Hoping someone can help.
I am looking for the burial of a stillborn child. It's not exactly in Sheffield, my great grandparents lived in eckington. My Gran remembers that in early April 1954 her mother in law gave birth to a baby boy and he was stillborn. Given that they lived in eckington I would've assumed that he'd be buried in eckington cemetery. I have checked the online records for eckington cemetery and can't find a record of a stillborn or infant child with the surname Bown whose mothers maiden name would be French. The records at eckington that are online aren't 100% accurate as we've found graves of family members that aren't on the system, I'm completely stuck and don't really know what to do next.
No, I can't find a birth registration, like you say it's a separate register. We are in the process of trying to find out if my mum is possibly this child's next of kin and then she can request a copy but that still won't tell me where she's buried.
Eckington does have its own cemetery and there is a section for infants as this child had an older sibling that died aged 1 day and she is buried in consecrated ground in the council owned section, therefore no headstone.
They lived in eckington all their lives and I'm pretty certain this child was born at home, given that the other child is buried there I thought this one would be too.
Eckington cemetery has its own records online which are a pay to view index, their surname was Bown and I've tried every variation of the name but it's not coming up with anything. If all else fails I'll go to the cemetery and ask them if they can look at their handwritten books.