Monday, 19 March 2018

Birmingham Burial Records

There's a new website for Birmingham burials since last mentioned here in February 2017.
Burial records are for Brandwood End Cemetery, Handsworth Cemetery, Key Hill Cemetery, Kings Norton Cemetery, Lodge Hill Cemetery, Lodge Hill Crematorium, Quinton Cemetery, Sutton Coldfield Cemetery, Sutton Coldfield Crematorium, Sutton New Hall Cemetery ,Warstone Lane Cemetery, Witton Cemetery, Yardley Cemetery and Yardley Crematorium.
Search from
The site, from the Birmingham City Council, includes burials from 1836 with a free search returning name (first and last), cemetery, month and year of burial; about 1.5 million entries.
The 490 results returned for the last name Reid included 45 were Reid was part of the name, such as Goodreid, 14 with no first name indicated as stillborn, and 5 with an unknown first name. The earliest was in 1841, the latest 2016.
Wilton Cemetery, followed by Handsworth Cemetery and Lodge Hill Crematorium had the most Reid burials.
For £5 you can download and image of the page from the burial register which  may (although not always) show:

Number of Entry (Burial/Cremation Number)
Description of person buried/interred
Rank or profession (occupation)
Marital Status
Late residence/place where death occurred
Date of burial/cremation
Date of death
By whom the ceremony/service was performed (Officiating Minister; Sometimes including Funeral Director)
Registrars signature
By whom the certificate was given (persons signing certificates)
Grant or reference number
Place of Burial/Cremation (Section/Class within the Cemetery)
Number of Grave (Plot number within the Section/Class within the Cemetery)
Whether the deceased is in consecrated or unconsecrated ground (occasionally including Special, Free Church and Roman Catholic ground)
Description of grave and charges (occasionally including grave depth)
If Pauper – The Union
Receipt Number
Method of disposal of ashes

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