deceasedonlineI had a great time today at the San Diego Genealogical Society’s monthly meeting, seeing old friends and making new ones.

Just a quick note about the new (to me) database I mentioned this morning. It’s – Free Searches of UK and Republic of Ireland Burial Records (, a centralized database for burials and cremations in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

Similar to ScotlandsPeople, you can search for free, but downloading actual records costs a certain number of credits. Available records include:

  • Digital scans of cremation and burial registers
  • Digital scans of books of remembrance
  • Photographs of graves and memorials
  • Cemetery maps showing grave locations
  • Other occupants in the same grave

My Scots line in Aberdeenshire is well represented in this database, so I have a lot of great new information for deaths and burials. Old Parish Registers in Scotland are very spotty for death records, so this is great news. I hope you have good luck with this resource, too.