- Category: Learning
- Published: Monday, 01 March 2010 16:10
Research is an important part of the work of Arnos Vale Cemetery. Our exhibitions tell the fascinating story of Arnos Vale. We also offer a selection of research materials including family history resources, a small library, research books for sale and resources to support teachers.
Rajah Education Foundation
The Rajah Education Foundation has been set up to promote and inform people locally and nationally about the important contributions of Rajah Rammohun Roy, one of the many notable people buried in Arnos Vale and to promote his messages of global citizenship, tolerance and learning. A programme of talks and schools workshops is being developed and the education foundation is seeking researchers, lecturers and learners.
Research is part of the ongoing work of the Learning Department. We are keen to welcome academics and adult learners. A guide book and films are available. To find out about other research tools and materials, please contact us.
Family history research is a vital part of the work of Arnos Vale. Our database can be searched for burials, interments and cremations. We also offer courses on family history researching.
A selection of products is available for researchers including a guidebook to Arnos Vale, a teachers pack, tour and trail leaflets and short films. Please contact us if you would like further information on the products available.
- Arnos Vale Guidebook is available at £5.99 plus post & packing.
- The Education pack is also available at £35.00 plus post & packing.
- Trail Leaflets are available priced at £2.95 plus post & packing.
Please contact us if you would like to purchase any of the above items.
Significant raw data is held at Arnos Vale, offering an invaluable resource to academics and other serious researchers who want to study the lives of those buried here, urban wildlife, the Victorian way of life and death, funeral rites and symbols and related matters. To discuss the Trust's own research plans or initiate new explorations, including for Masters and PhD courses, please contact the Learning Team by email or by telephoning on 0117 971 9117.
- Cemetery Research Group have undertaken a number of studies and projects.
- The National Federation of Cemetery Friends is a valuable resource
- The Scottish Graveyards site provides information on gravestone recording
- Caring for God's Acre provides information on conservation.
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds details of national and international war graves
- The Association of Significant Cemeteries in Europe holds information on European cemeteries
- The Mausolea and Monuments Trust can advise on preservation and restoration
- Bristol and Avon Family History Society can help with family history research enquiries in Somerset
- The National Monuments Record hold information on listed buildings and monuments
- Ancestry.com has a useful source of family history information