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Gravatar Very well done Peter and all concerned

Posted 23 Oct 2004 at 5:26pm by M & W Brady

Gravatar well done to everyone x

Posted 16 Apr 2005 at 8:38pm by Melanie Foster

Gravatar its a great feeling to see yourself on the internet. I am one of the pupils unveiling the memorial and i thought it was a experiance among all. I’m the one in the Black and red coat ( the odd one out to the pupils of The Hill School). That poem at the bottom is mine. Yippee. A special thanks to Pete Shields for making that day possible for me.

Posted 15 May 2005 at 10:39pm by Richard Hardman

Gravatar Burial Records of Thurnscoe, Bolton upon Dearne, Gt Houghton, Darfield and Grimethorpe are now available,email me for info

Posted 30 Jun 2005 at 12:28am by Peter Shields

Gravatar Thank you so very much

Posted 13 Oct 2005 at 12:01am by B Priestly

Gravatar i would like to thank you for this site i have now found out were my grandma and my 2 grandads are burried thank you very much

Posted 18 Nov 2005 at 4:32pm by Kerry Longden

Gravatar An amazingly fast, friendly and accurate response. Many thanks. I can now track the elusive Toolans and Laytons one step further.

Posted 20 Nov 2005 at 1:54pm by Vivienne Fisher

Gravatar Many thanks to Peter Shields for helping me track down where our family burial sites are at Bolton-Upon-Dearne Cemetery.Its nice to get the information we required for free without having to pay vast amounts of money for search fees... Thanks once again.

Posted 30 Nov 2005 at 11:00am by Ian Patrick

Gravatar I used to play in this cemetery when I was but a wee lad visiting my grandma. A beautiful cemetery, to be sure.

Posted 24 Dec 2005 at 10:10am by Dan Murphy

Gravatar Many thanks to Peter Shields who has helped me to find my families graves. BarbaraLawrence nee Flavell

Posted 13 Apr 2006 at 7:25pm by Barbara Lawrence

Gravatar The following Cemetery database are now available, Thurnscoe, Bolton upon Dearne, Gt Houghton, Darfield, Grimethorpe,Monk Bretton, Cudworth, Brierley (incomplete), first 12 years of Barnsley

Posted 28 Jul 2006 at 12:19am by Peter Shields

Gravatar iam looking for a man who was based at RAf hemswell 1964-5 and lived with his grandmother any help please mail me (richard at railmarine dot co dot uk)

Posted 23 Aug 2006 at 7:12pm by Richard

Gravatar I found your website while trawling the web. I am from Goldthorpe originally. I was born in 1944. I am interested to know if the male choir pictured on the website is The Thurnscoe Male Voice Choir as my brother-in-law, Ernest Frederick Smith was a member many years ago.
Website: http://members.lycos.co.uk/coriantumr/

Posted 4 Dec 2006 at 11:39am by Mike Fisher

Gravatar wot a lovely well layed out website.well done pete shields.

Posted 11 Mar 2007 at 2:35pm by Julie

Gravatar Looking rounds all “The Friends” websites for inspiration. Found a lot to admire here.
Website: www.friendsofhighlandroadcemetery.org.uk

Posted 4 May 2008 at 4:40pm by Friends of Highland Road Cemetery

Gravatar well done pete for getting the site up and running, looks alot better than before

Posted 8 Aug 2009 at 7:29pm by craig heaton

Gravatar Wow just came across this site while googling on the net. This is great so far I have found my grandparents for sure. I am going to buy some credits so I can see the information..

Thank you for doing this website. Must say I was born in Barnsley, but live in Canada now.

Posted 18 Aug 2009 at 8:09pm by Anne McSheffrey

Gravatar Thk u so much i have been searching for any info and finally throu your site i have now found information about my grandad whom i never knew exsisted until recently if anyone knows him thomas richard parker from thurnscoe tommy parker he was known by loved going to the dogs,or of any family he had i would be grateful to know ,thks so much xxxxxxx

Posted 12 Sep 2009 at 11:25pm by Donna

Gravatar Well done Peter. Glad to see you have got the site up at last. I know you have worked really hard at entering the records. The site is a great creit to you. Take care. James

Posted 29 Oct 2009 at 3:14pm by James Corbett

Gravatar When our ancestors came to Australia they left a very large family in and around the Barnsley area. Thanks to your site Peter I have found the resting place of 136 of them and still counting....a great result for my research....with thanks from John

Posted 23 Nov 2009 at 1:47am by John Usher

Gravatar Thank you so much, Peter, for your help in tracking down my ancestors. I really appreciate that you've gone above and beyond what I ever expected. I have been able to get a glimpse into their lives from my computer here in America. This site is a wonderful resource!
Many thanks and take care,

Posted 30 Dec 2009 at 12:36am by Andrea Flanagan

Gravatar Thank you so much for all the hard work you have put in.

I only found this site today and have found burials for both sets of my great grandparents after searching for 5 years.

I am now looking foward to coming up from Essex in a few weeks time to visit their graves.

Your work and effort is greatly appreciated.

Posted 12 Jan 2010 at 9:59pm by michelle

Gravatar I would like to say a very big Thank You to Peter for this excellent website and all the help he has given me. I have found lots of burials for my relatives in the Barnsley area.

You have done a great job with this website.

Thanks you again

Posted 18 Feb 2010 at 11:19pm by anne mcsheffrey

Gravatar Dear Peter

Just a short note to say thank you for all your help so far, particularly the added touch of the photograph of the Camplejohn Bros Bus!

I am most grateful and I will certainly come back to you should I need anything else

Kindest Regards

Posted 27 Feb 2010 at 1:53pm by Andrea Godrich

Gravatar great site pete many thanks

Posted 2 Mar 2010 at 11:24am by peter townend

Gravatar An excellent site. Many thanks. Researching Wood family from Carlton/Curworth and very interesting to find family shared a grave with Ripley family. Perhaps someone will have the time to tackle other regions!!

Posted 5 Mar 2010 at 9:48am by Carol Rees

Gravatar Excellent site and well worth the money for tokens! I have found dozens of ancestor's burials, so very happy.

One thing to improve search results would be a date button, so we can narrow down search results to a certain time period, as with common names, I have returned between 6 - 15 page results.

Other than that, great site and glad I found it! (via Google)

Posted 9 Mar 2010 at 2:41pm by Melody

Gravatar Hi MELODY,

I have contacted Ian who is building the website and he says it can be done, and I am sure he will do it, thanks for the idea.


Posted 10 Mar 2010 at 10:14pm by Peter

Gravatar Hi Melody and all - there is now a date range option that lets you filter down to the decade.

Posted 11 Mar 2010 at 2:02pm by Ian

Gravatar I have only found this site and know that a lot of hard work has gone into preparing all the details.My question before I start to search is there any way to be able to tell who is husband /wife and /or children, I have names where there are pages by said name.

Thank you and great job.

Posted 20 Mar 2010 at 2:05am by Margaret

Gravatar Hi Margaret,

All the information is taken from the Burial Registers and there are no indications of who was the Husband, Wife or Child,the reason we give 50 pages of search material is so you can have a good look through, but who is who's relation is not available.


Posted 21 Mar 2010 at 2:37pm by Peter

Gravatar Hi Peter

Congratulations on a great site which has solved a lot of problems for me re family history. Thanks for your hard work.

Posted 30 Apr 2010 at 3:41pm by Barbara

Gravatar This is an amazing source for family tree researchers. I have found many relatives and am indebted to you. A big ask - would it be possible to store our searches for later use and evaluation ? Sometimes we don't realise the value of a record until later.

Posted 9 Jun 2010 at 11:38pm by Judy

Gravatar Hi Judy,

Thank you for your comments, I have sent an email to Ian who is building the site and he will let you know if anything can be done.


Posted 10 Jun 2010 at 10:31pm by Peter

Gravatar @Judy unfortunately we will not be adding the ability to save results just yet. In the meantime you may find your browser's File -> Save Page As menu option helpful.

Posted 1 Jul 2010 at 2:19pm by Ian

Gravatar i have finally found where my grandparents are buried.my surname is whitworth,my dads name is derek.im trying to track the rest of my family who live in hoyland.if anybody can help me wld be brilliant.thank you

Posted 10 Jul 2010 at 10:55am by debbie whitworth

Gravatar Hi Debbie, Info on its way Peter

Posted 10 Jul 2010 at 11:19am by Peter

Gravatar hi peter.you said you had some info coming but i have not yet recieved.would it be possible to resend.many thanks.debbie

Posted 20 Jul 2010 at 9:26pm by debbie

Gravatar Hi Debbie,

I keep getting a message failure when I use your email address, please email me, petershields184@hotmail.com and I will send you the information by return email.

Take Care


Posted 20 Jul 2010 at 11:05pm by Peter

Gravatar wld it be possible to send info on this site as i dont know why you are having problems.i will have to ask my daughter to check and see what the problem is with my e mail.i hope that this wld be okay with you.many thanks.debbie

Posted 21 Jul 2010 at 1:07am by debbie

Gravatar You site is very informative, realistically priced. It provided me with several plot numbers for possible relatives, and I had a successful trip around the town visiting Darfield, Ardsley and Barnsley Cemeteries. My next trip will take in Hoyland , roston and Monk Bretton.

Posted 13 Aug 2010 at 9:50am by Jack Bright

Gravatar Thank you Peter for helping me find my brother's grave, without this website and your help I would never have been able to achieve. Your work is very much appreciated.

Posted 4 Sep 2010 at 5:59pm by Karen

Gravatar I think that what you have done as volunteers in so short a time is absolutely stunning. It is a project that every community needs but until yours, none have had, or to my knowledge have. As a Yorkshireman living in Essex, and marrying a 'London' girl, it came as a surprise to discover that we both had family links throughout the Dearne valley from Denby Dale to Mexborough, and may even have a common family background in Ardsley, although no link was established before I lost my wife to cancer in 2001 when family history research was brought to an abrupt stop. Having recently retired and having outstanding commitments to renovate my family's graves, I've taken up the baton again and been directed to cemeteries.org by the bereavement services. I wasn't sure what to expect, but am amazed, (I could phrase that more dramatically), at what you have done. I'm making a donation by means of acquiring credits. I wish I lived closer and could offer more practical help.

Posted 18 Sep 2010 at 9:31pm by John

Gravatar hi.my name is deborah whitworth.both my grandparents are buried at elsecar.you said you had some information for me hopefully you should get through from my email.many thanks.debbie

Posted 6 Oct 2010 at 5:15pm by debbie whitworth

Gravatar A big thank you to Peter for helping to find my brothers grave. He died of Spina Bifida in 1968 and was buried in an unmarked grave. Thanks to the selfless dedication and timely response from Peter Shields, my parents and myself have been able to finally put to rest my brother Mark. It is very touching to see such humanity, what we thought was lost forever was found by a kind and thoughful man. Many thanks, Carl.

Posted 5 Feb 2011 at 9:58am by Carl Bedford

Gravatar A huge thank you to Peter for helping me with my burials in Wombwell cemetery and supplying me with photos of the family grave markers. I'd also like to add that the idea of the cemetery project along with this website is absolutely terrific. I'm making a donation towards the cemetery project.

Posted 12 May 2011 at 11:55pm by K. Thacyk

Gravatar This is a terrific site. It's such an invaluable asset to have indexes for all the Barnsley area cemeteries & crematoria in one place. It has saved me hours if not days of searching all the individual records & Peter has been extremely helpful in looking for burials not on the site yet. Thank you so much.

Posted 22 Sep 2011 at 10:10am by Michael Chance

Gravatar Over from America for 2 short weeks and was able to find several ancestors thanks to this site. What a wonderful resource. Thank-you so much.

Posted 26 Sep 2011 at 2:45am by Elizabeth

Gravatar Peter

Are there any burial records for Bolton upon Dearne cemetery before 1830?

Posted 8 Oct 2011 at 11:52pm by Shaun Day

Gravatar Hi Shaun,

Before Bolton-on-Dearne Council Cemetery opened burials were at St Andrew The Apostle Churchyard, I have the burial details from 1674-1904 when burials ceased, email me if you want me to look anyone up for you as the data is in Two Books, petershields184@hotmail.com

Take Care


Posted 9 Oct 2011 at 11:22pm by Peter for Shaun

Gravatar Peter
Thank you for a most helpful and informative web site
I will be making a trip to Bolton upon dearne this coming sunday 16/10/11 in the hope of finding the graves of my Grandad Frederick Nelson Bodkin and Uncle Herbert
is it possible for you to tell me if there is a grave marker or head stone in existance for these previously 2 lost family members I know the plot reffs J 486 & K 580 respectivly from my search but dont know if any mamorial info is available

maybe this is something that could be added to the serch results on your already wonderful site as I'm sure that there are many unmarked graves in most cemateries across the country

can I also say what fantastic value for Money your service provides in what is rapidly becoming a very expensive quest to find my family history
Thanks again Andrew Bodkin of Leeds

Posted 11 Oct 2011 at 11:43am by Andrew Bodkin

Gravatar Hi Andrew,

I will nip to Bolton Cemetery and take a photo of tyhe Graves for you and will email them to you when I get back home.

Glad to be of help


Posted 11 Oct 2011 at 9:15pm by Peter for Andrew

Gravatar Hi Peter,
What a great website you have and so helpful. Can you tell me where Barnsley, Ardsley, Monk Bretton folk were buried before the earliest years on your site?

Posted 15 Oct 2011 at 5:40am by Elizabeth Anderssen

Gravatar Hi Elizabeth,

Most were buried in Local Churchyards, I have Hoyland St Peters Churchyard, Burials, All Saints Darfield,St Helens, Thurnscoe and St Andrews, Bolton-on-Dearne. Sorry but thses are the only ones I have managed to get hold of.


Posted 15 Oct 2011 at 10:14pm by Peter for Elizabeth

Gravatar To all concerned with this website, THANK YOU, it has proved to be very helpful and filled in quite q few gaps. The cost was very reasonable, even over here in Australia.

Posted 21 Oct 2011 at 11:34am by Val

Gravatar Hi Peter
Do you know details of a William Ardron buried at Barnsley Cemetery.I think he lived at 128 Bruce Avenue Worsbrough Common.
Thankyou Val

Posted 9 Nov 2011 at 12:17am by va;

Gravatar Hi Peter,On visiting Barnsley Cemetery yesterday,I noticed opposite my parents grave,the gravestone of Frank Markham Horbury and his daughter Claire Marie Horbury.I wonder if you have any details of the area they lived in as I am sure our family knew them and it was a shock to see the grave.

Posted 13 Dec 2011 at 8:31pm by val

Gravatar Hi Val,
Frank Lived at 26 Wheat Croft, Barnsley
Claire Lived at 13 Broom Close, Kendray


Posted 15 Dec 2011 at 12:00am by Peter for Val

Gravatar Thankyou Peter.

Posted 21 Dec 2011 at 9:41pm by val

Gravatar hi,Peter.
i am searching on behalf of a friend for his late uncle Winston Kirk who died at the age of 22.He is buried in jump cemetary.i am made to believe you served in the same regiment and would be grateful of any funeral photos/copies etc.His plot number is 1292u.My friend would like to maintain his uncles grave.He lived at 80 allotts crescent at the time.
thanks for your time.

Posted 5 Jan 2012 at 9:14pm by alan fletcher

Gravatar Hi Alan,

I have some photos of Winstons Funeral and some other photos of him in Malaya also of his grave, Before Chrictmas 2 10 year old boy srayed several headstones with black paint, thi included Winstones, but I phoned the Crematorium Office about it and It had already been been cleaned by the Neighbourhood Pride Graffiti Team.
I will get your email and send the photos off to you.

Kind Regards


Posted 6 Jan 2012 at 3:49pm by Peter for Alan ref Winston Kirk

Gravatar Hi Alan,

Can you contact me on my email address petershields184@hotmail.com then I can send you a reply.


Posted 6 Jan 2012 at 3:54pm by Peter for Alan

Gravatar I am fairly new to Genealogy and am grateful for all the help from other searches. My fathers family are proving difficult to sort out but I think I found help from your site yesterday .What I should like to Know is now I have grave references how do I work out where the numbers start .I can print off the map which gives me areas but not sure about the rest.
Elaine H

Posted 10 Jan 2012 at 3:41pm by Elaine

Gravatar Hi Elaine,

Contact me with the Grave Reference and Cemetery on my email address and I will send you the Grave Plot Map, which shows the grave plan and numbers.
When you have this, you go to the Cemetery and find a headstone with a number and work from there, or count the rows down and in which will bring you to the grave. petershields184@hotmail.com

Take Care


Posted 10 Jan 2012 at 9:12pm by Peter for Elaine

Gravatar I'd like to thank Peter for all his help and advice in locating the graves of my Gt Gt Grandfather Josephus Hackett, my Gt Grandmother Mary Jane Hackett (nee Wright)and my Gt Aunt Agnes Annie Hackett. His knowledge has proved invaluable and directing me to the crematorium office at Ardsley paid extra dividends. The photo's I took on my visit to Thurnscoe will be shared with my extended family and with other members of Ancestry.co.uk.

Thanks again Peter.

Regards Andrew

Posted 28 Mar 2012 at 9:10pm by Andrew Butler

Gravatar As I add more people to my tree,I keep coming back to your site. I am so pleased that you have the burial information made so readily available at such a reasonable cost. Thank you.

Posted 16 May 2012 at 6:46pm by Judy

Gravatar i would like to thank all who had any part of this,I was born in Goldthorpe area Jan 1945 my mum died May 1947 ,at 6yrs old I was fostered.I never knew where mum was buried untill a few short years ago,on my visit back to the U.K from Canada I made a point of visiting the cemetery at Bolton on Dearne.I was so pleased to see how well kept the grounds are .After finding this site tonight it is good to know that a donation to help keep up the good work can be done .I will certainly be joining

Posted 19 Aug 2012 at 2:25am by Dorothy Marlene Lodge (nee Thompson)

Gravatar I would like to thank Peter Shields and this website for all the information and help I have had from them in finding five of my ancestors in Wombwell cemetery. The information has been invaluable and the cost of obtaining this information is extremely small given the importance of finding these plots. With many thanks, Sue

Posted 13 Sep 2012 at 5:52pm by Sue Platt

Gravatar Hi Peter,

This is Nick from Dearne FM.

Thanks once again for taking the time to talk to us yesterday, it really was fascinating to learn about the work you're doing.

Just to let you know that clips of the interview we did will be on Dearne FM throughout the day on Saturday in the news bulletins on the hour.

I hope you get some more breakthroughs soon


Posted 25 Oct 2012 at 12:42pm by Nick

Gravatar To the person who is putting the messages on about contacting the dead, please refrain from doing so, I will delete every message you put on.

Thank you

Posted 29 Apr 2013 at 9:32pm by Peter for the person posting the weird comments

Gravatar You are at it again, this site is for people who are finding love ones, not to advertise some Spiritualist or some other nutter trying to con people.

Posted 9 Jun 2013 at 9:59pm by Peter for the person misusing this site

Gravatar Hi, I've just used your site for the first time and in a matter of seconds found my granddads baby sister who died aged 13 months when he was 3. His mother died 2 months after having his sister & 2 days after my granddads 2nd birthday. I have being trying to find where she is buried with no success. I have spent 2 years trying to find her as my granddad is now 83 and in poor health. Her name was Doris Bradbury, she was 23 & she died in St Georges nursing home on 14/02/1930 and I cant find out where this is. At the time of her death my great granddad lived in Cudworth. Please help!

Posted 27 Jun 2013 at 2:35pm by Sarah

Gravatar Hi Sarah,

She died in Doncaster, I have a friend looking for her for you, when I get the info, I will contact the Doncaster Crematorium and find her place of burial for you, email me its on the contacts page and I will get the info to you.


Posted 28 Jun 2013 at 11:03pm by Peter for Sarah

Gravatar Hi Sarah,

I have been in contact with Doncaster archives, will you contact them at doncaster.archives@doncaster.gov.uk or phone 01302 859811 and give them as much information as you can and they will do a search for you as they have many records for Cemeteries and Church Yards. email me at petershields184@hotmail.com I had an email from a friend with Doris's info of her death Page No and Section etc.


Posted 10 Jul 2013 at 9:58pm by Peter for Sarah "Doris Bradbury"

Gravatar Hi Sarah,

Here is the info from the Death Register.

Name Doris Bradbury
DOB Abt 1907
Date of Registration 1930
Age 23
registration District - Doncaster
County - West Riding
Volume 9c
Page 898


Posted 11 Jul 2013 at 12:15pm by Peter for Sarah

Gravatar pharmb483, please stop putting links on this page, if you want to add a link then go to Contacts and pay for a proper link, Thank You


Posted 25 May 2014 at 8:07pm by Peter

Gravatar John KAY & his wife Diana (Dinah) nee WALKER lived at Elsecar when their son Ezra was bapt. 14 Dec 1817 at Wentworth. Here is what I know:

The Marriage Registers for Wath upon Dearne, 1810-1819

30 12 1816 John KAY Wath Upon Dearne Dinah WALKER

The Baptism Registers for Wentworth, 1815-1819

14 12 1817 Ezra KAYE John Diana Elsecar Son Miner

The Burial Registers for Wentworth, 1830-1839

18 01 1834 Dinah KAY 46 Elsecar

I am attempting to find the birth and parentage of John KAY (who could have been born c1786, according to the 1851 census, in Eccesfield, if indeed that is the correct John KAY of my search).

Sure would welcome any help re the above.

Glenys Savage
Adelaide, South Australia

Posted 29 Jun 2014 at 1:50am by Glenys Savage

Gravatar Hi Glenys,

I only deal with Burials in the Barnsley Borough, look on Google for Rotherham Crematorium, get their email address and ask to search their burial records, it should give the parents on the death certificate or Register entry.

Good Luck


Posted 29 Jun 2014 at 9:51pm by Peter for Glenys

Gravatar This Page is for comments relating to family burials, not spiritualism or any kind of material, please do not abuse this section.

Thank You


Posted 2 Aug 2014 at 8:58pm by Peter for All

Gravatar As before, this is for Burial Information, NOT for any other comments, Thank You

Posted 23 Nov 2015 at 5:59pm by Peter for LOGAN

Gravatar I've used your site a number of times with great success.
I also find your charges extremely customer friendly...thankyou.
But I would really appreciate the possibility to pay by paypal for these small amounts..other users too I'm sure.
I know it can incur you (Dearne memorial Group)charges but i would be happy to pay 4 pounds instead of 3.50 if I could choose this option. Please consider !
Otherwise congratulations and well done on all the work put into this site. Thanykou

Posted 10 Jan 2016 at 6:40pm by Petr

Gravatar Hi Peter,

You can pay any amount over the £3.50 there is a donations page as well, Don't forget I have Stillborn Records for Ardsley, Barnsley and Monk Bretton Cemeteries, there is no charge for a search.
Thank you for your kind comments


Posted 18 Jan 2016 at 7:26pm by Peter fpr Peter

Gravatar Thank you for your website. It has made it very easy for me to find the information I needed and at a very reasonable price.

Posted 14 Feb 2016 at 6:52pm by Lydia

Gravatar Hi Peter
Trying to find the spot on the website to change my email address.

Posted 10 Oct 2016 at 9:34pm by Marlene Zacharias

Gravatar Although the information on your website is available for a relatively low price I don't see the reason why the tokens expire after such a short period of just a week.
Also, as other guestbook comments show, paying by Paypal would be a great advantage even at a higher price.

Posted 25 Sep 2017 at 8:49am by sam

Gravatar A year later , I check back and see the tokens are now valid for a six month period ! (see post above) Well done on that!
But still no possibility to pay with paypal? That's a shame. It's is possible to offer paypal at a higher cost IN ADDITION to a lower payment directly with credit card.
You could/should make this option available, I am sure it would boost the amount of users.
Let the punters choose!

Posted 4 Oct 2018 at 12:10pm by sam

Gravatar What a great help your site has been in my research of my family tree for names/dates and addresses.
I have nearly used my tokens but will be buying more, and the price is very good.
Thanks for a great site.

Posted 25 Oct 2018 at 8:37am by Malc

Gravatar Thank you so much for your help today Peter about the baby graves you went above and beyond for me cant thank you enough. The tokens are a great way of tracking down and the price is amazing and very easy to buy. I must say thank you again as you must put a lot of your free time into this site with all the information that is available on it will defiantly use again. cheers xxx

Posted 17 Apr 2019 at 5:32pm by sharon


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