England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
The records cover the years 1857 to 2007.&nbsp;
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This collection contains records for the years 1797-2004.
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This collection contains cemetery registers from Hollinwood, Failsworth, Royton, Crompton, Chadderton, Lees, and Greenacres cemeteries in Oldham. Most registers contain, name, address, date of death, date of burial and burial location.  
  
 
Cemetery records are kept as a permanent record of who was buried and usually who purchased the burial plot.  
 
Cemetery records are kept as a permanent record of who was buried and usually who purchased the burial plot.  
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The information in these records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
 
The information in these records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
  
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For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/records/collection/1482833/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
  
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.  
  
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{{Collection citation | text= "England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers, 1797-2004" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Hollinwood Cemetery.}}  
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[[England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
 
[[England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
<br>The key genealogical facts in these Cemetery Registers may include: Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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These Cemetery Registers may include the following information:  
  
<br>[[Image:England, Lanchashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers DGS 4314023 30 and 31.jpg|thumb|right]]  
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[[Image:England, Lanchashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers DGS 4314023 30 and 31.jpg|thumb|right|240x380px|England, Lanchashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers DGS 4314023 30 and 31.jpg]]  
  
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Name of deceased  
*Description of Person Buried
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*Description of deceased
*Age  
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*Age of deceased
*Place where death occurred  
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*Date and place where death occurred  
*Date of Burial
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*Date and place of burial
*By whom Ceremony was Performed
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*Grave number
*By whom Certificate was Given
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*Place of Burial
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*Number of Grave  
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*From what parish was the grave removed from
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For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1482833/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page
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== How to Use the Record  ==
  
Cemeteries begin keeping records as soon as they are opened
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To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
  
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*Name of ancestor
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*Approximate year and place of death
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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==== Search the Collection ====
  
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the Cemetery Name ⇒ Select the Record Type, Year Range which takes you to the images.  
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To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:<br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Cemetery Name"<br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type, Year Range" which will take you to the images.  
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.  
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==== Using the Information  ====
  
 
When you have located your ancestor’s burial record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Burial records are often brief so it can be easy confuse individuals. Compare what is information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.  
 
When you have located your ancestor’s burial record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Burial records are often brief so it can be easy confuse individuals. Compare what is information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.  
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Next, look at the pieces of information given in the burial record for new information. Add any new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.  
 
Next, look at the pieces of information given in the burial record for new information. Add any new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.  
  
For example:  
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'''For example:'''
  
 
*Use the birth date or year to search for birth records.  
 
*Use the birth date or year to search for birth records.  
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*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have been buried in the same cemetery or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.  
 
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have been buried in the same cemetery or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.  
 
*When looking for a person with a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
*When looking for a person with a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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==== Unable to Find your Ancestor?  ====
  
 
If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:  
 
If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:  
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
[http://www.interment.net/uk/eng/index.htm England Cemetery Records]  
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*[http://www.interment.net/uk/eng/index.htm England Cemetery Records]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles<br>  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles<br>  ==
  
 
*[[England Cemeteries|England Cemeteries]]  
 
*[[England Cemeteries|England Cemeteries]]  
*[[Lancashire|Lancaster]]  
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*[[Lancashire Cemeteries]]  
 
*[[List of Parish and Chapelries of Oldham|List of Parish and Chapelries of Oldham]]
 
*[[List of Parish and Chapelries of Oldham|List of Parish and Chapelries of Oldham]]
  
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
  
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
 
"England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers, 1797-2004" digital images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 3 May 2012), Lees &gt; Grave Register &gt; 1879-1907 &gt; Image 5, Thomas Taylor, 27 May 1879; citing Cemetery Records; citing Lancashire, Cemetery Registers, FHL digital images, 179 digital folders. Various Cemeteries throughout Oldham, Lancashire, England.  
 
"England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers, 1797-2004" digital images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 3 May 2012), Lees &gt; Grave Register &gt; 1879-1907 &gt; Image 5, Thomas Taylor, 27 May 1879; citing Cemetery Records; citing Lancashire, Cemetery Registers, FHL digital images, 179 digital folders. Various Cemeteries throughout Oldham, Lancashire, England.  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
  
 
[[Category:Lancashire|Vital Records]]
 
[[Category:Lancashire|Vital Records]]

Revision as of 20:36, 9 April 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

This collection contains records for the years 1797-2004.

This collection contains cemetery registers from Hollinwood, Failsworth, Royton, Crompton, Chadderton, Lees, and Greenacres cemeteries in Oldham. Most registers contain, name, address, date of death, date of burial and burial location.

Cemetery records are kept as a permanent record of who was buried and usually who purchased the burial plot.

The information in these records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers, 1797-2004" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Hollinwood Cemetery.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These Cemetery Registers may include the following information:

England, Lanchashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers DGS 4314023 30 and 31.jpg
  • Name of deceased
  • Description of deceased
  • Age of deceased
  • Date and place where death occurred
  • Date and place of burial
  • Grave number

How to Use the Record

To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of ancestor
  • Approximate year and place of death

Search the Collection

To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒Select the appropriate "Cemetery Name"
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type, Year Range" which will take you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s burial record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Burial records are often brief so it can be easy confuse individuals. Compare what is information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.

Next, look at the pieces of information given in the burial record for new information. Add any new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

For example:

  • Use the birth date or year to search for birth records.
  • Use the birth date along with your relative’s names to find the family in census records.
  • Use the locality and relative's name to locate church and land records.
  • The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.
  • Compile the entries for every person with the same surname. This is especially helpful for rural areas or unusual surnames.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have been buried in the same cemetery or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person with a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

Unable to Find your Ancestor?

If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.

Known Issues with This Collection

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers, 1797-2004" digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 3 May 2012), Lees > Grave Register > 1879-1907 > Image 5, Thomas Taylor, 27 May 1879; citing Cemetery Records; citing Lancashire, Cemetery Registers, FHL digital images, 179 digital folders. Various Cemeteries throughout Oldham, Lancashire, England.