St James' Cemetery ยป FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I find the grave of a relative or another person of interest?

This database contains the names of around a quarter of all burials in the cemetery. However, most of the stones were removed from the cemetery in the 1960s and 1970s and so it's unfortunately likely that, if there was a gravestone, it is no longer visible.
If you have the grave plot number, however, you can locate the burial location with this plan from 1926.

I am working on creating new maps and a new database that will help locate burials in the cemetery garden today, and I am updating the site as this is progressing.

If the name you are looking for isn't in the database you can contact or visit the Liverpool Record Office which holds all burial registers for the cemeteries on microfilm.

Note (August 2018): the microfilm at LRO is currently unavailable as it is being digitised by Their estimated completion date is 31st October 2018.

2. Can I visit the cemetery?

Yes, the cemetery is now a public garden owned by Liverpool City Council and maintained by the Friends of St James' Garden. Directions can be found here.


3. What happened to the old website?

The old website is still available here but all the information has now been transferred. Many thanks to Mike Faulkner who began the site in 1998 and conducted a huge amount of the research that is reproduced here. You can still contact him at

The old message board is still available.

4. I have some research of my own - do you want to see it?

Yes please! Email me with anything relevant to the cemetery that you want to share.