English Burial or Death Dates

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1538- June 1837

Starting in 1538, churches kept records of each person buried in their church yards. Public cemeteries were established since the mid-1800s. Read more about burial records...

July 1837-present

Civil records of deaths were recorded by the government no matter religious affiliation or place of burial. Information regarding the death of a person was given to the local superintendant. He would record it in his register, and forward it to the Registrar General.  Read more about death records...