Friday 15 January 2021

FindMyPast adds more Derry and Dublin burial records

FindMyPast's first 2021 upload of Irish records has landed, with two new collections. (Let's hope there are many more to follow this year.) Both new record sets feature burial register records, as follows:

Londonderry (Derry) City Cemetery Burials 1853-1961
This upload delivers transcriptions of nearly 51,000 burial records for those interred in City Cemetery, which opened in 1853 and catered for both Protestants and Catholics in the local area. The burial site is the final resting place of some 70,000 people, including paupers, cholera victims; soldiers who died during WW1 and WW2; the rich and privileged; merchants, shopkeepers and labourers. 

The amount of information each record can vary, but most will include name, address, age, date of death, date of burial, place of birth, name of parents, grave location, name and address of the owner of the grave, notes, and reference number. See example below.

Dublin City Cemetery Burials 1805-2006
This new collection covers three Dublin cemeteries and its index offers some 7,100 names. While the collection title suggests a span of 200 years of burials, the earliest interment I could find was 1900. Perhaps there are records from earlier burial registers from these or additional cemeteries lined up to join this collection. The cemeteries featured are: 

  • St John The Baptist, Castle Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin D3
  • Drimnagh (Bluebell), Old Naas Road, Dublin D12
  • St Canice’s, Finglas, Dublin D11;

Along with key names and dates, each record contains a transcript of the original burial register. The amount of information recorded in each record can vary, but most will include the name of the funeral director and the burial date; name of cemetery; name, address, age, religion, occupation, marital status and date of death of the deceased; grave reference; previous interments in same plot; observations; and the names of parents if the deceased was not of full age.

NOTE: Links to all FindMyPast's Irish burial collections are included in the brand-new (first published 11 January 2021) Irish Burial Records page of my free online guide at Have you checked it out yet?