Thursday 25 June 2015

Deceased Online releases 1m records for Nunhead Online has added some 300,000 burial records for Nunhead Cemetery in London's Southwark to its ever-growing database.

Nunhead opened in 1840 as All Saints Cemetery and is one of the so-called Magnificent Seven early Victorian burial grounds in London. Although it has fabulous examples of gothic architecture, its 'catchment area' covers some of south London's poorest areas, so you can guarantee there are plenty of Irish among its residents. (I've just found two John Santrys I knew nothing about!)

Nearly one million records are available for Nunhead. They span 1840 to 2011 and include:
  • digital scans of original registers
  • computerised records for more recent burials
  • grave details indicating all those burial within each grave
  • Maps indicating the square in the cemetery where the graves are located with the vital square number and grave number.