Wednesday 28 April 2021

New free burials database for Antrim and Newtownabbey area

A new online database has been launched to hold details of burials in some of the cemeteries in the care of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council. It offers free access to burial register records from the following cemeteries: Antrim, Ballyclare, Belmont, Carnmoney (Main and East), Crumlin, Mallusk, Sixmile, Rashee and Umgall.

Researchers can now search the site (which is live but still being tested in advance of its official launch) using surname and cemetery name or a combination of forename, surname and date of death. There are more details about the burial grounds on the council's Cemeteries page.

Search results typically include full name, date of death, age, plot location, type of burial, age, and last residence before death, as you can see from the sample, right.

The individual result page appears to suggest access to a photograph, perhaps of the headstone or location. This may be a planned future development for the site, as no images are currently online.