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WDYTYA? Live Scotland 2014

This week the team at Deceased Online are packing their suitcases for what should be a fun couple of days in Scotland's largest city. Here I look at what you can expect from the first ever Who Do You Think You Are? Live Scotland and the exciting records you can explore at the Deceased Online stand.

Everyone at Deceased Online is looking forward to discovering more about their Scottish ancestors and meeting users of our database at the inaugural WDYTYA? Live Scotland on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 August at Glasgow's SECC. As well as having the opportunity to meet stallholders, visitors to the show can enjoy an array of workshops, talks and advice sessions on subjects as varied as Scottish legal documents, tracing First World War ancestors, and DNA.

Deceased Online will be exhibiting alongside local family history societies, our partners at the Scottish Memorial Inscriptions project, plus visiting experts from England, Ireland, Belgium and Australia.
On the stall, we'll be sho…

Hertfordshire Cemeteries: Welwyn Hatfield Borough

This week the Deceased Online database adds burial records for two more Hertfordshire cemeteries. In this post, I look at these new registers as well as those of other burial grounds in the Hertfordshire Collection.

Deceased Online's exclusive Hertfordshire Collection now includes ten cemeteries, dating back to 1801. Across the ten cemeteries there are over 200,000 records for more than 90,000 individual names and burials. The Hertfordshire records can be found on the website in the "East of England" region drop-down box. Hertfordshire borders north London and you may find, like me, that your Hertfordshire ancestors travelled back and forth to work in the capital. 

The latest additions are Welwyn Hatfield Lawn and Hatfield HydeCemeteries. Their records of original registers, grave details and cemetery section maps come from Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council. The registers for Hatfield Hyde Cemetery (Hollybush Lane, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4JU) date from 1923. Welwyn Hatf…

Aberdeenshire Burial Records for Family History

From Portsoy on the north coast to Laurencekirk on the Angus border, from Braemar in the Cairngorms National Park to Peterhead on the eastern coast, Deceased Online's collection for Aberdeen City and Shire covers a wide variety of burial records. In this post, I look in detail at some of the burial records available and explain how to use them in your family history research.

Aberdeenshire is Scotland's fourth largest council region. Its vast area encompasses 24 Munros (mountains over 3000 feet), 208km of coastline, more than 129 whisky distilleries, over 300 castles, 18 sites of Pictish stones, stunning golf courses, fishing ports and magnificent royal estates. All of this signifies the county's rich heritage. Over the centuries, the area has been home to crofters, landowners, servants, fishermen, merchant seamen, distillers, inns and the royal entourage. My crofter ancestors moved around the Mearns through the 18th and 19th centuries. Their offspring included farmers and…