How to access information about your relatives who were buried or cremated at our cemeteries and crematorium.
Researching your family history is called genealogy research.
We hold records of anyone who has been buried or cremated at our cemeteries and crematorium. We have a statutory duty to hold this information forever.
The records date from 1851 until the present day and can provide details of
- the final resting place of relatives
- last known address
- district in which the death was registered
Make an enquiry
Please provide as much information as possible as most of the records need to be examined manually.
To search the registers, we will need:
- full name of the person
- date of death
If we can trace the person, we will send you a summary of the information recorded in the cemetery or crematorium book.
If we can't trace the person, any fees paid can't be refunded.
Records we hold
We hold records on the following cemeteries and crematorium, owned and managed by Brighton & Hove City Council.
|Extra-Mural Cemetery||Lewes Road, Brighton||1851|
|Brighton Cemetery||Lewes Road, Brighton||1857|
|Brighton Cemetery||Bear Road, Brighton||1868|
|Portslade Cemetery||Victoria Road, Portslade||1873|
|Hove Cemetery||Old Shoreham Road, Hove||1882|
|Woodvale Crematorium||Lewes Road, Brighton||1930|
|Lawn Memorial Cemetery||Warren Road, Brighton||1963|
|Jewish Cemetery Extension||Meadow View, Brighton||1978|