It seems to get more and more complicated finding burials records, simply because there are so may different sources and formats. I'm going to try to split this page into What's Online, What You can Buy and What is available at Tameside Local Studies and Archives Centre
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Search the records of Burial and Cremation Records from Tameside MBC cemeteries - Droylsden, Hyde and Mossley complete, Dukinfield all graves purchased since1930. They have started the burials entires for Mottram, but are rather sad that with the recent cutbacks and lack of overtime etc. progress will now be very slow.
There are no Ashton, Audenshaw or Denton records on-line yet.
This database is an electronic version of the Boroughs Burial and Cremation Registers. The registers contain over 300,000 records and they are working hard to make them available over the web.
Family Search Good and growing coverage of C of E Burials for the Cheshire Towns of Tameside. I can't be exact, but it seems that most of these are covered from the start of the particular churches records until about 1906. These are indexes only, but most of the original films can be consulted at Tameside Local Studies and Archives Centre - scroll further down this page to check their holdings. The new Family Search website has also what appears to be burials from the National Burials Index version 1. You will find the images to the Cheshire Collection of Burials from the New Family Search website are now all available via FindMyPast. Ancestry have recently added a collection of Manchester Diocese parish registers including images. Sadly for Ashton Parish those for Ashton Christ Church and Ashton St Michael are not included. They will be adding to this collection.
Non Conformist Catholic Churches:
Non Conformist other denominations are available via Ancestry, particularly for Old Chapel, Dukinfield and Hyde Gee Cross Chapel:
New and Old St Georges, Stalybridge - the burials and Monumental Inscriptions are available to search via the churches own website stg.org.uk
Stamford Street Wesleyans - Monumental Inscriptions available to search via Tameside Local History Forum's website.
Check out their microfiche collection Including Mottram St Michael's Burials and Monumental Inscriptions, Stockport St Mary's, St Paul's Staley, Stalybridge Wakefield Road Baptists, Hyde St Thomas, Hyde Gee Cross Unitarians and Romiley Hatherlow Independants.
Checkout their CD collection - particularly for Oldham and Saddleworth where they border on Tameside.
Checkout this page for their collection of fiche to purchase. The Lancashire Parish Register Society has been transcribing the parish registers for the ancient parishes of Lancashire for over a hundred years now. Originally issued in book form, but these are becoming rare or out of print. Some of the older out of copyright volumes are available to download at archive.org Transcribed volumes for Tameside include, Ashton St Michael's 1594-1720, Ashton St Peter's 1825-1837 and Denton St Lawrence 1695-1756.
The burial records for New and Old St Georges churches in Stalybridge are now available to search on-line: stg.org.uk. They have also included Monumental Inscriptions. These are a work in progress and will continue to be added as they are recorded.
Many graveyards were cleared in the 1970s and 1980s. There are lists of monumental inscriptions at Tameside Local Studies for:
Visit Tameside lLocal Studies and Archives website for their full list of church records.
For information regarding Coroners records for Tameside contact Greater Manchester County Record Office. Our local newspapers often contain reports of Coroners courts.
The following is taken from the Manchester City Council website:
Unfortunately, coroners’ records have frequently been destroyed. This is certainly the case with the records of the coroner for the city of Manchester, where the only 19th century records to survive are witnesses’ depositions for the dates 22 August 1851 – 24 December 1852, held by Manchester Central Libary's Archives section (ref M381/1/1/1-2). Greater Manchester County Record Office holds 20th century coroners’ records, namely indexes 1918-1998 and inquests 1959-1998. Coroners’ records are closed for 75 years, and permission to see records less than 75 years old would have to be obtained from the Manchester Coroner, and is only given in exceptional circumstances.
In the absence of coroners’ records, a report of any inquest conducted by the coroner for the city of Manchester might be found in local newspapers. The library's archives section does hold a scrapbook of newspaper cuttings for the period 1900-1938 (ref M381/2), mostly concerned with coroners’ cases. It is not clear how complete the scrapbook is, and in the absence of an index, they do not search this item on your behalf.