Grave Finder Service
Terms and conditions updated 16th September 2020. Price updated June 2022.
Are you looking for an ancestor or relative who you think is buried in Hyde Park Cemetery, but you have no idea where?
Perhaps you know where your ancestor is buried, but would like to know about who else shares their grave, where they all lived at their time of death and their occupations, etc.?
Or maybe you know the plot number, but don’t know where in the cemetery the grave is located?
Then you need the Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery’s ‘Grave Finder Service‘. Here’s how it works…
What options are there and how much do they cost?
There are two different types of grave finder report.
1 – Full grave finder report, where no plot number/information is known.
Grave Finder report sent to you by email – £20
Grave Finder report in hard copy sent to you by Royal Mail – £25
2 – Location check, where a plot number is known but the enquirer needs more information about the location of the grave.
Only available via email – £10
All monies received through the grave finder service go to the Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery, a not-for-profit volunteer-run organisation. Every penny goes back into the cemetery through our improvement projects.
What do I get from the grave finder service?
For a full Grave Finder report, we include photographs and location, with plans and details of burial(s), in return for a fee payable to the Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery. We consult a variety of archival records to investigate your request and compile our findings into a comprehensive report, which will be sent to you via the option you have chosen.
For a location check, we provide enquirers who already have a plot number with a highlighted map of the cemetery, showing the location of the grave.
How do I apply?
First of all, make sure you have carefully read the terms and conditions at the bottom of this page. Then, there are three different ways you can send us a grave finder application.
- Complete an online form.
- Download and print a PDF version of the form to complete by hand and send to us by post to
Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery, 36 Furnival Road, Balby, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 0PJ
How do I pay?
We cannot guarantee that the search will be successful, but as the fee covers our time to undertake research, the fee is non-returnable.
If you choose to pay by cheque, make the cheque payable to ‘Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery‘. Post your cheque to the address below with either your completed form, or if you have sent in a digital form, include a covering letter including your details and those of the deceased person you are enquiring about so we can match the form up to the cheque.
Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery,
36, Furnival Road,
To make your payment via PayPal, please click the below button. You do not need a PayPal account to pay in this way.
Please select ‘Grave Finder Enquiry’ from the dropdown menu.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
What the Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery will provide for a full grave finder report (where available) – to view an example report click here
A Grave Finder Report comprising the following:
> The Section Reference and Plot Number of the grave in question.
> A transcript of the relevant entry in the Grave Register.
> A plan of Hyde Park Cemetery and a plan of the cemetery, with the grave in question highlighted.
> A minimum of two photographs of the grave or, if unmarked, its approximate location.
> Transcripts of the relevant entries in the Burial Register(s) for all persons buried in the grave in question, if it is not a Private grave (see Note 1, below).
> If the grave has an inscribed headstone or kerbs or similar, a minimum of one photograph of the inscription, if it is visible.
For the Location/Map check
> This option is for enquirers who already have a plot number, but need assistance pinpointing the location of the grave. a map of the site plus highlighted location of the grave will be given.
Note 1: If the grave in question is a Public grave, then the only Burial Register transcript that will be provided will be the one relating to the person who is the subject of the Grave Finder application. Other people buried in the same Public grave are almost certain not to be related to that person.
Other Terms and Conditions
> The Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery cannot guarantee that the search will be successful, but the fee is non-returnable.
> The fee for the Grave Finder Report is payable in advance.
> The fee can be paid by cheque made payable to ‘Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery’ or online by using the PayPal ‘Donate’ button on the Home page.
Timescale – The Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery endeavour to provide the results from all enquiries within one calendar month of receipt of the application.