Undertake genealogy research | Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Undertake genealogy research

Thinking of joining us?  


Discovering the life stories behind the 1,200 memorials is part of transforming the Cemetery from a dead space to a living place, and sharing these stories brings our town’s history to life.

This role would suit you if you:

  • Are interested in genealogy or the history of Hertfordshire
  • Are familiar with resources such as Find My Past and Ancestry.com
  • Have access to at least one of these online sites, via your own computer or library membership
  • Would like to learn how to conduct research
  • Prefer to work from home
  • Are looking to fit your volunteering around other commitments – how much time you give depends on how many burials you decide to take on – the detective work is quite compulsive!

The project would:

  • Identify a memorial or plot for you to research and tell you what we already know, if there is anything
  • Guide you through the process 1:1 or arrange for group training at the library
  • Assist if you get stuck
  • Publish your research on our website.



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For more information please contact

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 Kate Campbell

Community Engagement Officer
      07866 024254