.ac.uk/blog/special-collections/post/484 which gives an overview of the collection and a link to the search page.

via a tweet from Judy Webster.

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