Monday, 18 July 2011

Belfast cemeteries database - feedback required

Just discovered that Belfast City Council has a feedback form concerning its new cemeteries database (see, one of the most important recently launched online tools for Northern Irish research. The form is available at

In its request for suggestions, for me the key addition would be a field to allow searches by lair number also. I recently travelled to Belfast having made many discoveries on the site, and had thankfully contacted each cemetery in advance to ask them to look up other burials in the lairs I had identified (see The staff were brilliant in doing so, but I'm sure it ties up a lot of man hours answering such requests! The lair numbers are actually returned in search results, you just can't do a further search of the same lair at present, which is a real pity. But still a truly brilliant resource!


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