Thursday, 16 February 2017

Leeds Cemeteries Online

Leeds is the UK's third most populous city, home to nearly three-quarters of a million residents.

Find a list of 24 area cemeteries under the care of Leeds City Council at www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/Pages/Find-cemeteries-and-crematoria.aspx. 16 date from the 19th century.

Ancestry has a database for Beckett Street Cemetery, 1845-1987 with 187,851 entries.

Records for the Leeds General Cemetery, at St George's Fields near Woodhouse Moor, which operated from 1835 to 1969 with 97,146 burials, now converted to a park, are at https://library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/Leeds%20General%20Cemetery%20Burial%20Registers%20Index

Findmypast carries a database for 10,270 burials at Holbeck cemetery, 1895-1921.

Deceased Online has a small database for Bagley Lane Burial Ground taken from the records of removal of graves and tombstones from disused and closed burial grounds and cemeteries, RG37, transcribed from TNA.

Information on 4,727 burials at Lawnswood Cemetery is at https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2204881

The Yorkshire Indexers have some Leeds and District monumental inscription transcriptions at http://www.yorkshireindexers.info/gallery/browseimages.php?c=27

Don't overlook the 151,579 entries for Leeds in the National Burial Index, available through Findmypast.

Find information on Jewish burials at http://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/Community/Leeds/cemeteries/New%20Farnley%20Cemetery/Cemetery_menu.htm


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