Highgate Cemetery in north London is reckoned by many to be the most celebrated and prestigious urban cemetery in the UK. A truly stunning example of 19th century cemetery architecture – London Cemeteries (Hugh Meller & Brian Parsons) describes it as a “Victorian Valhalla” – it holds 160,000 burials from 1839 to 2010* with records immediately available exclusively on http://www.deceasedonline.com.
*Records for 1863 to 1865 limited to names only.
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The Billion Graves index is a great resource if you’re looking for information about your ancestor’s death. The Billion Graves index includes over 12 million headstone records for the United States alone, and each entry includes a transcript of what’s included in the record, a photograph of the gravestone, and GPS details of the location of the gravestone, so you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home to see your ancestor’s grave, which can save you a lot of time and money in your search.
FindMyPast members have easy access to the Billion Graves Index. This article shows you how to use it.