Tracing your family tree

Histon Road Cemetery was created as a ‘Open’ Cemetery to cater primarily for the Nonconformist community in Cambridge but at the same time open to all. This means that those buried here came from all parts of the town.

Researching our records

Two valuable sources are held at the Cambridgeshire Archive:

  1. Record of memorial inscriptions and locations with alphabetical index. Many of the inscriptions include family members who are buried elsewhere but ‘remembered’ here.
  2. Burial Registers: All 8000+ interments are listed in date order with location and other details.

The Archives themselves are in the process of being moved to Ely and will be closed until Autumn 2019, but you can search their online catalogue – for full information, visit Cambridgeshire Archives.

Can we help you?

The Friends group are happy to assist family researchers. We have a complete database of burials which we can search by family name. We also have an updated and amended version of the record of Memorial Inscriptions. If you contact us with as much information as you can then we will do our best to help.

Locating the graves

Click here for more on locating the graves and a plan of the Cemetery


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