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This collection contains records for the years 1797-2004.
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
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.  
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This collection contains records from the city of Oldham for the years 1797-2004. The records come from multiple cemeteries, including Hollinwood, Failsworth, Royton, Crompton, Chadderton, Lees, and Greenacres.
  
Cemetery records are kept as a permanent record of who was buried and usually who purchased the burial plot.  
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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.
  
The information in these records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
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Now incorporated into the Greater Manchester metropolis, Oldham is a fairly recent English city. Prior to the period of this collection, it was a somewhat unimportant site, but it rose to prominence during the nineteenth century as a major industrial center. For a list of parishes historically belonging to this city, see the [[List of Parish and Chapelries of Oldham|Oldham Parishes]] page.
  
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].
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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| text=Cemeteries throughout Lancashire. England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers. Hollinwood Cemetery, Oldham, Lancashire, England.}}  
 
  
[[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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== Collection Content ==
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This collection contains solely burial registers.
  
== Record Content  ==
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=== Sample Image ===
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Image:004311282_00014_Cemetery_Register.jpg|Burial Register
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These Cemetery Registers may include the following information:
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
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The following list indicates potential information provided in these records. It must be remembered that every record may not provide all of the listed information, as record-keeping practices varied greatly over time.
  
[[Image:England, Lanchashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers DGS 4314023 30 and 31.jpg|thumb|right|240x380px]]
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'''Cemetery Registers''' may include:
  
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Name of deceased  
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*Grave number
 
*Grave number
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
 
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Before beginning a search in these records, it is best to know the full name of the individual in question, as well as an approximate time range for the desired record. When entered into the search engine on the Collection Page, this information provides the quickest, most reliable path to finding the correct person. Of course, other information can be substituted as necessary.
To begin your search, id would be helpful if you knew the following information:
 
 
 
*Name of ancestor
 
*Approximate year of death
 
*Place of burial
 
 
 
==== Search the Collection ====
 
 
 
To search this collection browsing the images:
 
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒Select the "Cemetery Name" category<br> ⇒Select the "Record Type, Year Range" category which will take you to the images.  
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=== Search by Name by Visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1482833?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page] ===
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page to return a list of possible matches. Compare the individuals on the list with what is already known to find the correct family or person. This step may require examining multiple individuals before a match is located.
  
Look at each image 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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=== View Images in This Collection by Visiting the Browse Page ===
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Images of the digitized records may be accessed by following this series of links: <br>
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⇒ Select '''Browse through images''' on the initial [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1482833?collectionNameFilter=false collection page] <br>
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⇒ Select the appropriate '''Cemetery Name''' <br>
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⇒ Select the appropriate '''Record Type, Year Range''' to go to the images
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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Compare the information found on the images with what is already known determine if a particular record relates to the correct person. This process may require examining multiple records before the correct person is located.
  
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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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking for, What Now? ===
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*Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference. See below for assistance in citing this collection. Save or print a copy of the image if possible.
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*Use the information which has been discovered to find more. For instance, use the estimated age given in a marriage or burial record to calculate an approximate year of birth, if that is yet undetermined.
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*Use the information which has been discovered and locate the original parish record, if possible. See PARISH RECORD LINK for options.
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*If in the appropriate period, use the information which has been discovered to find the individual in other records. Particularly useful for research in nineteenth-century England are the [[England Census]], [[England Church Records|Church Records]] and [[England Civil Registration|Civil Registration]] records.
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*Continue to search the index to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives.  
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking for, What Now? ===
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*When looking for a person with a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which individual is correct. Use other information, such as place of birth, age, occupation, or names of parents, to determine which candidate is the correct person. If listed, a personal title may be a clue to property ownership or occupation, either of which might be noted in other records.
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*Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names; transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record. Also remember that it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name. See [[Abbreviations Found in Genealogy Records]] for examples of common abbreviations. Note that some women reverted to their maiden name when their husband died, and therefore could be buried under their maiden name.
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*Vary the search terms. For example, search by either the given name or surname to return broader list of possible candidates which can then be examined for matches.
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*Search the records of nearby parishes. While it was uncommon for an individual in this period to move more than about 20 miles from their place of birth, smaller relocations were not uncommon. For this particular collection, this step may require a more thorough search within the Manchester area. See the [[A Comprehensive List of All Pre-1851 Manchester Parishes and Chapelries|Manchester Parishes]] page to get started.
  
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.
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For additional help searching online collections see [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
 
 
'''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  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
 
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
 
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
  
== Related Websites  ==
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== Citing this Collection ==
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Citing sources correctly makes it easier to refer back to information that has already been discovered; proper citations are therefore indispensable to keeping track of genealogical research. Following established formulae in formatting citations also allows others to verify completed research by helping them find and examine records for themselves.
  
*[http://www.interment.net/uk/eng/index.htm England Cemetery Records]
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To be of use, citations must include information such as the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records, if available. The following examples demonstrate how to present this information for both this particular collection as well as individual images within the collection:
  
== Related Wiki Articles<br> ==
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'''Collection Citation:'''<br>  
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{{Collection citation | text= "England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers, 1797-2004" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Hollinwood Cemetery, Oldham, England.}}
  
*[[England Cemeteries|England Cemeteries]]
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'''Image Citation:''' <br>
*[[Lancashire|Lancashire]]
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{{Image Citation Link
*[[List of Parish and Chapelries of Oldham|List of Parish and Chapelries of Oldham]]
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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  ===
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
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"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.
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Collection years 1797-2004
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Oldham Council - Hollinworth Cemetery Office


What is in the Collection?

This collection contains records from the city of Oldham for the years 1797-2004. The records come from multiple cemeteries, including Hollinwood, Failsworth, Royton, Crompton, Chadderton, Lees, and Greenacres.

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.

Now incorporated into the Greater Manchester metropolis, Oldham is a fairly recent English city. Prior to the period of this collection, it was a somewhat unimportant site, but it rose to prominence during the nineteenth century as a major industrial center. For a list of parishes historically belonging to this city, see the Oldham Parishes page.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers, 1797-2004.

Collection Content

This collection contains solely burial registers.

Sample Image

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The following list indicates potential information provided in these records. It must be remembered that every record may not provide all of the listed information, as record-keeping practices varied greatly over time.

Cemetery Registers may include:

  • 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?

Before beginning a search in these records, it is best to know the full name of the individual in question, as well as an approximate time range for the desired record. When entered into the search engine on the Collection Page, this information provides the quickest, most reliable path to finding the correct person. Of course, other information can be substituted as necessary.

Search by Name by Visiting the Collection Page

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page to return a list of possible matches. Compare the individuals on the list with what is already known to find the correct family or person. This step may require examining multiple individuals before a match is located.

View Images in This Collection by Visiting the Browse Page

Images of the digitized records may be accessed by following 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 to go to the images

Compare the information found on the images with what is already known determine if a particular record relates to the correct person. This process may require examining multiple records before the correct person is located.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking for, What Now?

  • Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference. See below for assistance in citing this collection. Save or print a copy of the image if possible.
  • Use the information which has been discovered to find more. For instance, use the estimated age given in a marriage or burial record to calculate an approximate year of birth, if that is yet undetermined.
  • Use the information which has been discovered and locate the original parish record, if possible. See PARISH RECORD LINK for options.
  • If in the appropriate period, use the information which has been discovered to find the individual in other records. Particularly useful for research in nineteenth-century England are the England Census, Church Records and Civil Registration records.
  • Continue to search the index to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives.

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • When looking for a person with a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which individual is correct. Use other information, such as place of birth, age, occupation, or names of parents, to determine which candidate is the correct person. If listed, a personal title may be a clue to property ownership or occupation, either of which might be noted in other records.
  • Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names; transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record. Also remember that it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name. See Abbreviations Found in Genealogy Records for examples of common abbreviations. Note that some women reverted to their maiden name when their husband died, and therefore could be buried under their maiden name.
  • Vary the search terms. For example, search by either the given name or surname to return broader list of possible candidates which can then be examined for matches.
  • Search the records of nearby parishes. While it was uncommon for an individual in this period to move more than about 20 miles from their place of birth, smaller relocations were not uncommon. For this particular collection, this step may require a more thorough search within the Manchester area. See the Manchester Parishes page to get started.

For additional help searching online collections see FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

Known Issues with This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Citing this Collection

Citing sources correctly makes it easier to refer back to information that has already been discovered; proper citations are therefore indispensable to keeping track of genealogical research. Following established formulae in formatting citations also allows others to verify completed research by helping them find and examine records for themselves.

To be of use, citations must include information such as the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records, if available. The following examples demonstrate how to present this information for both this particular collection as well as individual images within the collection:

Collection Citation:

"England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers, 1797-2004" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. 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.


How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.