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 existed since the late 1800s. To learn 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...