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Historical burial and cremation records from Leicester City Council cemeteries and crematorium are now available online, making viewing records and downloading documents easy and affordable.

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Online records are available from 1849 up to 2019

We have worked in partnership with a specialist family history organisation, Deceased Online to give you access to the available online records. Searches can be done free of charge to help you locate an individual or family buried at one of our cemeteries or cremated at Gilroes Crematorium. The below information is then accessible and available for download or printing for a small fee:

  • digital scans of burial and cremation registers
  • computerised records of burials and cremations (where registers are not available)
  • details of those buried in each grave
  • cemetery maps indicating the cemetery section for each grave location

The Deceased Online website includes instructions about how to search for available records. You can search easily for an individual by name, dates and area or if you are looking for ancestors or relatives in Leicester City, use the 'advance search' facility and the drop down menu options provided.

As well as records in Leicester, Deceased Online includes millions of burial and cremation records for other councils throughout the East Midlands and for many other areas across the UK.

What if I can't find a record online?

For a record outside of these dates, or more complex searches, we provide a manual search of records. Please note, this service is charged at £20 per search. Use the button below to submit an online application for this service.


Cemeteries and crematorium records managed by us

Cemetery name Opened in Availability
Welford Road Cemetery 1849 Available
Belgrave Cemetery 1881 Available
Gilroes Cemetery 1902 Available
Saffron Hill Cemetery 1931 Available
Gilroes Crematorium 1902 Available