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Scottish Collections: Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire

 Aberdeen City
Grove CemeteryJohn Knox ChurchyardNellfield CemeteryNigg Churchyard Old Machar ChurchyardSt Clements ChurchyardSt Nicholas ChurchyardSt Peter's CemeterySt Peter's ChurchyardTrinity CemeteryAberdeenshire
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Scotland Overview

This week I introduce a summary of what's currently available to help locate ancestors who died in Scotland
A recent Twitter conversation has prompted this week's blog outlining our coverage of Scottish records in theDeceased Online database.
Researching Scottish ancestors can be complicated by the changing nature of its administrative boundaries over the years.My JOLLY ancestors, for example, came from the former county of Kincardineshire. Today, their towns and villages are located in Aberdeenshire. 

Although it helps to have a basic understanding of Scottish history, you can always search theDeceased Online databasewith just your ancestor's name.

The advance search options on the database also allow you to search for the nearest cemetery or churchyard to your deceased ancestor's home or place of death. Go to the free advanced search page and click "United Kingdom" in "Country" and then "Scotland" in "Region". If you click on the &…

Devon Collection: Exeter City's Higher Cemetery now on Deceased Online

The addition of Exeter City Council's Higher Cemetery, first opened in 1866, is now available to view on The records comprise computerised burial records, section maps showing the approximate location of graves in the cemeteries, and details of other grave occupants.
Above: Higher CemeteryHigher Cemetery provides the last resting place for a great many victims of the Theatre Royal Fire of 1887. 186 people died on the night of the 5th of September 1887 when a naked flame ignited drapery and, due to the poorly designed exits, they were unable to escape the fire. Most of them are buried in Higher Cemetery under a memorial cross designed by Harry Hems. Henry Setter of the West of England Fire and Life Insurance Company attended the fire and was on duty for a continuous 16 hours. Setter survived that night but sadly suffered a seizure later that month and died a few days later. His coffin was carried by his fellow fireman and he was buried in Higher Cemetery.