Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Chester records on Deceased Online

Over 70,000 records for historic Overleigh Cemetery added to Deceased Online (www.deceasedonline.com):

Approximately 72,000 burial records for the older section of Overleigh Cemetery in the ancient northern English City of Chester have been added to the Deceased Online database.
  • The records date from 1850 to 1953; records for 1953 to October 2011, the Overleigh ‘New’ Cemetery, are already on www.deceasedonline.com.
  • The records comprise burial register scans and grave details; maps indicating grave locations will be added in the near future.
  • Overleigh Cemetery contains many historically interesting burials and beautiful memorials such as the celebrated ‘Queen of the Gypsies’, Mary Finney, and her husband Guilderoy Finney.
  • The Cemetery also has many records featuring Irish names so will be of interest to the Irish diaspora.
  • The total dataset for the council area, Cheshire West and Chester, now comprises over 200,000 burial and cremation records.
  • For further details, see the ‘database coverage’ section at www.deceasedonline.com.

(With thanks to Richard at Deceased Online)


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