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Looking for 20th Century Burials

Some general advice if you are looking for comparatively recent burials.


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Our family may not be typical - but in the last 25 years we have said farewell to six members of the immediate family (4 parents, 2 daughters).  All were cremated. Three had their ashes scattered at a crematorium by the staff without the family being present (in one case at a different one to the one where they were cremated). Two had their ashes privately scattered, and one had their ashes buried in a grave plot with a headstone. I don't think there is an entry in a Book of Remembrance at any place and apart from the plot with the headstone no visible record exists on the ground.

See also Burials, The Condition of Hertfordshire Graveyards and Town Cemeteries

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This is a new web site which plans to provide council burial records of town cemeteries, etc. Searching is free but you need to join the site in order to see the original documents, grave yard plans etc. At the moment coverage of Hertfordshire is limited to Broxbourne (25,291 burials between 1855 and 2003 at Bury Green Cemetery, Cheshunt, and 11,221 burials at Ware Road Cemetery, Hoddesdon). I understand some of the Dacorum Borough Council records for Heath Lane and Woodwells Cemeteries, Hemel Hempstead, Kingshill Cemetery, Berkhamsted, and Tring Cemetery will be available shortly.    [From Blog, 25 March, 2011]


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