Highgate Cemetery reveals all 160,000 burial records for first time

Here's a bit of dated cemetery news that might interest some of you. Details of all 160,000 burials between 1839 and 2010 at London’s most famous cemetery have now been made available online.

Highgate Cemetery, in north London, is home to an array of globally important figures from the worlds of politics, art and sport.

Revolutionary German philosopher Karl Marx, author George Eliot, poet Christina Rossetti and electro-magnetism scientist Michael Faraday are among those buried in the 15-hectare site.

Pop star George Michael, who died on Christmas Day, is set to be buried next to his mother in the cemetery.

Deceased Online has worked with the Friends of Highgate Cemetery, who manage the cemetery, to prepare and digitise the records.

They include digital scans of original registers, grave details indicating all those buried in each grave and location maps for almost all of the graves.

The website allows registered users to search free of charge or there are more advanced search tools for those willing to pay. Records cost between £1.50 and £5 to download and view.

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