Dead and Buried, Not Forgotten - Churchyards, Cemeteries and Their Records (214)


Tutor: Gill Blanchard


Finish them off! Properly see your ancestors out by searching for the records of the churchyard or cemetery where they were buried. Where and how, with or without expense, as well as the information recorded about a burial reveals family background and genealogical facts. This course provides the historical background and practical information you need to find records of burial in churchyards and cemeteries. It also gives practical advice about visiting graveyards and recording monumental inscriptions. Each lesson includes guidance and exercises to help you maximize the genealogical value of any information found. Is a churchyard visit among your list of summer activities? Take this course to make the most of it.

STUDENTS SAID "I enjoyed all of the course. Forums & chats were interesting & fun. Also like the 'explore further' sections of course material."

"Gill has an excellent style, friendly and informative. Everything was clearly explained."

Lesson Headings:
  • Church, Churchyard and Burial Grounds up to 1853
  • New Cemeteries, New Records, Different Searches: 1853 to the present

Each lesson includes exercises and activities; a minimum of 1 one-hour chat session per week. See How the Courses Work.

Relevant Countries: England, Wales

Course Length: 2 weeks
Start Date:   2017
Cost: £27.99

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