Just a quick note about the new (to me) database I mentioned this morning. It’s DeceasedOnline.com.uk – Free Searches of UK and Republic of Ireland Burial Records (http://deceasedonline.co.uk/), 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.