Tracing your family history

Burial records

You can find your ancestor's grave by searching the burial records held at cemeteries. Graves will usually tell you the year of birth or death of the person as well as the names of spouses or children.

In Rochdale borough, you can locate a grave at Dearnley cemetery, Heywood Cemetery, Middleton old cemetery, Middleton cemetery and Rochdale cemetery.

Locate a grave in the borough