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Offline Andi R

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Is there a way can find where people buried in Durham, if dont know churches
« on: Wednesday 16 September 20 03:28 BST (UK) »
Hi

Can anyone point me to a free resource that allows me to locate where ancestors buried

Or if buried or cremated

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Re: Is there a way can find where people buried in Durham, if dont know churches
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 16 September 20 07:26 BST (UK) »
No single complete dataset.
Use Ancestry/FindMyPast/ archived  newspaper announcements  at your local library or visit Durham archives .

Still not guaranteed to locate it.
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Re: Is there a way can find where people buried in Durham, if dont know churches
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 16 September 20 08:13 BST (UK) »
You could also create a free account with FamilySearch (easy to do) and look on their catalogue link for burials at Churches or cemeteries near where your ancestors lived.

https://www.familysearch.org/en/

You could also try looking on Find A Grave.

https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/England/County-Durham/Durham-Unitary-Authority/Durham?id=city_411565

Or if in the South Shields area of what used to be Durham (now Tyne and Wear):

https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/England/Tyne-and-Wear/Metropolitan-Borough-of-South-Tyneside/South-Shields?id=city_422555

Or Jarrow Cemetery:

https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2339961/jarrow-cemetery

Or try Durham Records Online.

https://www.durhamrecordsonline.com

If you think you might have ancestors buried at Harton Cemetery, South Shields - this is a free resource showing names of those who have memorial inscriptions (scroll down for name links):

http://web.archive.org/web/20160428135154/http://www.bagejohn.webspace.virginmedia.com/Harton%20Cemetery%20M.I.%20Index.htm

I would also suggest asking on here on RC giving more specific info such as a name, death date and location, as you never know, someone might be able to help further with advice or may have already researched the same ancestor and might know the answer.
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Re: Is there a way can find where people buried in Durham, if dont know churches
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 16 September 20 08:13 BST (UK) »
Depends on the timeframe, Co Durham has some of the best online resources.
Family search.org has probably the best resources, through their catalogue search, but you Do need to know the rough location first.

Where and when was the last know address? That would be a good starting point, my research in that area tells me they didnít move around that much. Generally 3 or 4 burial sites.

If the death was historic, you could try durhamrecordsOnline which you can do a free search which might give you a start (pay to view the transcript for more details). There are a few other sites but you do need a good starting point to search as there might be some trawling through records involved.

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Re: Is there a way can find where people buried in Durham, if dont know churches
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 16 September 20 08:19 BST (UK) »
No need to say sorry jc26red.  :) I manage to cross posts with people all the time on here - it is easily done.
Conroy, Fitzpatrick, Watson, Miller, Davis/Davies, Brown, Senior, Dodds, Grieveson, Gamesby, Simpson, Rose, Gilboy, Malloy, Dalton, Young, Saint, Anderson, Allen, McKetterick, McCabe, Drummond, Parkinson, Armstrong, McCarroll, Innes, Marshall, Atkinson, Glendinning, Fenwick, Bonner

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Re: Is there a way can find where people buried in Durham, if dont know churches
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 16 September 20 08:35 BST (UK) »
You could try a free search on  https://www.deceasedonline.com/

New areas are added on a regular basis.


Another one to try :  https://www.ndfhs.org.uk/
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: Is there a way can find where people buried in Durham, if dont know churches
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 16 September 20 09:25 BST (UK) »
As others have said, there is no 'one size fits all' resource. A few more places that may help:

Various Durham cemeteries that are available on Family Search
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=800454.msg6579260#msg6579260

Free Reg is a good resource for parish register transcripts
http://www.freereg.org.uk

Durham records online is a pay site, but does allow free searches, the results can often help to pin down when and where - though to see the transcript details you would need a sub or pay per record.
https://www.durhamrecordsonline.com

and Rootschat is searchable -  if you know where they were living when they died, search for the place name. Often queries and replies contain info on what is available and where.

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Re: Is there a way can find where people buried in Durham, if dont know churches
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 16 September 20 09:57 BST (UK) »
A long shot but a Will sometimes includes a request for burial etc.

A gt.aunt's Will showed that she wanted a cremation and her ashes buried in her mother's grave; I found the request was carried out from a burial register.
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: Is there a way can find where people buried in Durham, if dont know churches
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 16 September 20 12:28 BST (UK) »
If all else fails you can go direct to the Council but a £25 fee applies for them to search the records.

https://www.durham.gov.uk/article/2239/Search-burial-records
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