Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Deceased Online website goes live

The Deceased Online website, mentioned on this blog on June 26th (see Deceased Online website) , has officially gone live as of today, and for a short time will be free to use, whilst final tests are performed on the site by its creators.

The site has burial and cremation register records from Tunbridge Wells at present, but many other authorities records are currently being digitised. It is anticipated that the record count will soon be in the millions.

For users in Scotland, the good news is that there are plans afoot to include Scottish cemetery and
crematoria records. More on this in the next few months!

For the website, visit www.deceasedonline.com.

Chris

UPDATE: Having attempted to look at this site in some detail last night, a minor glitch did appear, preventing me from being able to register with the site. The team were incredibly responsive, and have now resolved the problem, which involved access via Internet Explorer 6. As stated, the site is still in test mode...!

However, now that I have had proper access, I have to say, this is one very impressive endeavour. Search results vary in what is returned from cemetery to cemetery, but I have already seen a fantastic range of digitised lair books, maps showing the location of plots, photographs of individual headstones, and much more. If the team behind this can expand their coverage as promised, this will become an extremely useful addition to the ancestral research toolkit.

Verdict - extremely impressed...!

Chris

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