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searching for graves

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Kay???? Report 7 Jan 2013 11:22

Contact the Gateshead Council/
Civic Centre
Regent St

You can search yourself,,,,,,for a small fee booking needs to be made.

They hold records for the 10 cemetries for the area.


John Report 7 Jan 2013 10:20

There may be a Bereavement Services office attached to the local government office. It may be an idea to approach them, giving them all the details of the deceased available. Invariably, they'll carry out a search for you.


Try Gateshead Council Bereavement Services. This is what they say regarding Historical Searches:
"Unfortunately we do not have the staff to undertake extensive searches of our indexes. If you are able to provide accurate details for the event you are interested in (such as the name and the year of birth, death or marriage) we will carry out a search of the registers for that year and a year either side.

You can request this type of search by phone, email or letter."

Good luck


JMW Report 6 Jan 2013 17:33

Remember that as the burial act of 1853 ordered that burials in cities and towns be discontinued, so therefore any church within the city would no longer be the usual place for someone to be buried, Shirley's idea of contacting the local cemeteries office should point you in the best direction.

Kim Annette

Kim Annette Report 6 Jan 2013 14:59

Thanks everyone... shirley i reckon that might be the way to go...

lancashireann tried the newspapers... i think my eyes are going square...

FredK... well actually i have no idea.....

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 6 Jan 2013 14:48

You could try the Parks and cemeteries dept of the local Council giving them the details from the death cert.

I have found Municipal Cemeteries have excellent records and can give row and plot details and who is buried in the same grave even if its a public grave, is what used to be called a paupers grave


lancashireAnn Report 6 Jan 2013 14:11

have you tried the local newspapers to see if there was a death announcement. which mentions the burial/cremation


Fredk Report 6 Jan 2013 14:05

Are your sure he was buried and not cremated. Not sure when crematoriums started If he was then a look round the crematorium grounds may yield something. If you go in the office you can view thier records

Kim Annette

Kim Annette Report 6 Jan 2013 13:52

thanks pam.....


Pam Report 6 Jan 2013 13:27 might help or

Kim Annette

Kim Annette Report 6 Jan 2013 13:26

True reggie...but on the same day i got photos of the house where my nan was born and also a photo of the house my dad and his dad were born in so not a total waste of time....

i will try the local cemetery office and see how that goes...


Reggie Report 6 Jan 2013 13:22

Have you enquired at the local cemetery office?

Not all graves are marked with wandering around is unlikely to be productive.

Kim Annette

Kim Annette Report 6 Jan 2013 13:01

Thanks Gwyn. Well seems all born and bred in gateshead area. GU says death registered in gateshead. I have even been up there and had a wander around but i should go back now that i have more names in my tree... thanks for you help,,,,,

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 6 Jan 2013 12:43

Death certificates won't generally indicate a burial place, although address of deceased might indicate a probable area.
Location will depend on several things.
Do you know the area they lived in... maybe occupation will point to a possible district.
Maybe the family used a particular church and the person would be buried in the churchyard, although by that date some churchyards would be full and overflow sites used such as cemeteries.These come under council control and lists can be searched, but sometimes at a cost.

I have been searching for years for the location of someone who died in Hampshire in 1983 and still haven't located him, even though I have a death certificate.

Good luck.


Kim Annette

Kim Annette Report 6 Jan 2013 12:31


Does anyone know how to locate graves without ordering the death cert? William Dixon born 1885 died 1927 gateshead. I have found a site of most of the cemetery's in the area and have trolled though but have found nothing. I have looked not just for william but other relatives as well.