Are your ancestors buried in Scotland? Have you been unable to locate precisely where they were buried? Search this extensive record set to find the exact location of their burial as well as their birth and death dates.
There are thousands of entries in this record set. Each entry has a transcript, which includes a link to an image of the headstone with GPS details. The amount of information varies, but the records usually include the following information:
Cemetery records are of great importance in discovering where and when your ancestor died. They can also provide you with information regarding their birth and marriage dates.
With an abundance of cemeteries, it can be overwhelming trying to pinpoint the precise cemetery in which your ancestor was laid to rest, and visiting each potential location is costly. However, in partnering with BillionGraves, we aim to make available all the cemetery records held on their site for free, saving you time and money as you search for your ancestor. BillionGraves is the largest resource for GPS-tagged headstone and burial records on the web, with over 12 million headstone records.
This index will be regularly updated throughout the year and pertains solely to headstones located in Scotland. Please note that the “County” field also includes modern local authority areas, which do not always match the boundaries of the historic counties.
Note that some results refer to living people on account of the customs of leaving headstone space for a surviving spouse and of purchasing plots and headstones in advance.
If you wish to pay your respects to the philosopher David Hume and his contributions to the Scottish Enlightenment, you can do so remotely by viewing his gravesite in this record set. He was buried in Old Calton Burial Ground in Edinburgh in the year 1776.
This index is sourced from BillionGraves: http://billiongraves.com/