The Cremation Society of England was founded in 1874, but the first cremation at Birmingham was not until the early 1900s. The indexes to cremations are still kept by the local cemeteries or crematoria. You will need to contact them directly to request a search.

A useful database of Birmingham council-run cemetery records covering the period from mid-19th century to the 20th century is available online. You can search under the name of your ancestor to see if they are included on the list. The index can help you identify which cemetery your ancestor was buried in. There is a fee payable for accessing additional information.

Contact details for cemeteries and crematoria in Birmingham can be found in our cemeteries directory.

Page last updated: 6 February 2024

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