The Sheffield General Cemetery Trust
is a registered charity dedicated to promoting and restoring
the Cemetery and to protecting it as a unique heritage site and haven for wildlife.
The Cemetery is
in Sharrow in the city of Sheffield, UK and is open all day and everyday.
Within this website
you will find information about the history
of the Cemetery, the people buried
there and our work.
There is a timeline
exploring key events linked to the Cemetery and databases
of burial and plot owner records.
Burial Research - If you'd like to purchase a copy of our database of 87,000 Anglican and Nonconformist burials you can obtain
these through GENfair as either a data download
or a physical CD.
Over the past 20 years our volunteers have poured over day books and burial ledgers to painstakingly construct an electronic resource we regularly use for such activities as
helping people with their family history research. Each sale through GENfair
contributes to the continued work of our volunteer researchers as well as the volunteers who maintain and enhance the 15 acre Cemetery site where all the burial are located.
We are grateful to the Sheffield & District Family History Society
for selling database CDs
over the years, and for recently making this work available on-line for immediate purchase.
We host many free events throughout the year with the next two being :
Monday 17th March - 7.30pm
Invitation to a Public Meeting - The Sheffield General Cemetery Trust is going through some changes and the Trustees
wish to share their vision of the future. They also wish to talk about the Nonconformist Chapel restoration project that is underway.
The venue for this meeting is the Lansdowne Chapel, Cemetery Road, Sheffield S11 8FP.
Free light refreshments will be served.
|Rock Around the Cemetery|
Saturday 22nd March - 10.30am
Discover the various geological features of the Cemetery with Peter Kennett. Free light refreshments served!
PLUS! Come and see stonemason Steve Roche carving at the Stone Spiral from 10am to 4pm throughout the day.
Steve will be a regular presence throughout this and next year as he works on stones around the Cemetery to show their
age, provenance and type. This project has been kindly funded by the Geologist's Association's Curry Fund.
NOTE : meet at the Gatehouse at the end of Cemetery Avenue, S11
Burial Research and Family History - Our volunteer burial research team meet each Thursday to investigate enquiries
from members of the public who are researching their family history. To find out more about this service please go to the search page.
If you are simply looking for a particular subject area just use our search facility.
Membership - The Trust draws a lot of support through its membership. If you wish to join us then please visit the
"Membership" page for more information.
If you join you will receive three fact and picture filled newsletters per year and the right to attend regular member meetings.
Books and Newsletters - Throughout the past 10 years the Trust has published various books which are available for sale.
We also produce a newsletter called "Undertakings" which is available free to members of the Trust -
previous editions are available to download and read for free.
Making a donation - The Trust could not carry out its work without the support of volunteers and income generated from donations and fund raising.
If you wish to help us you can make a donation by cheque or debit or credit card.
You can help us further by filling out a gift aid form when you have sent a donation - the Government will give us 25p for each £1 donated.