South London burial records published online

By Jon Bauckham, 6 August 2015 - 5:00pm

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Camberwell New Cemetery opened in 1927 to cater for local population expansion (Photo: Alamy)

Historic records from two South London cemeteries have been made available on the web for the first time.

Records of more than 300,000 burials at Camberwell Old and Camberwell New cemeteries have been uploaded to Deceased Online, where they can be searched by name and date.

As well as a scan of the page on which the entry appears, each record contains a grave reference and link to a cemetery map, enabling family historians to determine the exact location of their ancestor’s burial.

Both sets of digitised records date back to the years in which the cemeteries first opened. For Camberwell New Cemetery this is 1927, while for Camberwell Old Cemetery users can explore material from as early as 1856.

The release means Deceased Online now holds more than 700,000 records for cemeteries owned by Southwark Council. Records from Honor Oak Crematorium – situated within the grounds of Camberwell New Cemetery – will also be added to the site within coming weeks.

To search the records, click here (subscription or credits required for full scans).

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