Mortuary Records

This is a guide to the police mortuary records for Glasgow city.

What do I need to know before I start?

Try to find out:

  • ​the name of the person
  • the date of death


What records can I find in the Mitchell: Gla​sgow City Archives?

Glasgow City Archives holds record books from the police city mortuary dating from May 1935 to January 2012.

The record books include details such as:

  • name of the deceased
  • age
  • occupation (occasionally)
  • address
  • cause of death
  • name of examining surgeon

The record books do not include post mortem reports.


Due to the sensitive nature of these records advance permission for access is required. For more details please contact the archivists.


What records can I see on​line?

The records are not available online.



Glasgow City Archives

0141 287 2910

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