More Scottish monumental inscriptions are going online, with records for the first 15 burial grounds already available.
Deceased Online is uploading tens of thousands of headstone and memorial transcriptions from over 50 burial grounds and cemeteries across Scotland over the next few weeks. Data for the first 15+ burial grounds (mostly in the Highlands) are immediately available, with records for Dundee, Edinburgh, Lanarkshire, the Lothians, Perth and other areas to be added shortly.
Deceased Online says: “Users can search these records specifically by using advanced search, selecting collections. They can then either purchase access to a whole cemetery/churchyard collection or, for a reduced fee, just the subset of headstone images with inscriptions containing specific surnames.
“Useful tip: once you have purchased a collection or subset there is the facility to search the collection for anything. For example, you can search for such words as ‘drowned’ or ‘killed’ and all relevant references from memorial inscriptions will be highlighted.
“The records date back to the 17th century with many from remote burial sites.”