England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers - FamilySearch Historical Records
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England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers, 1797-2004
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|Location of Lancashire, England|
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|Record Type||Cemetery Registers|
|Oldham Council - Hollinworth Cemetery Office|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Known Issues
- 7 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection contains records from the city of Oldham for the years 1797-2004. The records come from multiple cemeteries, including Hollinwood, Failsworth, Royton, Crompton, Chadderton, Lees, and Greenacres.
Cemetery records are kept as a permanent record of who was buried and usually who purchased the burial plot. The information in these records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
Now incorporated into the Greater Manchester metropolis, Oldham is a fairly recent English city. Prior to the period of this collection, it was a somewhat unimportant site, but it rose to prominence during the nineteenth century as a major industrial center. For a list of parishes historically belonging to this city, see the Oldham Parishes page.
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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the individual
- Approximate date of death
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
View the Images[edit | edit source]
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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
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- Save or print a copy of the image if possible
- If an age is given, estimate a birth year to search for a birth record
- Search for a civil death record
- If a spouse or other family member is identified, look for the family in prior censuses
- Based on his age and date of burial, you may be able to estimate a marriage date and look for marriage records
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I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names
- Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record
- It was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name
- Vary the search terms. For example, search by either the given name or surname to return broader list of possible matches
- Search the records of nearby locations
- Cumbria and North Yorkshire on the north
- West Yorkshire on the east
- Greater Manchester and Merseyside on the south
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Lancashire.
Known Issues[edit | edit source]
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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