Inspiring excellence in family history: Stiffs and Stones

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Delivered by Elizabeth Carmichael of the Local Studies Scotland (LOCSCOT) special interest group at the Annual Conference of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland (CILIPS), which took place 1-3 June 2009.

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  • 1. Stiffs and Stones
    • CILIPS Conference
    • June 2009
    • Elizabeth Carmichael
    • Locscot
    • www.slainte.org.uk/cilips/sigs/ locscot

2. 3. Old Parish Registers - Deaths

  • Church of Scotland
  • Earliest from 1553
  • Collected in by Register General in 1854
  • Very incomplete holdings survive
  • Now on Scotlands People
  • Microfilm in libraries

4. 5. 6. Cemeteries

  • Kirkyards filled up
  • Industrialisation
  • Other denominations
  • Almost all now in the care of local authorities

7. Interment Registers

  • Good amount of detail
  • Chronological
  • Lair registers

8. Monumental Inscriptions

  • Scottish Genealogy Society
  • Surveys of burying grounds
  • Increasing coverage
  • Link generations

9. 10. Other records

  • Newspapers
  • Local histories libraries
  • Archives
  • Websites

11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Stiffs and Stones CILIPS Conference June 2009 Elizabeth Carmichael Locscot www.slainte.org.uk/cilips/sigs/ locscot