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 located 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.


More editions of our newsletter "Undertakings" are available to download and read for free - click here!


We host many free events throughout the year with the next two being :

Historical Tour

Sunday 7th September
- 2pm
An introduction to the history and residents of the Cemetery. Free light refreshments served!

NOTE : meet at the Gatehouse at the end of Cemetery Avenue, S11
Heritage Open Day

Sunday 14th September
- 12 to 4pm
Part of the national Heritage Open Days weekend. This year we will be hosting -
  • Several visits inside the Nonconformist Chapel
  • Two history walks
  • Stone mason Steve Roche demonstrating his craft
  • A "Poison Pie" walk featuring residents who died from poisoning!
  • Craft activities for children and families
Free light refreshments served!

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.