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== Record Description  ==
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== What is in This Collection? ==
  
The records cover the years 1857 to 2007.&nbsp;
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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.  
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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.
  
The information in these records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
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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 [[List of Parish and Chapelries of Oldham|Oldham Parishes]] page.
  
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/records/collection/1482833/waypoints Browse].
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===To Browse This Collection===
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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|title=England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers, 1797-2004
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
  
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'''Cemetery''' records include some of the following:
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[[England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
The key genealogical facts in these Cemetery Registers may include:  
 
 
 
[[Image:England, Lanchashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers DGS 4314023 30 and 31.jpg|thumb|right|England, Lanchashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers DGS 4314023 30 and 31.jpg]]
 
  
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Name of deceased  
*Description of deceased
 
 
*Age of deceased  
 
*Age of deceased  
 
*Date and place where death occurred  
 
*Date and place where death occurred  
 
*Date and place of burial  
 
*Date and place of burial  
*Number of Grave  
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*Grave number
*From what parish was the grave removed
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*Plot owner's name
 
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*Residence
== How to Use the Record  ==
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*Religious preference
 
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*Gender
'''Beginning Your Search'''
 
  
To begin your search, you must know the following information:
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'''Stillborn''' registers include:
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*Grave number
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*Names of the parents
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*Residence
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*Name of the person bringing the child and their residence
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*Date of the burial
  
*Name of ancestor
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== Collection Content ==
*Date of birth
 
*Place of birth
 
*Place of death
 
  
'''Using the Information'''
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=== Sample Image ===
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<gallery>
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Image:004311282_00014_Cemetery_Register.jpg|Burial Register
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Image:England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers, 1857-2007 (14-1477) cemetery dgs 4304501 43.jpg|Cemetery Record
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Image:England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers, 1857-2007 (14-1477) stillborn dgs 4328455 37.jpg|Stillborn Register
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</gallery>
  
When you have located your ancestor’s burial record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Burial records are often brief so it can be easy confuse individuals. Compare what is information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
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Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
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*The name of the individual
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*Approximate date of death
  
Next, look at the pieces of information given in the burial record for new information. Add any new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.  
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=== Search the Index ===
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{{Search Collection Link
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|1482833|Browse Page|access=browse}}''':
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# Select '''Cemetery Name'''
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# Select '''Record Type, Year Range''' to view the images.<br><br>
  
'''For example:'''
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1482833 England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers, 1797-2004]. Some catalog records link to multiple digital image records. In this case, click on a digital image record to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
*Use the birth date or year to search for birth records.
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
*Use the birth date along with your relative’s names to find the family in census records.
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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 [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
*Use the locality and relative's name to locate church and land records.
 
*The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.
 
*Compile the entries for every person with the same surname. This is especially helpful for rural areas or unusual surnames.
 
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have been buried in the same cemetery or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
 
*When looking for a person with a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
  
'''Unable to Find Information?'''
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Save or print a copy of the image if possible
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*If an age is given, estimate a birth year to search for a birth record
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*Search for a civil death record
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*If a spouse or other family member is identified, look for the family in prior censuses
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*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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*Continue to search the index for people with the same surname to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives
  
If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
 
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*Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
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*Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record
*Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.
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*It was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name
 
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*Vary the search terms. For example, search by either the given name or surname to return broader list of possible matches
'''Searching the Images'''
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*Search the records of nearby parishes
 
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*Consult the [[England Record Finder]] to find other records
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒Select the "Cemetery Name" category<br> ⇒Select the "Record Type, Year Range" category which will take you to the images.
 
 
 
Look at each image one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
 
  
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
 
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
 
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
  
== Related Websites  ==
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== Citing This Collection ==
 
 
*[http://www.interment.net/uk/eng/index.htm England Cemetery Records]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles<br>  ==
 
 
 
*[[England Cemeteries|England Cemeteries]]
 
*[[Lancashire|Lancashire]]
 
*[[List of Parish and Chapelries of Oldham|List of Parish and Chapelries of Oldham]]
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
  
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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;Collection Citation:
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"England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers, 1797-2004." Database with images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : 13 January 2017. Hollinwood Cemetery, Oldham, England.
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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{{Record_Citation}}
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{{Image_Citation}}
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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'''[[#top|Top of Page]]'''
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
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{{Contributor invite}}
  
"England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers, 1797-2004" digital images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 3 May 2012), Lees &gt; Grave Register &gt; 1879-1907 &gt; Image 5, Thomas Taylor, 27 May 1879; citing Cemetery Records; citing Lancashire, Cemetery Registers, FHL digital images, 179 digital folders. Various Cemeteries throughout Oldham, Lancashire, England.
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[[Category:Lancashire FamilySearch Historical Records|Vital Records]]

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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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?

Cemetery records include some of the following:

  • 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 include:

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

Collection Content

Sample Image

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

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  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

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  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 parishes
  • Consult the England Record Finder to find other records

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation

"England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers, 1797-2004." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 13 January 2017. Hollinwood Cemetery, Oldham, England.

Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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