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Re: Some Glasgow Burial Records available on Familysearch
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 14 November 17 09:10 GMT (UK) »
I could wish that they had not indexed these burials using the recent (and in some cases ephemeral) local authority areas, because this is bound to confuse people who are not familiar with the evolution of local government in Scotland.

'Strathclyde', for instance, was the name of a regional authority established in 1975 and abolished in 1994 or it might have been 1995. Even while Strathclyde Regional Council was in existence, burials were never part of its remit. Burial grounds in Glasgow remained the responsibility of the City of Glasgow council, and they still are.

Also, even while the short-lived Regional Councils existed, even the Royal Mail did not use them as part of postal addresses. They retained, officially, the historic county names.
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AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith

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Re: Some Glasgow Burial Records available on Familysearch
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 14 November 17 09:12 GMT (UK) »
Hi,    I understand there ws an outbreak of Typhus and Cholera between 1845 and 1850 when 2-3,000 Glasgow people perished, mostly in the Calton area.   Would anybody know if they were buried in a common grave(s), perhaps at the northern necropolis and if there are records of death/burial anywhere.   I cannot find anything on Scotland's People - might just be a year or so too early.
Statutory civil registration started in Scotland on 1 January 1855. Before then, recording of deaths was very patchy. So yes, epidemics between 1845 and 1850 are 5 to 10 years too early.
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AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith

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Re: Some Glasgow Burial Records available on Familysearch
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 14 November 17 09:26 GMT (UK) »
You might be lucky enough to find some of your cholera epidemic people in the OPR. I found one of mine & he was at the top of a page of people who died of cholera & were buried in common ground. I was lucky that his forename was relatively unusual.

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Re: Some Glasgow Burial Records available on Familysearch
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 15 November 17 07:41 GMT (UK) »
AMENDMENT!!  Should have said the receipt numbers correspond with:

Daily interment books, February 1944-1995. Daily lair books, nos. 1-6141, ca. 1800-1970.

and NOT the Weekly Interment books as previously posted!

Sorry for the error,
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McLachlan, Glasgow, Martin, Menzies

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Re: Some Glasgow Burial Records available on Familysearch
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 15 November 17 08:37 GMT (UK) »
Thank you CD. Just wish I had not found your post today, but I will be strong and not spend time until after I have done everything else. isk

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Re: Some Glasgow Burial Records available on Familysearch
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 15 November 17 11:49 GMT (UK) »
Thanks a lot for this information. It owuld certainly help me find out about some of my ancestors which I have been trying for a long time.

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Re: Some Glasgow Burial Records available on Familysearch
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 15 November 17 15:03 GMT (UK) »
@ Tom Wyllie,  the epidemics in the East End followed the Irish famine & folk went down like ninepins. The scandal of the mass-graves in private burial-grounds in built-up areas was why the city bought land for municipal cemeteries. Will find you the article on this. Shocking stuff!

http://www.happyhaggis.co.uk/1849cholera.htm

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