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Scottish Collection: Clackmannanshire, Dundee City, and East Ayrshire

  This week I continue our summary of what's currently available to help locate ancestors who died in Scotland by listing locations covered on our database from Clackmannanshire, Dundee City, and East Ayrshire. The ruins of Old Dollar Parish Church, Clackmannanshire  Clackmannanshire  Alva Churchyard and Cemetery Dollar Churchyard Pool of Muckart Churchyard Tillicoultry Cemetery, Clackmannanshire Dundee City Dundee Western Cemetery Logie Old Churchyard Roodyards Burial Ground, Broughty Ferry St Aidan's Churchyard, Broughty Ferry St Peter's Churchyards, Invergowrie St Rule's Churchyard, Monifieth East Ayrshire Darvel New Cemetery Darvel Old Cemetery Galston Cemetery Kilmaurs Cemetery Kilmaurs St Maur's Glencairn Parish Church Mauchline Churchyard Muirkirk Cemetery Muirkirk Church Newmilns Cemetery Newmilns Churchyard Sorn Churchyard and Cemetery Photograph by Stephencdickson - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Have you f

Scottish Collection: Angus, Argyll & Bute, and Banffshire

This week I continue our summary of what's currently available to help locate ancestors who died in Scotland by listing locations covered on our database from Angus, Argyll & Bute, and Banffshire Amongst the burial sites in the Angus records is the beautiful Kirriemuir Cemetery, the resting place of the author and dramatist  James Matthew Barrie (9 May 1860 - 19 June 1937).  Angus Aberlemno Airlie Arbirlot Churchyard, Arbroath Arbroath Abbey Arbroath Eastern Arbroath Western Arbirlot Auchterhouse Barry Barry Parish Churchyard Birkhill Cemetery Brechin Brechin Cathedral Bridgefoot Churchyard, Strathmartine Careston Carmyllie Cortachy (Pipers Hillock) Dun Dun Churchyard and Extension * Dunnichen Dunnichen Church Cemetery * Eassie Eassie Churchyard and Extension * Edzell Farnell Farnell Churchyard and Extension * Fern Fowlis Fowlis Easter Church * Friockheim Friockheim Cemetery * Glamis Glamis Cemetery Glamis Churchyard * Glen Clova Glen Isla Glen Prosen  Guthrie Guthrie Churchyar

Scottish Collection: Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire

Page from St Peter's Cemetery, Aberdeen for Page from the burial register of 1851 showing George Charles Moir  Aberdeen City Grove Cemetery John Knox Churchyard Nellfield Cemetery Nigg Churchyard  Old Machar Churchyard St Clements Churchyard St Nicholas Churchyard St Peter's Cemetery St Peter's Churchyard Trinity Cemetery Aberdeenshire Aboyne Alford Alvah Arbuthnott (New) Auchindoir (New) Auchindoir, Kearn Auchterless Balmoor Banchory Devenick Banchory Ternan Banff Barthol Chapel (New) Barthol Chapel (Old) Belhelvie (Ext) Belhelvie (New) Belhelvie (Old) Benholm (Churchyard) Benholm Johnshaven Bervie Bervie Kirkburn (Old) Birse Blairdaff Bourtie Boyndie Braemar Cairnbulg and Inverallochy Cairnie Cairnie, Ruthven Clatt (inc ext) Cluny Corgarff (Old and New) Coull Cowie Crathie Crimond Cruden Culsalmond Daviot Doune Kirk Doune Kirk, MacDuff Boyndie (Old) Drumblade (New) Drumoak Dunbennan, Kinnoir Dunnottar Durris Echt Ellon Fetterangus Fettercairn Fetteresso Fetternear Fintray

Scotland Overview

This week I introduce a summary of what's currently available to help locate ancestors who died in Scotland Dunnottar Castle, Aberdeenshire A recent Twitter conversation has prompted this week's blog outlining our coverage of Scottish  records in the Deceased 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 the Deceased Online database with 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 " Scotlan

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 Cemetery Higher 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 C