Scottish Memorial Inscription Database Now on Ancestry

If you have Scottish ancestors, you may be interested in Ancestry’s new “Aberdeen and North-East Scotland, Index to Memorial Inscription Booklets, 1500-2021” database. With 185,928 records, it’s a substantial resource for family history investigation.

This database indexes booklets containing transcriptions of memorial inscriptions (MIs) from cemeteries and churchyards in the region. MIs can provide the following genealogical information:

Full names of the deceased
Dates of birth and death
Family relationships
Occasionally, notes on occupations or places of residence

This is an index. To view the complete inscriptions, you’ll need to locate the original MI booklets. The index was created by the Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society (ANESFHS) ( Most records are in English.

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