TheGenealogist Adds More than 22,000 New Records of Headstone Inscriptions

The following announcement was written by the folks at

TheGenealogist have added over 22,000 records to their Headstone project with another 23 cemeteries from across the twelve parishes of the Island of Jersey (Covering all of the island’s historic cemeteries).

Mont a L’Abbe Old cemetery, St Helier, Jersey.

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Also released are a further 13 cemeteries from Buckinghamshire, Devon, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, Somerset, The West Midlands and Wiltshire.

The records are linked to images of the stones and maps to locate the actual burial grounds, they are searchable by name, year of death and graveyard.

These monuments can reveal facts, not recorded elsewhere, about the deceased and their family. Dates, carved in stone, can give away real ages misreported to census enumerators. Siblings, with the same name, can be recorded on graves with their birth and death dates and so helping researchers to identify the child that survived infancy.

Lillie Langtry’s grave, St.Saviour, Jersey.

Some of the famous people that are to be found buried in this release and searchable include Lillie Langtry, the Edwardian actress and friend of the Prince of Wales; Sir William Edmond Heygate Colborne (Billy) Butlin, showman and holiday camp entrepreneur; The first Baron Trent of Nottingham, better known as Jesse Boot the founder of Boots the Chemists and his Jersey born wife Florence, Lady Trent.

The Priory Church of St Mary and St Hardulph, Breedon on the Hill, Leicestershire.


One Comment

Is there a list somewhere of the total cemeteries now online from TheGenealogist? And is it a pay site? I’m interested in several cemeteries in Yorkshire in the 16th c.


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