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Family Research

London Road Cemetery

Family Research

All of the cremation and burial records for the eight cemeteries and the crematorium that are operated by Kettering Borough Council are  now available to view online.

All of these records are available for members of the public to view and research family history using the link below. The initial database search is free of charge with a wide variety of other information available for history research and professional geneaologists for purchase.

As a guide the records date from:

  1. Crematorium - 1940
  2. London Road Cemetery - January 1862
  3. Burton Latimer Cemetery - October 1923
  4. Broughton Cemetery - November 1900
  5. Cransley Cemetery - July 1928
  6. Pytchley Cemetery - July 1956
  7. Rothwell Cemetery - June 1903
  8. Desborough Cemetery - August 1898
  9. Rothwell Road Cemetery - July 1978

Deceased Online is the first central database of statutory burial and cremation registers for the UK and Republic of Ireland - a unique resource for family history researchers and professional genealogists.


Helpful Hints on Family Research

  • Always go from the known to the unknown when looking through sources.
  • Always write down anything you think you might want to remember.
  • Don't think it will stay in your memory - it won't.
  • Be prepared to go back to relatives/sources as new information/names are discovered.
  • Always make a note of sources that you have searched, the period covered, who you were looking for - especially if you didn't find them.
  • Enter notes up or put them on the computer quickly - or you will forget what the scribbled bits mean.
  • Start straight away - don't wait until you've got masses of odds and ends.
  • Check and double check, especially on the census, that you've written the figures down correctly.
  • When taking your eyes away from the screen to write down the information, make sure you start back from where you left off.  It is very easy to "jump" a line or two.
  • Spellings can change - drastically.

e.g. Squires - Squire

Thorpe - Thorp

Blackadder - Blagader

Atkinson - Etcheson

  • When corresponding with genealogists or offices it is safest and courteous to send a Stamped Adressed Envelope.
  • Remember - people can and did, lie.


Official Sources of Information

The first official sources to use when starting your family history are:-

The National Archives

They hold national census records as well as "St Catherines House" indexes for England and Wales. 
County censuses are in the relevant County Record Office.  Any census from the British Isles can be ordered at the Family History Centre.  
They also hold indexes for civil registrations for England and Wales from 1837 to the present, along with the International Genealogical Index (I.G.I) for countries worldwide.


Contact Details

Kettering Crematorium

Rothwell Road



NN16 8XE


E.mail: Bereavement Services


Tel: 01536 525722

Fax: 01536 524209

Last updated: 10/11/2014

Get in touch with Kettering Borough Council

Email: customerservices@kettering.gov.uk. Telephone: 01536 410333.

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