Search for your Scottish ancestors’ death report and obituary in these newspaper reports. Discover more about your relative’s life, while searching these publications you may be able to find out the date of their death and the name of their spouse or parents.
Each record includes a transcript and the original newspaper announcement. The amount of information listed varies, but the records usually include a combination of the following information about your ancestor:
Explore this collection of newspaper death reports and obituaries to unearth interesting or undiscovered stories about your ancestors’. Discover how the events were originally reported and reveal fascinating details about the world in which your ancestors lived.
Death reports and obituaries were paid announcements usually written by a family member and sent to the newspaper. It would have been a cost to the family to have a notice printed in a newspaper.
Newspapers included in this collection are the following:
Aberdeen Evening Express
Aberdeen Press and Journal
Ayr Advertiser or West County Journal
Courier & Advertiser
Dumfermline Saturday Press
Dumfries and Galloway Standard
Dundee Courier and Daily Argus
Dundee Evening Telegraph and Post
Dundee Perth and Cupar Advertiser
Edinburgh Evening News
Inverness Journal & Northern Advertiser
Northern Ensign & Weekly Gazette
The Aberdeen Journal
The Scots Magazine
The Shetland News
The Shetland Times
Begin your search broadly with just a first and last name.
If you are unable to find your relative on your first search you can try searching using their husband’s name. For example, if your search is unsuccessful for Mary Smith and she was married to John Smith, try Mrs John Smith or alternatively Mrs Smith.
Entries also use titles as opposed to first names. For example, if your search is unsuccessful for William Smith, try Mr Smith.
You can narrow your results if needed by adding a year or place.