TownsWeb Archiving Blog

Most-read Bereavement digitisation blog posts of 2016

Ryan Kyle - TownsWeb Archiviing

As we begin a fresh year, I thought it would be the ideal time to share five bereavement records digitisation blog posts that were most popular among your peers and colleagues during 2016. Whether it’s hearing how Winchcombe Cemetery saved their deteriorating historical plot maps and burial registers, or how Falmouth published their records […]

Digitising Winchcombe Council Cemeteries’ plot maps & burial records

Gemma Cattell - TownsWeb Archiving

Like many local town councils, Winchcombe Town Council Cemetery (WTCC) holds a number of historical burial plot maps and Burial registers. But due to prolonged, frequent use the condition of the plot maps and burial registers was rapidly deteriorating. What’s more searching through the registers to find particular records, for […]

DuraMap: a smart solution for preserving Liverpool City Council’s cemetery maps

Reproducing digitised grave maps for Liverpool City Cemeteries

The story of how DuraMap helped Liverpool City Council Cemeteries preserve it’s deteriorating historic cemetery map collection.

Adding bespoke features to our Chronicle cemetery administration system for Bassetlaw Council

Ryan Kyle - Marketing Manager

Bassetlaw District Council Cemeteries (BDCC) adopted our Chronicle Pro cemetery administration system in 2011, in order to make admin processes more efficient across its six cemeteries and create a full working system that would allow them to process the booking in of a funeral, right through to the production of […]

Scanning burial records for a West Midlands cemetery

Burial record digitisation

This week our digitisation operatives have been hard at work scanning a collection of fragile burial records from the early 1900’s for a cemetery in the West Midlands, UK. All of the records are being digitised using our advanced planetary scanning equipment, to produce high resolution 300dpi Master TIFF files […]

Three reasons 2014 is the year to Digitise your Burial Records

digitisation burial records

Why digitise your Burial Records? After all, they still serve their purpose just fine don’t they? Of course physical burial registers are relatively reliable and have been used for a long time, but they can also be painfully slow to check, require virtually endless maintenance, and are extremely vulnerable to […]

Falmouth cemetery records – Instant searches, instant results & completely free

TownsWeb Archiving Ltd are proud to announce that we have helped yet another Local Authority scan all of their Cemetery Registers, transcribe the records within them and place them online via the Council’s website in order that members of the public can search them. BACKGROUND Falmouth Town Council has in […]

Revisiting old jobs: Kingston Cemetery

We have recently added our Kingston Cemetery case study to our Clients & Case Studies page. After scanning the Cemeteries records, TownsWeb, working with Kingston’s IT team, designed and developed the burial records search pages, providing remote public access online to search records and download pages. Re-visit this project, and […]

Spennymoor Council use TWA Chronicle Lite to administer funerals

Spennymoor Town Council purchased the TWA Chronicle Lite system to administer their funerals. This software is accessed online and offers a very simple way of recording records that would normally be entered in to Index, Burial Registers and Grave Registers.  Our Chronicle Pro system also offers a full diary and memorial […]

Spennymoor Council – Members of the public can now search deceased records online

Spennymoor Town Council is responsible for two cemeteries and for providing public access to cemetery records. Plots are marked on cemetery maps and burial records have been handwritten into bound registers since the mid-nineteenth century. The Council decided  to digitise the maps and registers to safeguard them.  In order to […]