Searching for burial and cremation records in Halton? All of the Council’s cemetery records are now available online on a central UK database.
A year-long project involved all the Council’s record books and maps being scanned, transcribed and made digitally compatible with the Deceased Online website Deceased Online: Burial Records Online Search (halton.gov.uk)
Deceased Online is the first central database of statutory burial and cremation registers for the UK. Until recently, to search these records you had to directly approach local authorities or crematoria, as each independently hold their own registers, mostly as old fragile books. Deceased Online has brought them together into a central searchable collection.
Deceased Online has all records of burials and cremations that are already publicly available upon request, but to ensure that any risks to individual privacy are kept to a minimum, they do not make any such information available until it is at least 15 years old.
There are two ways to search:
- Simple searching is FREE, this provides a basic name, date of death and cemetery location of the deceased.
- Advanced Searching is available to registered users who have purchased pay-per-view vouchers or who have a subscription – this allows them to pay a small fee (set by Deceased Online at approximately £1-£3) to view the scanned pages of the registers/maps/headstone images and find more in-depth information about the grave and the people buried there.