All burial and cremation records for West Cheshire and Chester are being made available online.
All records for the five cemeteries and one crematorium will be included on the Deceased Online website. Of the total of 185,000 records, over 65% are available immediately. The only items outstanding are pre-1953 records for Overleigh Cemetery and these should be completed by early Spring.
The records date back to 1850 and feature many interesting burials and memorials. They include nearly 500 Commonwealth war graves in Blacon Cemetery with graves of military personnel from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other Commonwealth and European countries.
The data includes computerised records, digital scans of registers and grave details showing all burials within each grave and maps showing the sections where the graves are located within the cemetery.