Sculpture of a man depicting 'time' with an hourglass
Poblenou Cemetery, Barcelona [CRG]


We support the study of funeral practices by pointing people towards essential publications and other sources of information.

The bibliography, which will be updated annually, is interdisciplinary and international.

There is information on research projects from around the world.

Frequently asked questions explain burial and cremation in the UK context. We will be developing pages help people research their own local burial space, and detail how you can access the Cemetery Research Group archive of historic material relating to cemetery and crematorium management.



This section addresses common questions about cremation and burial in the UK, and points towards further sources of information and data.

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The bibliography covers all aspects of disposing the dead and includes scholarship from around the world and in various languages.

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Researching Your Local Cemetery

These pages offer information to support research on the local history of burial and cremation.

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French cemetery

Research Projects

Find out more about international research projects.

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Cemetery Research Group Archive

The Cemetery Research Group Archive includes records from the National Association of Cemetery Superintendents, established in 1913.

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