Records for all cemeteries and crematoria managed by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council are being made available online.
The cemetery and crematorium records are being added to Deceased Online. Sandwell is a large council area in the famous Black Country in England’s West Midlands (adjacent to the City of Birmingham). Although Sandwell is a relatively new council area, it has a great heritage from the Industrial Revolution and includes such well known towns as Oldbury, Rowley Regis, Smethwick, Tipton, Wednesbury and West Bromwich.
The new collection dates back to 1858 and will comprise over a million records for over 300,000 burials and 130,000 cremations; immediately available are records for four key sites at Smethwick, Tipton, Wednesbury and Oldbury.
The records comprise:
- digital scans (or computerised versions) of original burial registers;
- details of all grave occupants in each cemetery;
- maps indicating, where possible, the section where the grave is located in the cemetery.