Are you just about to search for details of great-grandfather John? Have you been looking for great-great-grandmother Mary for years? Why not try our Avon Monumental Inscriptions Index.
All Avon church and churchyard memorial inscriptions have been recorded, together with known nonconformists and some cemeteries. The entries are in surname order within the parishes and cemeteries. The records also include some burial register entries for Holy Souls Catholic Cemetery at Arnos Vale, Broadmead Baptists and 18th century affidavits for burial in woollen shrouds.
The index was compiled by Society members, mainly Ron Lewin, over many years. A copy of the full data is available on microfiche at the Bristol Records Office, and also at Society of Genealogists in London and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
At our Research Room, you will find a hard copy finding-aid which will help you locate the right churchyard or cemetery for the surname you want. We also now have a full a-z index of surnames and forenames available on the computers located in the Research Room at 'B' Bond.
You can also have a search made for you by either:
1.) Writing to:
36 Downs Park East
BS6 7QD please include a stamped self addressed envelope
2.) Emailing: Monumental Inscription Enquiry.
While there are no set charges, we suggest a donation relative to the value to you of the information given.