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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.
WDYTYA? Live Scotland 2014 will be held at Glasgow's SECC 
On the stall, we'll be showcasing our current Scottish collections as well as answering questions on forthcoming releases. The database now includes burial and cremation records from:

Aberdeen City Council
Aberdeenshire Council
Angus Council
Kidalton Kirkyard, Isle of Islay
Roshven, Lochailort
Edinburgh Crematorium 

as well as memorial inscriptions for the Scottish Headstone Collections of:

Angus
Argyll
Ayshire
Banffshire
Borders
Clackmannshire
Dundee City
Edinburgh
Fife
Highland
Inverness
Lanarkshire
Lothian
Morayshire
Perthshire
and Stirling.

The first entry in this burial register from Oathlaw Kirkyard in Angus tells us that in lair [or grave] 93, under a large holly bush, is buried Alexander Fode, son of William Fode. The "Remarks" column on the right reads, "Stone with Latin Inscription lie on A. The date may be 1618. Son of William Fode XCIII.A.I. The Son, and not the Father, may be buried under the Stone." 
Later this year we will be releasing more records from Morayshire and there will be additions from other areas in 2015.

For those who won't be attending WDYTYA? Live, you can read more about all the latest developments in a special feature on Deceased Online in Summer 2014 issue of WDYTYA? Magazine.

If you're attending the show on Friday or Saturday, do come and say hello to Richard, Jamie and the team. We love to meet and hear from users of the database. And please do add comments and photos of the event to our Facebook and Twitter pages!

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