Friday, 12 February 2010

Find a Grave in Scotland website

A new website called Find a Grave in Scotland is attempting to photograph all surviving cemeteries in Scotland and place the images online, free of charge, at www.findagraveinscotland.com.

Set up by a Glaswegian, Tom McPherson, the site has so far completed seventeen cemeteries in Ayrshire, East Renfrewshire and the Isle of Lewis. From the site:

Are you looking for your loved ones final resting place or are you trying to find ancestors to add to the family tree? Then you are on the right site. Find a Grave in Scotland has been designed to help people in their search for information with a picture of the grave marker made available for you to print.

It may be that you are unsure of the cemetery location but as long as you have a surname then the search can begin. Just type into the search data box on the top right-hand corner and click on search.

Scotland has over 1000 cemeteries sited between the mainland and the many islands dotted around. This process will take some time to complete and over the coming weeks and months new cemeteries will be added as quickly as possible.

Definitely one to keep an eye on!

(With thanks to Helen Osborn)

Chris

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