Grave searches

Grave searches can often be a valuable source of information as part of your family tree research.


Genealogists will often find family members they would not have otherwise known about buried in family graves, these discoveries will then open up new areas for investigation.

Burial records

We hold burial records from 1859 when Cathays Cemetery opened.


We will search for up to five names and you will receive the results of the search for everyone that is buried in the graves we locate e.g. if we search for 5 people and find them in 5 different graves which each have 4 burials, you will receive the information for all 20 people.


We will send you copies of the burial orders detailing name, age, address and occupation as well as any associated documents like receipts, maps and plans. There is a fee for this service.

Cremation records

We hold cremation records from the opening of Cardiff Crematorium, Thornhill in 1953.


Cremation records are not accessible to the public in the same way as burial records; we can give you information but not provide copies of any registers or documents.

Apply for a search request

To apply for a search request:

  • Carefully complete the attached application form
  • Include a cheque for the full amount (Currently £20)
  • Post the completed form with cheque to the following address:


Cardiff Bereavement Services

Thornhill Road, Rhiwbina,


CF14 9UA.

Download The Search Request Form (28kb PDF)