cemetery records

26 Aug 2016

DeceasedOnline.co.uk 2016 Sale

The DeceasedOnline.co.uk 2016 sale deadline approaches. Get double credits on vouchers for England, Wales, Republic of Ireland, and Scotland burial records if you order before midnight (British Summer Time) on 29 August 2016.

All voucher purchases double in value under the “buy one get one free” offer. Voucher purchases start at £5.00 (approx. US$6.57). For every voucher purchased, the same value will be added to your account in the form of a bonus. I was happy to see that vouchers that had expired were also returned to my account.
DeceasedOnline.co.uk 2016 Sale Promo Code
When purchasing vouchers, click on ‘add a promotion code’ and enter the special code AUG16DBLV in the box provided.

As I’ve noted before, this site offers free searches of a centralized database for burials and cremations in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. However, like ScotlandsPeople, you can search DeceasedOnline.co.uk for free, but viewing and downloading actual records costs a certain number of credits. Available records […]

10 Aug 2016

DeceasedOnline.co.uk Sale

Deceased Online is offering users double credits on pay-per-view vouchers used to access records and data on www.deceasedonline.co.uk.

The DeceasedOnline.co.uk sale starts immediately and runs until midnight (British Summer Time) on 29th August 2016.

Under the ‘buy one get one free’ offer, all voucher purchases, which start at £5.00, will be doubled in value. For every voucher purchased, the same value will be added to your account in the form of a bonus

When purchasing vouchers simply click on ‘add a promotion code’ and enter the special code  in the box provided.
About DeceasedOnline.co.uk
As I’ve noted before, this site offers free searches of a centralized database for burials and cremations in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

Similar to ScotlandsPeople, you can search DeceasedOnline.co.uk for free, but downloading actual records costs a certain number of credits. Available records include:

Digital scans of cremation and burial registers
Digital scans of books of remembrance
Photographs of graves and memorials
Cemetery maps […]

30 Jul 2016

Finding Norwegian Ancestors in Ringebu

This is the Ringebu Stavkirke in Oppland, Norway, where my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother, Synnøve Eriksdatter Lunde, was buried on 9 May 1733. At least 48 76 of my ancestors (and more to find) were baptized, married, or buried from this church.

I know this, because I went there a few weeks ago, fulfilling a dream of mine for ancestry travel. I didn’t expect to come home with 21 new generations –stretching back to 1220 and about the time the Ringebu church was finished – but thanks to the generosity of a local genealogist and other residents, that’s exactly what has happened.
The Ringebu Church
One of 29 surviving stave churches in Norway, the Ringebu example was built early in the 13th century. The stave church is a medieval wooden Christian church building style, once common in northwestern Europe. The name comes from the posts (stafr in Old Norse; stav in modern Norwegian) used in the timber framing. The 12th […]

19 Mar 2014

Forgotten New Yorkers

Courtesy New York TimesIn the New York Times today, an interesting article by Bess Lovejoy and Allison C. Meier on the graves of forgotten New Yorkers.

Believed to be the largest and most active potter’s field in the country, Hart Island has accepted New York’s dead since the mid-19th century.

At least one million souls – the homeless, the poor, the stillborn, the unidentified and the unclaimed – are buried there. In its long history, however, access to the island of forgotten New Yorkers was either forbidden or greatly restricted.

The history of the Hart Island potter’s field is one of fear and isolation.

At one point, Manhattan was home to about a hundred graveyards. But during the 19th century, rising real estate values and fears that decomposing cadavers were producing an unhealthful “miasma” prompted New Yorkers to move their dead out to Brooklyn, Queens and beyond. Of course, some of New York’s dead were never buried in the heart […]