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How To Check for Indexed Surnames

The alphebetic list at the bottom of this page allows you to select the first letter of the surname in which you are interested. The left hand frame will now display a list of surnames beginning with the chosen letter of the alphabet. This table lists each Surname and the number of occurrences of that surname in the database.

If you find an entry listing the Surname in which you are interested, select that surname.

Selecting (clicking on) that surname will produce a table listing each individule interred in the Abney Park Cemetery with that surname.

Each line in the table will contain the following fields.

  1. The Surname and either the Forenames or Initials.

    Because this is an on-going project, when the initials only are listed the forename(s) will be available as the entries are up-dated.

  2. Burial Date.

    This is the date of entry in the burial register. Because this is an on-going project. If the day is 00 then the month and year only refer to the first date entry in that register. The correct date of internment will be available as the entries are up-dated.

  3. Age of the Deceased.

    This contains 2 numerics and an optional character, or a non numeric entry indicate the following:-

    • "00" = Not yet entered in the data from the register.
    • "--" = Not used or Not specified in the Burial Register.
    • "st" = Stillborn.
    • "sb" = Stillborn.
    • "nb" = Newborn.
    • "adt" = Adult
    • "n/a" = Not indexed (transcribed) yet. Its coming at about 300 a day.

    The letter folling the two numerics indicate the following:-

    • "c" = Centuary over 100 years old by years given.
    • " " = Years
    • "y" = Years
    • "m" = Months
    • "d" = Days
    • "h" = Hours
    • "n" = Minutes
    • "s" = Seconds

  4. Burial reference number.

    This is the number in the burial register for numbers from 1 to 113828. For numbers above 113828 (113829 through 195217) they are the burials numbers in the registers marked as R/N 3829 to R/N 85217. (That is R/N nn = 110000 + nn) So to convert add 110000 inplace of R/N or subtract 110000 and write R/N in front of the number. (This may be just R in some of out listings)

  5. The section in the Cemetery where the grave is located.

  6. Identification of the source register index in which this entry is found.

Check for Grave's Location and Other Occupants

This is not available On-Line and is handled by the Research Request. The compleated form must be mailed with your Cheque or Postal Draft. We accept Canadian Dollars, US Dollars or Pounds Sterling. We regret we do not have credit cards payment facilities at this time.

Research Request Form.

On receipt of the Research Request Form and payment, you will be provided with the following:-

Results will normally be sent out by E-Mail (with attachments) within fourteen days of receipt of the request. Otherwise they will go by regular mail.

The following information will be provided.

  1. A Table showing all the individules interred in the grave, not just the individule requested. For each person, the additional information beyond the on-line table fields described above.
    • Any names of purchasers that may have been recorded.
    • The address of "last abode" for each of the occupents.
  2. Overall Plan of the Cemetery showing the location of each of the grid sections.
  3. Detailed plan of the grave location(s) within that section.

    There are certain exceptions to this.

    • Common Interments are not always shown on the section maps.
    • The condition of the original maps are such that some parts are unreadable.

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Revised: 10 SEP 2000.
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