Monumental Inscriptions

Monumental Inscriptions (MIs) are engravings on grave markers or other memorials to the dead.

What do I need to know before I start?

Try to find out:

  • name of the deceased (and possible other first names and alternative spellings of second names)
  • likely date of death
  • place where the deceased was buried (this is usually near the place where he or she lived or died, or where other family members were buried, although there are exceptions)​


What records can I find in the Mitchell: Special Collections?


What records can I see online?

What other resources will help me find information?


  • A.C.W. Merrick, R.S.J. Clarke and the Ulster Historical Foundation, “Gravestone Inscriptions: Old Belfast Families and the New Burying Ground from Gravestone Inscriptions, with Wills...” (1991)
  • Sheila M. Spiers, “Monumental Inscriptions for Old Meldrum Churchyard” (1987)
  • Irene Sutherland, “Monumental Inscriptions: Geddes Churchyard, Nairn-shire” (1995)
  • Angus Mitchell, Mary Mitchell and Marjorie Stewart (compilers), “A list of published and unpublished monumental inscriptions held by the Scottish Genealogy Society” (2002)​



Special Collections

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