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Burial Records and Monumental Inscriptions

Burial Records

The Mitchell Library holds microfilm copies of the records of some 20 Glasgow cemeteries, from the 18th century to the 1950s. The arrangement is chronological within each cemetery and, unfortunately, there are no indexes.

Additional cemetery registers for Glasgow, along with more recent records, are kept by the Bereavement Services Section of Glasgow City Council.   

Monumental Inscriptions

Monumental inscriptions (MIs) is a term used for anything that is engraved on a memorial stone, such a gravestone or monument. They can be useful for genealogists because they often show family relationships. The Family History Centre holds published MIs for many graveyards throughout Scotland and library staff have compiled an index to these which you can download. The MIs are listed in the index by place name, but in the library they are arranged by county.  

Obituaries and Death Notices

The Mitchell Library has a large collection of newspapers and periodicals - many of which contain obituaries and death notices. Most of the newspapers and periodicals in our collections, however, are not indexed. 

Noteworthy, because of the early period covered, is the Scots Magazine,1739 - 1833. Each volume (100 in total) contains notices of births, marriages and deaths and is indexed. 

Register of Deceased Seamen

Arranged chronologically month by month, this register is available for the years 1886 - 1952. It includes information such as name of ship, cause of death, rank and where the seamen came from. 

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