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

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Record Description
Record Type Cemetery Registers
Collection years 1797-2004
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Oldham Council - Hollinworth Cemetery Office


What is in the Collection?

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.

Collection Contents

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Cemetery Registers may include the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Description of deceased
  • Age of deceased
  • Date and place where death occurred
  • Date and place of burial
  • Grave number

How Do I Search the Collection?

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

  • Name of ancestor
  • Approximate year and place of death

To browse by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒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.

Search the collection by image 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.

What Do I Do Next?

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 to 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.
  • 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.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • When looking for a person with a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.
  • Compile the entries for every person with the same surname. This is especially helpful for rural areas or unusual surnames.

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Citing this Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

"England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers, 1797-2004" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Hollinwood Cemetery, Oldham, England.


Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers, 1797-2004.