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The English call tombstones "monumental inscriptions" (or M.I.s). Monumental inscriptions may provide birth, marriage, and death information. They sometimes give more information than the parish burial register or civil death certificate—information such as military service, occupation, or cause of death. Cemetery records are especially helpful for identifying ancestors not in other records. Because relatives may be buried in adjoining plots, search the entire record.
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''[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[England_Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]''
  
Before the Burial Acts of 1852 and 1853, most people were buried in church graveyards. The Burial Acts enabled the town officials to purchase and use land as civil graveyards. Private companies also maintained cemeteries before and after this time. Civil cemetery registers are located at local archives or libraries or are held by the group controlling the cemetery.
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[[Image:Romanby 1.jpg|thumb|right|320px]]The English call tombstones "monumental inscriptions" (or M.I.s). Monumental inscriptions may provide birth, marriage, and death information. They sometimes give more information than the parish burial register or civil death certificate—information such as military service, occupation, or cause of death. Cemetery records are especially helpful for identifying ancestors not in other records. Because relatives may be buried in adjoining plots, search the entire record.  
  
To find monumental inscriptions, you need to know where an individual was buried. The person may have been buried in a church, city, or public cemetery— usually near the place where he lived or died. You can find clues to burial places in church records, death certificates, or family histories.
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Before the Burial Acts of 1852 and 1853, most people were buried in church graveyards. The Burial Acts enabled the town officials to purchase and use land as civil graveyards. Private companies also maintained cemeteries before and after this time. Civil cemetery registers are located at local archives or libraries or are held by the group controlling the cemetery.  
  
Ministers may have the burial registers or the records of the burial plots for the cemetery you wish to search. The "[[England Church Records|Church Records]]" section tells how to find a minister’s address.
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To find monumental inscriptions, you need to know where an individual was buried. The person may have been buried in a church, city, or public cemetery— usually near the place where he lived or died. You can find clues to burial places in church records, death certificates, or family histories.  
  
English family history societies are transcribing the monumental inscriptions from their local areas. Write to the family history society in your area of interest to learn more about their work. See the "[[England Societies|Societies]]" section of this outline for how to find an address.
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Ministers may have the burial registers or the records of the burial plots for the cemetery you wish to search. The "[[England Church Records|Church Records]]" section tells how to find a minister’s address.  
  
Many monumental inscriptions have been transcribed. The Society of Genealogists in London has a collection in its library. Two guides to this collection, are:
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English family history societies are transcribing the monumental inscriptions from their local areas. Write to the family history society in your area of interest to learn more about their work. See [[England Societies]] for how to find an address. 
  
Collins, Lydia. ''Monumental Inscriptions in the Library of the Society of Genealogists. Part 1: Southern England.'' London, England: Society of Genealogists, 1984. (FHL book 942 V33s, pt. 1.)
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Many monumental inscriptions have been transcribed. The Society of Genealogists in London has a collection in its library. Two guides to this collection, are:  
  
Collins, Lydia, and Mabel Morton. ''Monumental Inscriptions in the Library of the Society of Genealogists. Part 2: Northern England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and Overseas''. London, England: Society of Genealogists, 1987. (FHL book 942 V33s, part 2.)
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Collins, Lydia. ''Monumental Inscriptions in the Library of the Society of Genealogists. Part 1: Southern England.'' London, England: Society of Genealogists, 1984. (Family History Library book {{FHL|314944|title-id|disp=942 V33s, pt. 1}}.)  
  
Another way to gain access to tombstone inscriptions is through the Internet. There are lists of people on the Internet who volunteer to search various types of records for certain areas, free of charge. You can locate these lists through the GENUKI Web site at:
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Collins, Lydia, and Mabel Morton. ''Monumental Inscriptions in the Library of the Society of Genealogists. Part 2: Northern England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and Overseas''. London, England: Society of Genealogists, 1987. (Family History Library book {{FHL|314944|title-id|disp=942 V33s, part 2}}.) 
  
[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng]
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To view examples of Monumental Inscritptions click '''[[Rotherham, York: Sample of Monumental Inscriptions|here]]'''.  
  
* From the above site:
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Another way to gain access to tombstone inscriptions is through the Internet. There are lists of people on the Internet who volunteer to search various types of records for certain areas, free of charge. You can locate these lists through the [http://genuki.org.uk/big/eng GENUKI Website].  
* Click [County of your choice].
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* Click ''Genealogy''.
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* Click'''Look-up Exchange'''.
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===Another website===
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*From the above site:  
*http://www.interment.net/uk/eng/index.htm
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*Click [County of your choice].  
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*Click ''Genealogy''.  
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*Click'''Look-up Exchange'''.
  
The Family History Library has copies of some monumental inscriptions. These are listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
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=== Another website  ===
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=371823&subject_disp=England+-+Cemeteries&columns=*,0,0 ENGLAND - CEMETERIES]
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The Family History Library has copies of some monumental inscriptions. These are listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=660201&subject_disp=England+-+Cemeteries+-+Indexes&columns=*,0,0 ENGLAND - CEMETERIES - INDEXES]
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{{FHL|371823|subject-id|disp=ENGLAND - CEMETERIES}}
  
ENGLAND, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES
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{{FHL|660201|subject-id|disp=ENGLAND - CEMETERIES - INDEXES}}
  
ENGLAND, [COUNTY], [PARISH] -CEMETERIES
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ENGLAND, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES  
  
===External Links===
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ENGLAND, [COUNTY], [PARISH] -CEMETERIES
*http://interment.net/uk/eng/index.htm
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*http://www.genealogylinks.net/uk/england/all-england/cemeteries.htm
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*http://www.bigenealogy.com/location/england.htm
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[[Category:England]]
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=== Websites  ===
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*[http://www.interment.net/uk/eng/index.htm Interment.net]
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*[http://www.genealogylinks.net/uk/england/all-england/cemeteries.htm Genealogylinks]
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*[http://www.bigenealogy.com/location/england.htm British Isle Genealogy]
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*[http://www.deceasedonline.com/ Deceased Online<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1325198510031_339" />]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/ Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Cambridgeshire/MadingleyUSACemetery.html Cambridge American Cemetery, Madingley]: The World War II Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
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*[http://www.spoilheap.co.uk/burial2.htm English Law regarding burial grounds]
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*[[England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[England Norfolk Monumental Inscriptions (FamilySearch Historical Records)|England Norfolk Monumental Inscriptions (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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The English call tombstones "monumental inscriptions" (or M.I.s). Monumental inscriptions may provide birth, marriage, and death information. They sometimes give more information than the parish burial register or civil death certificate—information such as military service, occupation, or cause of death. Cemetery records are especially helpful for identifying ancestors not in other records. Because relatives may be buried in adjoining plots, search the entire record.

Before the Burial Acts of 1852 and 1853, most people were buried in church graveyards. The Burial Acts enabled the town officials to purchase and use land as civil graveyards. Private companies also maintained cemeteries before and after this time. Civil cemetery registers are located at local archives or libraries or are held by the group controlling the cemetery.

To find monumental inscriptions, you need to know where an individual was buried. The person may have been buried in a church, city, or public cemetery— usually near the place where he lived or died. You can find clues to burial places in church records, death certificates, or family histories.

Ministers may have the burial registers or the records of the burial plots for the cemetery you wish to search. The "Church Records" section tells how to find a minister’s address.

English family history societies are transcribing the monumental inscriptions from their local areas. Write to the family history society in your area of interest to learn more about their work. See England Societies for how to find an address. 

Many monumental inscriptions have been transcribed. The Society of Genealogists in London has a collection in its library. Two guides to this collection, are:

Collins, Lydia. Monumental Inscriptions in the Library of the Society of Genealogists. Part 1: Southern England. London, England: Society of Genealogists, 1984. (Family History Library book 942 V33s, pt. 1.)

Collins, Lydia, and Mabel Morton. Monumental Inscriptions in the Library of the Society of Genealogists. Part 2: Northern England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and Overseas. London, England: Society of Genealogists, 1987. (Family History Library book 942 V33s, part 2.) 

To view examples of Monumental Inscritptions click here.

Another way to gain access to tombstone inscriptions is through the Internet. There are lists of people on the Internet who volunteer to search various types of records for certain areas, free of charge. You can locate these lists through the GENUKI Website.

  • From the above site:
  • Click [County of your choice].
  • Click Genealogy.
  • ClickLook-up Exchange.

Another website

The Family History Library has copies of some monumental inscriptions. These are listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:

ENGLAND - CEMETERIES

ENGLAND - CEMETERIES - INDEXES

ENGLAND, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES

ENGLAND, [COUNTY], [PARISH] -CEMETERIES

Websites

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at: