The burials and cremations website Deceased Online keeps on growing, yet despite their being somewhere in the region of 1.5 million records on the site I have still only been able to find one relative in their collections.*
Having ancestors who weren’t particularly mobile can equally be a blessing and a curse. Every new announcement from Deceased Online is eagerly examined, hoping that this time there will be a cemetery full of relations waiting for me. My resulting disappointment is tempered by the knowledge that somewhere in the world a researcher is leaping up and down with excitement and brick walls are tumbling down.
This time it was the turn of those family historians with relatives in the counties of Wiltshire and Devon, in particular (taken from their website):
- Bradford-on-Avon Cemetery, Holt Road, Bradford-Upon-Avon, Wiltshire.
- Hilperton Cemetery, The Knap, Hilperton, Wiltshire.
- Holt Cemetery, Gaston, Holt, Wiltshire.
- Melksham Cemetery, Western Way, Melksham, Wiltshire.
- Trowbridge Cemetery, The Down, Trowbridge, Wiltshire (currently being worked on and will be uploaded shortly).
- Warminster Cemetery (also known as Pine Lawns), Folly Lane, Warminster, Wiltshire.
- Westbury Cemetery, Bratton Road, Westbury, Wiltshire.
- Cullompton Cemetery, Devon
To be honest it is difficult to keep up with all the new releases, but one day it will be my turn to get excited.
*I probably need to spend some more time searching (which can be done for free) just to make sure I haven’t missed anyone, after all you never know where your dead relatives might turn up.