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how can i find where someone is buried
« on: Wednesday 23 June 10 08:09 BST (UK) »
Hi I am looking for the grave of a thomas calder who died in 1945 at west calder he was a laywer his son was the informant on the death cert. The calders i am looking for where from whitburn and west calder. I have been round both west calder and whitburn cemetries and i only found the one grave relating to this family can anyone point me in the right direction.

I also have photos of all the calder graves in west calder and whitburn if anyone is intrested
 
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Re: how can i find where someone is buried
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 23 June 10 08:10 BST (UK) »
Sorry the ones i am looking for are
john died 1888 west calder
mary died 1907 west calder
these were thomas parents

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Re: how can i find where someone is buried
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 23 June 10 08:14 BST (UK) »
Hi :)

if you have the death cert. for the 1945 death you'll have the exact date of  death.  Why not see if local archived papers forthat region have an obit or a death/funeral notice.  the funeral notice should state the place of burial.

This is where I'd start.
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Re: how can i find where someone is buried
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 23 June 10 08:28 BST (UK) »
Thanks i was in west calder a couple of weeks ago and i went to the libary but they dont  family history there and the librarian didnt know anything so i thought i would ask on here

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Re: how can i find where someone is buried
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 23 June 10 08:46 BST (UK) »
Hi sarnia,

Try sending West Lothian Council an e-mail or give them a ring.

See here for details: http://www.westlothian.gov.uk/tourism/attractions/history-culture/Memorialsandmonuments

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Re: how can i find where someone is buried
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 24 June 10 18:30 BST (UK) »
Hi Sarnia,

To add to what Anne has said, West Lothian Local Studies Library is in Blackburn and hold microfilm copies of the West Lothian Courier and (if I remember correctly) the Midlothian Advertiser - the indexes for both can be searched on the West Lothian website under the local history section.

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Re: how can i find where someone is buried
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 24 June 10 20:01 BST (UK) »
Hi many thanks i telephone the council yesterday and a lovley lady told me where he was buried just hoping someone may be able to take a picture for me the lair i was looking for is in westend cementry west calder bc lair 299
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Re: how can i find where someone is buried
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 06 July 10 21:35 BST (UK) »
Hello Again,

I replied to your post ref  your Section & Lair no for Thomas Calder, but I just noticed this post, Thomas was a Scavenger, not Lawyer, states that on his DC.   James Calder and Mary Findlay are in Section D Lair 59 in West Calder Cemetery.  I've never seen a headstone for them either.    James was a Hawker.  I have their burial details.

The cemetery was extensively damaged twice over the last 20 years and many headstones were damaged and removed by the council.

Donna at West Lothian Council will arrange for the plot to be highlighted for you, when next you are going to visit.

cheers ...  Meg
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Re: how can i find where someone is buried
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 06 November 10 12:12 GMT (UK) »
Do you have pictures in Whitburn Cemetery? Would like a picture of my gr-gr-grandfathers head stone, John Cunningham if you do. He is in section c, lair 30 if this helps He is also buried with his daughter Euphemia and a woman susan Brewton Purdid,Pryde,or Purdie. unsure how the last name is spelled. I live in the states so it is hard for me to get a copy of his head stone.  Thank you so much.
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