How to Find Tameside Burials and MIs:

One of the toughest questions I get asked from clients is, 'How do I Find Where my Ancestor is Buried'.

I have two other pages on this website, one for Burials and and another for Monumental Inscriptions indexed by town. This page will try to assess what is available according to organisation. ----------------------

Metropolitan Bereavement Services

Are complete for Droylsden, Mossley and Hyde Cemeteries plus most of Hurst cemetery.
Plus all more recent graves since records were computerised and older graves reopened to accommodate an new interment. It now costs 25 for a search and you are not allowed to search the books yourself.

Deceased Online

Mostly hold records for Municipal Cemeteries and locally Authorities involved area

There is an annual subscription of 89, or 2 each pay per view, or by vouchers in multiples of 5

Billion Graves

Much can be discovered for Free and is part of a full Find My Past subscription. There is a pro sub of 24.99.

Find a Grave

Many local graveyards transcribed and photos added by Kathryn Young and Rita Vaughan

Family History Society of Cheshire

Downloads mostly for around 2.00 and some for North East Cheshire

Churches Themselves

By Other Organisations and Individuals

Paper Records at Tameside Local Studies Library Reference at QL923

Stalybridge St Paul's the first Church built in Staley formed out of the huge Mottram St Michael's parish in 1839 as Stalybridge's population burgeoned during the massive expansion at the time. The combination also meant that the churchyard became overcrowded and an extension in to new ground. This became what is reputed to be the largest Church graveyard in the country. George Clark spent 20 years methodically recording the gravestones and they are indexed and bound in volumes which take up nearly a whole shelf in Tameside Local Studies Library. Unfortunately on the bottom shelf.

George has also indexed other Stalybridge Churches including Wakefield Road Baptists and St Georges. There are a couple more, but I need to get in our Local Studies Library to check.

Gay J Oliver March 2022

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