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Howff Cemetery, Dundee
« on: Thursday 30 January 20 10:59 GMT (UK) »
Over 80,00 records of burials Howff Cemetery, Dundee now online-
http://www.fdca.org.uk/Howff_Burials.html
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Re: Howff Cemetery, Dundee
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 30 January 20 12:53 GMT (UK) »
Yes - anyone using this needs to be aware that some unfortunate things happened en route to the web-site.

If I look for my Bruce family, there are no Bruce burials in the Howff, it claims, before about 1858. Not true at all. I was given to understand that some entries (scope unknown) were indexed but the indexes lost. The Howff books were properly reindexed for - I think - ScotlandsPeople.

Nevertheless, the search facility on these files - because it's just a text file, you can search every word - can be very useful.

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Re: Howff Cemetery, Dundee
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 30 January 20 13:38 GMT (UK) »
Also, be aware of the need to check female deaths under both Maiden and Married names, as not all are cross referenced with the other.


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Re: Howff Cemetery, Dundee
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 30 January 20 13:41 GMT (UK) »
Yes - anyone using this needs to be aware that some unfortunate things happened en route to the web-site.

If I look for my Bruce family, there are no Bruce burials in the Howff, it claims, before about 1858. Not true at all. I was given to understand that some entries (scope unknown) were indexed but the indexes lost. The Howff books were properly reindexed for - I think - ScotlandsPeople.

Nevertheless, the search facility on these files - because it's just a text file, you can search every word - can be very useful.

You should be able to see some pre1858 Bruce entries via http://graveyards.angus-antiquarian.info/index.php/component/finder/search?q=Bruce&Itemid=111
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Re: Howff Cemetery, Dundee
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 30 January 20 15:12 GMT (UK) »
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... You should be able to see some pre1858 Bruce entries via http://graveyards.angus-antiquarian.info/index.php/component/finder/search?q=Bruce&Itemid=111
Thanks - nice to see that stuff appearing back again.

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Re: Howff Cemetery, Dundee
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 05 February 20 13:23 GMT (UK) »
There are probably errors in the new typed version.

One case in point is the death entry for my 3 x great grandmother. It says she was from County Neath whereas the original on Scotlandspeople it is clearly written as County Westmeath.

All transcriptions are a wonderful tool but nothing beats looking at the original.

Just my observations.

Dorrie
Small, County Antrim & Dundee
Dickson, County Down & Dundee
Madden, County Westmeath
Patrick, Fife
Easson, Fife
Leslie, Fife
Paterson, Fife