Family history searches

Bradford Council has a statutory duty to maintain their Cemeteries and Crematorium Registers in perpetuity. The information in these books can help if you are researching your ancestors.

The records date from 1835 until the present day and can provide details of the final resting place of relatives, together with their age, their last known address and the district in which their death was registered - all relevant information if you want to learn more about your family.

Cemeteries and crematoria owned and managed by Bradford Council

Cemeteries and crematoria Address Opened
Bingley Cemetery Bailey Hills Road Bingley BD16 2RJ 1870
Bowling Cemetery Rooley Lane Bradford BD5 8LD 1889
Charlestown Cemetery Otley Road Charlestown BD17 7HU 1863
Clayton Cemetery Middle Lane Clayton Bradford BD14 6DS 1928
Gods Acre Cemetery Bradford Road Burley in Wharfedale LS29 7PU 1873
Haworth Cemetery Cemetery Road Haworth BD22 8EN 1893
Ilkley Cemetery Ashlands Road Ilkley LS29 8JT 1878
Menston Cemetery Bradford Road Menston LS29 6EB 1927
Morton Cemetery Bradford Road Sandbeds Keighley BD20 5JR 1916
Nab Wood Cemetery and Crematorium Bingley Road Shipley BD18 4BG 1895
North Bierley Cemetery Cemetery Road Buttershaw Bradford BD6 2NG 1933
Oakworth Cemetery and Crematorium Wide Lane Oakworth Keighley BD22 0RJ 1906
Oxenhope Cemetery Hebden Bridge Road Oxenhope BD22 9QH 1887
Queensbury Cemetery West End Queensbury Bradford BD13 2AH 1905
Scholemoor Cemetery and Crematorium Necropolis Road Bradford BD7 2PS 1860
Silsden Cemetery Howden Road Silsden BD20 0JB 1930
Stanbury Cemetery Sladen Bridge Stanbury Keighley BD22 0HA 1888
Steeton Cemetery Elmsley Street Steeton BD20 6SE 1896
Thornton Cemetery Thornton Road Bradford BD13 3QB 1907
Tong Cemetery Tong Street Bradford BD4 6NB 1860
Utley Cemetery Skipton Road Keighley BD20 6EJ 1857
Wilsden Cemetery Shay Lane BD15 0DJ 1922
Windhill Cemetery Owlet Toad Windhill Shipley BD18 2RJ 1835

How to search the Registers

Search the Registers yourself

You can look at records of the Registers at the Bradford and Keighley Local Studies libraries.

Ask us to search the Registers for you

If you are unable to visit the Local Studies libraries, you can contact us and we will do the research for you. Please note that the following charges apply:

Type of research Cost
Search of a named person £12
Search of each subsequent person £12

Unfortunately we are unable to refund these fees if the research is unsuccessful.

Please provide as much information as possible as most of the records need to be examined manually. The full names of the deceased and their date of death will usually provide us with enough information to carefully search the Registers.

If we find the person or people you are looking for we will send you a summary of the information recorded in the cemetery or crematorium books.

Pay for your family history (genealogical) search by debit card

You can also pay by cheque. Please make cheques payable to Bradford Metropolitan District Council.

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