180,000 burial records from West Ham cemetery in the London Borough of Newham have been made available online.
East London’s West Ham Cemetery, with all 180,000+ records now available, is the latest major London cemetery on the pay-per-view website Deceased Online.
The historic cemetery, dating from 1857, was one of the first publicly-owned urban cemeteries to open in London following the Burial Act of 1852, and features some fascinating graves and memorials.
Data comprises computerised records, a searchable index, details of all occupants in each grave and cemetery section maps indicating grave locations. You’ll find full details of the database coverage on the website.
West Ham is the only cemetery managed by Newham Council which joins a growing list of local authorities to have added their data to Deceased Online. The London database now comprises more than 1.5 million burial and cremation records, and Deceased Online says many more are coming soon.