England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers, 1797-2004
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Lancashire,  England
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Record Description
Record Type Cemetery Registers
Collection years 1797-2004
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Oldham Council - Hollinworth Cemetery Office

What is in This Collection?

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.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers, 1797-2004.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Cemetery records

  • Name of deceased
  • Age of deceased
  • Date and place where death occurred
  • Date and place of burial
  • Grave number
  • Plot owner's name
  • Residence
  • Religious preference
  • Gender

Stillborn registers

  • Grave number
  • Names of the parents
  • Residence
  • Name of the person bringing the child and their residence
  • Date of the burial

Collection Content

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How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the individual
  • Approximate date of death

Search the Index

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  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images

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  1. Select Cemetery Name
  2. Select Record Type, Year Range to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • 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
  • Continue to search the index for people with the same surname to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • 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

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Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation
"England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers, 1797-2004." Database with images. FamilySearch. https://FamilySearch.org : 7 September 2018. Hollinwood Cemetery, Oldham.
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