Greenwich residents can now search burial and cremation records online

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By poppy_smith | Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 07:28

Greenwich residents can now search burial and cremation records quickly, easily and from the comfort of their own home.

Whether you're researching family history or learning about famous and infamous people of the past, finding burial and cremation records in Royal Greenwich is now easy.

There are nearly 500,000 burial and cremation records managed by the Royal Borough of Greenwich and they can all be searched online.

To do this the Royal Borough has teamed up with the specialist family history organisation Deceased Online and a wide range of records are now available on their website.

This includes digital scans of burial and cremation registers, computerised records of burials and cremations, details of those buried in each grave, cemetery maps indicating the area for each grave location and some photographs of memorials and headstones.

Searching through these records can be a great way to learn more about the history of your family. There are five cemeteries in Greenwich, and records are kept for burials that have taken place at all of them. Eltham Crematorium is run by a joint committee alongside Bexley and Dartford Councils.  

You can search the Deceased Online website for free and documents of interest can be downloaded or printed for a small charge. Simply follow the instructions on the website. As well as records in Royal Greenwich, Deceased Online includes millions of burial and cremation records for other London boroughs and for areas across the UK.

If you do not have an internet connection you can visit a local library or The Woolwich Centre to use the internet.

If you wish Cemetery Services to carry out a search of the physical records on your behalf you can also book an appointment by calling 020 8921 6885. There is a fee of £49.

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