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Title: Link: Index of Burial Grounds in Scotland
Post by: Falkyrn on Friday 01 November 13 19:47 GMT (UK)
The Scottish Association of Family History Societies have just published an index to all burial grounds in Scotland on their website.

Clicking on the linked name for each brings up a new page with full details of that cemetery

http://www.safhs.org.uk/burialgrounds.asp (http://www.safhs.org.uk/burialgrounds.asp)
Title: Re: Index of Burial Grounds in Scotland
Post by: Guy Etchells on Friday 01 November 13 20:14 GMT (UK)
Unfortunately it is not very accurate, but useful none the less.
Cheers
Guy
Title: Re: Index of Burial Grounds in Scotland
Post by: Falkyrn on Friday 01 November 13 22:09 GMT (UK)
Unfortunately it is not very accurate, but useful none the less.
Cheers
Guy

In what way ?
Title: Re: Index of Burial Grounds in Scotland
Post by: Ann Baker on Saturday 02 November 13 00:42 GMT (UK)
Hi Falkyrn

I did a quick look at Paisley ones as that's my home town and where a lot of my research is. There's a few I know arent there these days but as a guide I think useful because if it has disappeared due to redevelopment there will be a record somewhere that it has and what happened to any stones/remains.

So thank you for sharing!  ;)
Title: Re: Index of Burial Grounds in Scotland
Post by: Lodger on Saturday 30 November 13 16:33 GMT (UK)
I agree with Guy, I checked the Lanarkshire ones and there are lots of mistakes and that isn't counting all the burial grounds in Glasgow being listed as Glasgow Gorbals.
Title: Re: Index of Burial Grounds in Scotland
Post by: Flattybasher9 on Friday 13 December 13 07:02 GMT (UK)
Having had a look at the match between the "Burial grounds" and the recorded "Parish" they are suppose to be in, there are definitely one or two problems there.

Regards

Malky
Title: Re: Index of Burial Grounds in Scotland
Post by: hannahlee on Friday 13 December 13 13:06 GMT (UK)
thank you though i haven't got that far yet and now i can't drive getting to scotland seems a long way off now so this will be helpful to me thow not quite sure where to start when looking for dead ancestors  take care and thank you
Title: Re: Index of Burial Grounds in Scotland
Post by: Falkyrn on Saturday 14 December 13 09:46 GMT (UK)
To anyone who spots an error please contact the SAFHS see http://www.safhs.org.uk/contact.asp   as this is probably the only way we can this this potentially excellent resource corrected.
Title: Re: Link: Index of Burial Grounds in Scotland
Post by: garycrombie on Sunday 10 January 16 14:56 GMT (UK)
Great resource and has highlighted a few sites which I was not aware of in my local area.
Title: Re: Link: Index of Burial Grounds in Scotland
Post by: Archivos on Friday 05 February 16 09:27 GMT (UK)
It doesn't always show were records have survived either - I just clicked on one in Aberdeen (John Knox), and there are surviving registers for it held within the local authority's records at Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire.