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Leeds Burial Project
Issue 1 June 2004
June 26 2004)
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We are in the process of preparing
the Leeds and District Burial CD. Details as follows:
There is a wealth of information in relation to burials in the Leeds
area, the majority of which is held in the public domain, but a
vast amount of information is also maintained in private collections.
The information is contained in a variety of formats, covers various
records including Burial Records, Grave Books and Monumental Inscriptions.
The amount of hours involved in recording all these records is beyond
comprehension. Many Societies/Groups record and publish records.
They also provide transcripts to the National Burial Index, but
these records are limited to purely an index.
People-researching ancestors in Leeds
have great difficulty in locating records due to the shear size
of the city, the large number of possible locations of records and
also the many possible places of burial. Other problems include
Churches no longer existing or Churches bearing the same name, movement
of people within the city and the loss of records either by degradation
The Leeds Indexers are currently holding
over quarter of a million burial records, which will become the
starting point for this project.
Aim of the Project
In an effort to assist researchers we propose to create a central
source for burial records for the Leeds and surrounding area. We
propose to produce a master burial index on CD Rom in the popular
Adobe "PDF" format (making it compatible with PC's and
Macintosh Computers). All other records can appear in a similar
format including Grave Books, Burial Records, Monumental Inscriptions
and Plans. There will be continual additions and amendments to the
information so a new CD Rom will be produced on an annual or biannual
basis. It is intended to involve local Institutions, societies and
individuals in this project, to offset costs and to provide the
necessary input to progress this enormous undertaking.
Only Institutions, Societies/Groups supplying information for the
project, (and therefore 'registered' with Leeds Indexers), will
be eligible to sell the Leeds Burials CD. The cost of producing
the CD is estimated to be £2.50 and this is the price that
will be charged to the Society/Group. The R.R.P. of the CD will
be £10 this will allow the Society/Group to make a small profit
(75%) on the sale of each CD. It is anticipated to update the CD
on an annual or biannual basis and make it available to existing
purchasers at a reduced rate of £5.
Who can take part?
Any Individual, Institution, Group/Society can take part in the
project. Only those supplying information can sell the CD's. All
contributors to this project will appear in the credits on the publication.
I'm sure everyone will agree that this
is going to be a very worthwhile project and an invaluable research
Stephen T. Miller