Wednesday, January 02, 2013

DeceasedOnline growth plans for 2013

Just received an email from Richard Gray at, who describes the site's ambitious goal to double the size of their database during 2013. He also mentions:

"In the immediate future, over the Christmas/New Year period, we've been working on the headstone collections for Scotland and we've just completed data for a total of 41 burial sites (cemeteries and churchyards) throughout Fife in East Scotland and these comprise nearly 80,000 names with the records dating back to 1635.  The records comprise photographs of headstones and memorials together with the digitized carefully transcribed inscriptions from all.  We now have nearly 1.2 million burial records in Scotland on the Deceased Online website. "

Ol'  Myrt's visit to today shows an easily navigable home page: bills itself as "The central database for UK burials and cremations" including:
The ability to search registers by Country, Region, County, Burial Authority or Crematorium free of charge. 
Register members buy credits to "pay per view" and gain access to:
  • Computerised cremation and burial records
  • 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

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
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