Thanks to Claire Santry for flagging up that the new free burials database from Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is finally now live (in test phase) at https://antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/residents/cemeteries/. I tweeted just over a month ago that I was looking forward to this being released, following an article in the Newtownabbey Times published on February 5th (See https://www.newtownabbeytoday.co.uk/news/politics/council/online-burial-search-initiative-antrim-and-newtownabbey-council-3125265).
The cemeteries included are in the following areas:
- Carnmoney (Main and East)
- Rashee Cemetery
Burial grounds not included:
Let's just say I may not get a lot of work done today! (I have lots of folk in Carnmoney!)
(With thanks to Claire Santry at https://www.irishgenealogynews.com/2021/04/new-free-burials-database-for-antrim.html)
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