More West Yorkshire Records Added to Deceased Online

Deceased Online has just added to the Calderdale, West Yorkshire collection with all records for three more cemeteries meaning Deceased Online now has 5 sites to date in the area with three more to come soon. Here is the announcement:

Records for three more cemeteries near Halifax, West Yorkshire, now on Deceased Online

With the addition of three cemeteries located in villages around Halifax, now has records for five cemetery locations in the Calderdale Council area in West Yorkshire, England.

The new sites, just added to the UK’s only database website dedicated to burial and cremation records, are Rastrick, near Brighouse, south east of Halifax; Luddenden, west of Halifax; and Elland Cemetery, the largest of the three sites, immediately south of Halifax.

Luddenden Cemetery

Luddenden Cemetery

All three cemeteries, such as Luddenden above, are in rural or semi-rural locations around Halifax and feature many records reflecting local trades and occupations and high infant mortality rates.
(Picture: Alexander P Knapp)

Records date back to 1860 and the fields recorded in the registers available to view include not just full names, ages and other burial information but also the “rank, trade or profession” and (in many instances) the names of the parents.

As well as digital scans of registers, the records on Deceased Online also include grave details, indicating all those buried in each grave. There are also section maps for cemeteries at Luddenden and Rastrick indicating the section where each grave is located.

Emma Jolly’s latest blog takes a look at the history of the three new cemeteries and their records and reveals which location recently featured in BBC TV’s Happy Valley series.

Deceased Online will add records for the final three locations for the Calderdale Council area in the near future and these are Sowerby Bridge and Stoney Royd cemeteries together with Parkwood Crematorium (Elland).

Other West Yorkshire records on Deceased Online include The National Archives collection for many sites across West Yorkshire and Wakefield Metropolitan Council.

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