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finding my grandmother last resting place
« on: Sunday 02 August 15 13:22 BST (UK) »
Hi this is my second posting re finding out what happened to my gran florence burton she left the family home in the 30s in the shoreditch london area.i would dearly love to find her last resting place.i know she was alive in 1969.would any one know if i can search burial or cremation records. thank you.sheila

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Re: finding my grandmother last resting place
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 02 August 15 13:26 BST (UK) »
First thing you need to do is to find her death record.  That will give you a clue as to where in the country you should start to look.  You could also then look to local newspapers to see if they mention her death (death notices sometimes mention location of interment).  You might also be able to contact the relevant cemetery/graveyard section of the relevant local council.

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Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: finding my grandmother last resting place
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 02 August 15 13:30 BST (UK) »
I am confused (doesn't take much!  ;)) Is the death in 1972 (as per previous thread) your grandmother?


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Re: finding my grandmother last resting place
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 02 August 15 13:52 BST (UK) »
There are many deaths recorded fort Florence Burton, so it might be a good idea to find out when she was born.

If you can track the marriage certificate it should give her father's name and occupation.  With this it should be possible to find her on the 1901 and/or 1911 census returns.  The census returns will give an age and place of birth, also her mother's first name to help track your great-grandparents' marriage.  With a name, year and place of birth you can find her birth certificate to get her precise date of birth.  Once you have a birth date you can check BMD records to eliminate the red herrings and find Florence's date and place of death.

When you find the date and place of death it should be possible to search burial records or local newspaper reports  The death certificate should tell you if the death was recorded by a coroner - if so, the inquest records may lead to an undertaker.

Keep using this thread to post the step-by-step results of your search and friendly Rootschatters will help you move the search forward.

Good hunting!

Philip
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Re: finding my grandmother last resting place
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 02 August 15 18:25 BST (UK) »
Thank you all for your tips and advice should keep me busy for a while .sheila