Friday, 17 June 2016

Halifax burial and cremation records join Deceased Online

From Deceased Online (

200,000+ burial and cremation records for Halifax area now available on Deceased Online

With the addition of two cemeteries and the area's main crematorium, now has records available for all locations in the Calderdale Council area in West Yorkshire, England.

There are now over 200,000 individual records across the seven cemeteries and the crematorium managed by Calderdale Council. The latest additions are for Sowerby Bridge Cemetery and, in Halifax, Stoney Royd Cemetery and Park Wood Crematorium. The earliest burial records are from 1861 and the crematorium dates from 1956.

Stoney Royd Cemetery war graves

Stoney Royd Cemetery, Halifax, features many war graves as well as a memorial (Picture: Tim Green) Below, many of the earlier registers feature excellent detail including occupations, parents' names, together with full names, addresses and other details of the deceased.
Register scan

As well as digital scans of registers, the records available on Deceased Online for Stoney Royd and Sowerby Bridge cemeteries also include grave details, indicating all those buried in each grave, and section maps indicating the cemetery section where each grave is located.

Emma Jolly's latest blog takes a look at the history of these sites and their records and particularly why the two cemetery additions bear their names.

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

(With thanks to Deceased Online)


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