Grave Finder Service
Terms and conditions updated 16 March 2015
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 detailed information, including photographs and location plans, regarding grave location and details of burial(s), in return for a fee payable to the Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery (a not-for-profit voluntary association).
Information to be supplied by you, the Requestor
The information that you need to provide to the Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery is set out in the Grave Finder application form. (With this MS Word version you can type straight into the form before printing it, to then post it to us with your fee (unless paying via PayPal). If you are unable to open this MS Word version, here is a link to a pdf version of the form, which you will need to print out and then fill in by hand).
What the Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery will provide (where available)
A Grave Finder Report comprising the following:
> The Section Reference (e.g. A, L, Gx, Sx, etc.) and Plot Number of the grave in question.
> A transcript of the relevant entry in the Grave Register.
> A plan of Hyde Park Cemetery showing Sections A to Yx, inclusive.
> A plan of the relevant Section 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 that grave is 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.
You will find an example Grave Finder Report at this link
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 using the PayPal ‘Donate’ button on the Home page of this website.
> If the Grave Finder Report can be sent to the Requestor by email, the fee is £15
> If the Requestor would like the Grave Finder Report to be sent in hard copy, by Royal Mail, the fee is £17.50.
> The additional fee, for the Requestor or their representative to be met on site by a member of the Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery, to be shown the grave location, is £30.
All proceeds go towards meeting FoHPC’s objectives of improving and promoting Hyde Park Cemetery.
The Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery endeavour to provide the results from all enquiries within one calendar month of receipt of the application.
Where to send your application and fee (if paying by cheque)
The Grave Finder application form includes these details.