Deceased Online will be a familiar website to many readers, and has been enormously helpful to me personally to crack some brick walls – but until recently it has perhaps been ‘light’ on Norfolk records. That has begun to change with the addition of an enormous collection of photographs taken by Louise Cocker. Over 10,000 photographs from 90 cemeteries/churchyards went live yesterday, and according to the site many thousands more are in process.
Louise and her mother Angela have been documenting headstones since 2009 and in total the collection covers more than 100,000 individuals with related photographs (including headstones, memorials, plaques, churchyard layouts and much more).
When searching, the site recommends using ‘%’ in place of some search fields as this will help where elements of the monumental inscriptions were illegible after centuries of weathering. The announcement from Deceased Online also includes a useful tip: if you have several family members in the same graveyard, it may be more cost effective to buy all the photographs for that location than to purchase individual images.
For the complete announcement, please follow this link: http://www.deceasedonline.com/emails/email_20180323_1.html