Saturday, 23 April 2016

West Yorkshire records added to Deceased Online

From Deceased Online (

With the addition of three cemeteries located in villages around Halifax, now has records for five cemetery locations in the Calderdale Council area in West Yorkshire, England.

The new sites, just added to the UK's only database website dedicated to burial and cremation records, are Rastrick, near Brighouse, south east of Halifax; Luddenden, west of Halifax; and Elland Cemetery, the largest of the three sites, immediately south of Halifax.

Records date back to 1860 and the fields recorded in the registers available to view include not just full names, ages and other burial information but also the “rank, trade or profession” and (in many instances) the names of the parents.

As well as digital scans of registers, the records on Deceased Online also include grave details, indicating all those buried in each grave. There are also section maps for cemeteries at Luddenden and Rastrick indicating the section where each grave is located.

Deceased Online will add records for the final three locations for the Calderdale Council area in the near future and these are Sowerby Bridge and Stoney Royd cemeteries together with Parkwood Crematorium (Elland).

Other West Yorkshire records on Deceased Online include The National Archives collection for many sites across West Yorkshire and Wakefield Metropolitan Council.


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