This database includes the names of around 16,000 individuals buried in St James' Cemetery. There were nearly 58,000 buried in total, so therefore not all those who are buried are in the file. Many records were digitised from the burial records on microfilm at the Liverpool Record Office, and others are names and dates gathered from the remaining memorials.
The area and location number columns give a unique identifier for the gravestone and inscription of that individual. These are displayed on this map. Search by name or location number in the top left red bar to find the stone's location. If an entry doesn't have a location number, it means the stone (if there was one) no longer exists.
The plot number column is the original location of the grave (where the remains still lie today), even if the memorial has been moved. You can see the location of all the plot numbers on this plan from 1926.