New online tool shows where people have been buried in Derby

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The service has been praised by residents

A new tool has been launched which allows residents to see the exact spot where people have been buried across Derby.

Derby City Council’s bereavement office has been working to provide a simple-to-use system that can provide information on where people have been buried in the city.

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The website is a work in progress and people have been advised to be mindful of possible teething problems early on as the new resource continues to develop.

It already has been described as a “wonderful resource” to use.

Visitors to the website can search for a name and if found it will show them an aerial view of exactly where the person’s burial plot is.

The website can be viewed at derbycity.discovereverafter.com

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And people commenting on Facebook seemed to be impressed by the new online tool.

One person said: “It needs a slight few tweaks as some dates are off and some people appear to be buried in the road but apart from that this could be a brilliant system for people to use.”

And another comment read: “Brilliant. I found my grandparents’ grave and can now attach it to my ancestry records.”

The Friends of Nottingham Road Cemetery said: “Please be patient. This is already a wonderful resource and will continue to improve. The system is still being worked on by the bereavement team and the supplier. There are a few teething problems. Leave it a week or so and then try again if there are missing people. The team is compiling a list of issues to resolve with the supplier.”

Any inaccuracies on the website can be reported to the bereavement team by emailing [email protected].

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