Houghton-le-Spring burials 1826-1903 updated

We’ve been discovering errors in our collection of burials at Houghton-le-Spring St. Michael & All Angels, which was transcribed many years ago before we had a rigorous review process in place, so we decided to review the entire file. We reviewed 10,285 burials ranging from 1826 to 1903 and added 69 burials that were missed the first time around, plus 115 burials to take us to the end of 1903 (previously our collection stopped in Feb 1903). Death dates were added to 403 burials. Many of the abodes had been shortened and have now been restored to their full length as per the register. For example, an abode that was previously transcribed as Houghton might now be listed as Houghton le Spring. Most of the other corrections were minor spelling errors and a few age corrections.

If a major change, such as a name, date, or age, was made to a record you purchased, an email has already been sent to you with the correction. Otherwise, if you have purchased a burial at this church in this period, you should review it to get the new information and see if any other minor changes were made. Log in, click My Account, then click the My Orders tab to see your purchases, and sort by Modified to see the most recent changes at the top of the list.