Nearly 1 million Scottish burial and cremation records are now available online, including more for Peterhead in Aberdeenshire.
Deceased Online has made available online 313,000 records for Edinburgh’s Seafield Cemetery and Crematorium and for Warriston Crematorium.
Nearly 39,000 burial records dating from 1888 to the present day for Seafield Cemetery feature scans of mortality registers (with many of them including details of the type of hearse used!). Over 49,500 records from 1939 for Seafield Crematorium are available as scans of cremation register pages.
Records for Warriston Crematorium, numbering nearly 225,000 and dating back to 1929, are available as scans of cremation registers. Deceased Online points out that records up to 1991 are immediately available, but that records after this date are still being uploaded and will be available shortly.
The company says that the combined Edinburgh dataset of 313,000 means that its total database for Scotland now numbers just under 1 million burial and cremation records.
The burial records for a second cemetery in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire have also been added recently to Deceased Online. St Peter’s Churchyard (also known as Old St Peter’s Church, Burial Ground) contains 15,426 burials and the records comprise digital scans of burial registers, together with grave details indicating names of any others buried in the same grave.
Information in the registers includes grave owner names, owner’s address or occupation, date of interment, age and address of the deceased. St Peter’s Churchyard’s records date back to 1615 and these are some of the very oldest records on the Deceased Online website.
The other cemetery in Peterhead on the Deceased Online website is Constitution Street (also known as Peterhead Cemetery or ‘Consti’) with records dating back to 1869.