Saturday 24 November 2012

13 Scottish Cemeteries Added to Deceased Online

Deceased Online has added 13 cemeteries and burial grounds from Scotland 

These include:  

  • Churchyard and Cemetery, West Lothian (1662)
  • Adambrae Cemetery, West Lothian (1932)
  • New Calton Burial Ground, Edinburgh (1746)
  • Invergarry Cemetery, Highlands (1957)
  • Cromdale and Advie, Morayshire (1768)
  • Old Monklands Cemetery (1632)
  • Biggar Churchyard and Cemetery, South Lanarkshire (1700)
  • Larkhall, South Lanarkshire (1900)
  • Lesmahagow Churchyard, South Lanarkshire (1622)
  • Stonehouse Churchyard, South Lanarkshire (1651)
  • Stonehouse Old and New Cemeteries, South Lanarkshire (1876)
  • Strathaven Cemetery, South Lanarkshire (1676)
  • St Mary's Churchyard, Dunblane, Stirling (1833)
  • Abercorn Churchyard and Cemetery, West Lothian (1662)
  • Adambrae Cemetery, West Lothian (1932)
The date in brackets is the earliest readable year for that particular cemetery. Have a look and see what ancestors you can uncover:


Wednesday 21 November 2012

Historic Hospitals Admission Records Project

This website provides access to 120,000 admission records to four children’s hospitals. Although three of the hospitals are in London, the database also contains records from the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow. 

Records are fully searchable and free to access. However, many of the details are limited to registered users of the site only. Registration is free. Once your registration is confirmed, you can search by any number of fields. Information provided for each record includes: date of admission, name, disease, registration district (if known), length of stay, year of birth, age at admission, normal residence (if known), admitting physician, what child was admitted for, disease group, outcome of the disease (cured, well, not relieved, dead), date of discharge as well religion, name of parent and occupation of parent if these were known. 

The website also contains historical information on the hospital itself, as well as a small biography on each of the primary doctors and nurses. There is a gallery with some photographs but none appear labelled.  

Well worth a look.



Saturday 17 November 2012

BIFHSGO Call for Papers - Conference 2013

The British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) is seeking proposals for presentations at its 19th annual conference, September 20-22, 2013 to be held in Ottawa at Library and Archives Canada. The focus for 2013 year will be on Ireland. Proposals for other presentations besides those on Ireland are also invited as well as proposals for pre-conference workshops or seminars on Friday, September 20, 2013. Details on writing the proposals can be found at under the Conference heading. Please send your proposals to before January 31, 2013.

Friday 16 November 2012

Upcoming Scottish Genealogy Events

If you are in the Hamilton ON area, the Hamilton Branch of the OGS will be holding their WISE group meeting (Welsh, Irish, Scottish, English) onWednesday, November 21 at 7 pm at the Public Library, Main branch.

If you are in Simcoe County, the Simcoe County OGS branch will be hosting James Thomson on Saturday December 1 to talk about the British Resources available through the Toronto FHC. The meeting takes place from 2 - 4 pm at the LDS church in  Barrie. 
For more info:
If you are in the Montreal area, QFHS is having a "Genealogical Day in Scotland" event on Saturday December 1 from 10 - 3 pm at their History Centre and Library. For  more info:

Wednesday 7 November 2012

FindMyPast Adds Newspapers

FindMyPast has added British Newspapers (1710-1950) to it's extensive database collection. The images are 5 credits to view if you do not have a subscription. I was able to get the article relating the the mining accident that killed my 3X great grandfather and his only son, aged 18. The images can be saved to your computer in PDF format.

Here's the link:

Monday 5 November 2012

Interim Report from IIJG on Scottish Jewry

The International Institute for Jewish Genealogy in Jerusalem has published an interim report of its research into the demographic and genealogical profile of Scottish Jewry.

From the website:  

“One extraordinary aspect to emerge is extremely high turn-over of Jews in Scotland throughout the 19th century – in any given decade a majority of the Jews in the country moved on elsewhere, either within the UK or to foreign parts, only to be replaced by gradually increasing numbers of new immigrants.”
Here's the link to the report:



Forces War Records Launches Online Digital Library

Forces War Records announces launch of online digital library of books, newspapers and magazines, some more than a hundred years old. 

“The library holds a huge catalogue of interesting documents, many of which chronicle the movements of regiments, ships and other units during the world wars and beyond”.