It is really good to find official records being made available for free on the internet. Belfast City Council now make the burial records for a number of cemeteries in the Belfast area easily available on their site
They can be searched by name and give details of the person, date, age and last residence, along with the location of the grave. An excellent example of good practice – and one which should be followed by all councils. Graves are one of the core resources for family and local history. Any source for Ireland is of especial value because the damage to the census records in the Troubles of the 1920s made family history research very difficult.