Project Details

Project Title: Manchester Crematorium Obituaries
Project Description: To transcribe death notices from newspapers which relate to persons cremated at Manchester Crematorium up to the end of 1940 (when the registers were destroyed)
Project manager: John Marsden
Project Size (L/M/S): Large
Project Status: Current
Project Started: 30 Dec 2004
Anticipated completion: 30 Dec 2019
Volunteer Requirement:

29 Apr 2018Some further data identified in Southern Cemetery burial registers. Entries for interment of ashes to be extracted and incorporated alongside obituaries.
22 Dec 2016Some further data is now available via British Newspaper Archive. Work will continue on an ad hoc basis to extract this data.
04 Sep 2015Data collected to date has been sent to Findmypast for online publication.
05 Jan 2015A further 110 entries added to the online index extracted from R Pepperdine Funeral Books in Archives.
24 Jun 2014Further work has been carried out to extract obituaries available from publications in the British Newspaper Archive. About 100 new references have been obtained and the online database in the member area will be updated to include the new obituaries.
06 Jan 2014This project continues essentially suspended though a small number of entries have been added from online newspapers.
29 Sep 2011This project is currently suspended owing to difficulties with film readers at City Library.

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