General and Family History Research


Friends of Wisbech General Cemetery

In total 6571 people were buried in the cemetery most of them in multiple graves and many without a memorial. In the absences of a cemetery grave plan and based on available records the Friends are locating and recording these unmarked graves. 

During 2014 the location of 8 previously unidentified WW1 graves were traced. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission have advised they will put headstones on these graves.  During November the Friends commemorate the 11 war dead buried at the cemetery.

If you would like a grave locating or think you have a relative buried in the cemetery and would like this checked please contact us.

We also planned to record information on anyone or an event of interest. If you would like to help with this project please contact us.


Wisbech Museum

The Wisbech Museums references for the Wisbech General Cemetery include:

-  The four original Burial Registers.

-  A Schedule of the Memorial Inscriptions.

-  1970’s Cemetery Survey Maps.

-  An Index to the 1970’s Cemetery Survey Maps.

These can be viewed by appointment. 

Tel 01945 583817, Email info@wisbechmuseum.org.uk, Website www.wisbechmuseum.org.uk


Fenland Family History Society

Fenland Family History Society CD 300 contains details of those buried at Wisbech General Cemetery between 1836 and 1901and monument inscriptions from 1836 to 1972. This can be purchased on-lie at www.genfair.co.uk

The Fenland Family History Society is at Wisbech Library on the first Tuesday of each month from 10 – 12 noon to offer help with family history research.

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