Family Record Searches

In excess of 100,000 burials took place at Arnos Vale in its first 70 years and the total number now exceeds 170,000.  In addition, more than 123,000 cremations were held from the cemetery’s opening at the South West of England’s first crematorium in 1928 and the facility’s closure in 1998.

Arnos Vale’s registers contains records from throughout this period, starting with the very first burial: of Mary Breillat on 29th July 1839.  The original registers are too fragile to be made available for public inspection but all have been digitised by Bristol City Council and the Trust is now able to carry out searches on the public’s behalf.

This service can be ordered by telephoning the office on 0117 971 9117 or by emailing the full name and approximate date of death of the deceased to info@arnosvale.org.uk.  Basic searches cost £30 and result in a report giving the location of the grave, the names and dates of those interred there and ownership details.  For more detailed searches, express service, or copies of the original burial records, please contact us.