Friday, 24 April 2015

Deceased Online adds records for Sandwell

From Deceased Online (

Sandwell, heart of the Black Country, adds records to Deceased Online

Records for all cemeteries and crematoria managed by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council are being added to Sandwell is a large council area in the famous Black Country in England's West Midlands (adjacent to the City of Birmingham)

Although Sandwell is a relatively new council area, it has a great heritage from the Industrial Revolution and includes such well known towns as Oldbury, Rowley Regis, Smethwick, Tipton, Wednesbury and West Bromwich. See full details here.

The new collection dates back to 1858 and will comprise over 1 million records for over 300,000 burials and 130,000 cremations; immediately available are records for four key sites at Smethwick, Tipton, Wednesbury and Oldbury.

The records comprise:

- digital scans (or computerised versions) of original burial registers
- details of all grave occupants in each cemetery
- maps indicating, where possible, the section where the grave is located in Tipton cemetery

Our blogger and genealogist Emma Jolly and her family have much Black Country ancestry so they're very excited about this latest collection. Read her latest blog about Sandwell and the Black and Country and her discoveries at last week's Who Do You Think You Are Live.

(Thanks to Deceased Online)


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