Grave Finder Service
Terms and conditions updated 4th August 2019
NOTE: (October 2019) Doncaster Archives is currently closed due to structural issues and we don’t have access to the Grave and Burial registers. This will substantially delay any grave finder research we are able to carry out, until further notice.
In the 1st instance, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org providing all the information you can and we will, at the very least, check our basic records on your behalf.
If this is successful and you wish to make a donation to help our cause then please use the ‘Donate’ link at the foot of each page on this website.
It is likely that the registers won’t become available until next year, and if you want to know more then please visit Doncaster Archives webpage at – https://www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/libraries/archives-local-studies-and-family-history
Please accept our apologies, but the current situation is beyond our control.
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.?
Then you need the Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery’s ‘Grave Finder Service‘. Here’s how it works…
Purpose of the grave finder service
Our purpose is to provide a detailed information Grave Finder report, including photographs and location, with plans and details of burial(s), in return for a fee payable to the Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery (a not-for-profit voluntary association). A member of our team (all volunteers) visit the Doncaster Archives, and the cemetery, to carry out the necessary research to find your ancestor. We will then compile a comprehensive report, which will be sent to you via the option you have chosen.
What options are there, and how much does it cost?
We provide a comprehensive report with photographs (see terms & conditions below).
There are different levels of service that you will be asked to select, all priced well below the market rate:
- Grave Finder report sent to you by email – £15
- Grave Finder report in hard copy sent to you by Royal Mail – £17.50
- IN ADDITION to the above – we can arrange a Grave Finder site visit with a member of FoHPC at a suitable time to you – £30
All monies donated through this service are used to assist our work to improve and preserve the cemetery.
How to apply for a grave finder report
- Apply online using our NEW ONLINE Grave Finder service – click here
- Download a Grave Finder application form as a Microsoft WORD Document to complete on your computer and email or post to us – click here
- Print a PDF version of the Grave Finder application form to complete by hand and post to us – click here
There is nothing to stop you using the online report to send the application to us automatically (don’t use the PayPal option) and then send a cheque to us for the level of service you require, via the address shown on the form. Our research will start once we have received the fee.
NOTE: You don’t need a PayPal account to pay using this option.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
What the Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery will provide (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.
If you elect to do so and pay the relevant additional fee, the Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery will arrange for one of its members to meet the Requestor (or their representative) on site, at a mutually agreeable date and time, to point out the location of the grave in question.
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 additional fee for a site meeting, if required by the Requestor, is payable in advance of the site meeting.
> The fee can be paid by cheque made payable to ‘Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery’ or online following submission of the online application form via PayPal, or by using the PayPal ‘Donate’ button on the Home page of this website.
Timescale – The Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery endeavour to provide the results from all enquiries within one calendar month of receipt of the application.