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Fife, Scotland – New Headstone Collections

These records (from Scottish Monumental Inscriptions) comprise photographs of headstones and memorials with digitised transcribed inscriptions for easy reading.

You can search for these records through the usual 'free search' and 'advance search' facilities on the website. In advance search, you can specifically search under the 'headstone collections' option as well as entering details in other search fields. With all searches, when you find a 'headstone collection' register summary, you can either purchase/download all records (photographs and transcriptions) for an entire cemetery or burial ground or the featured headstone(s) only.

The administrative area of Fife Council is located on the east coast of Scotland just north of the Firth of Forth and Edinburgh and bordered by Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire to the west. In this headstone collection, there are nearly 23,000 new recorded names available to search, with associated photographs and transcripts of headstones and memorials with digitised transcribed inscriptions. All the burial sites together with the earliest date recorded for any readable headstone are indicated below:

Burial grounds and cemeteries in Fife Earliest Readable Year
Pittenweem Cemetery, Fife 1675
Rosyth Old Churchyard, Fife 1635
Saline Old Churchyard and Cemetery, Fife 1667
Scoonie Cemetery, Fife 1710
St Adrians, West Wemyss, Fife 1704
St Andrews Eastern Cemetery 1823
St Marys on the Sea Churchyard, East Wemyss, Fife  
St Monans Cemetery, Fife 1695
St Monans Churchyard, Fife 1665
Strathmiglo Churchyard and Cemetery, Fife 1681
Tulliallan Churchyard, Fife 1683
Vicarsford Cemetery, Fife 1811

The transcriptions have been prepared by a dedicated group of friends, based in Fife, directly from the headstone and memorial photographs they have taken. Many of these headstones are extremely old and weathered, making the inscriptions difficult to read. It is therefore impossible for Scottish Monumental Inscriptions or Deceased Online to guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the transcriptions.

It should also be noted that headstones are memorials and frequently mention relatives and friends who are not buried in that grave. Also in Scotland a married woman is often, but not always, recorded by her maiden name.

For more information on collections and how they can be searched, see the Help page "Collections" under "Searching" in the Help index, or click here.

More specific information about these collections in particular can be found by clicking the "about..." links next to these collections when they are offered in search results.

Deceased Online Ltd has been granted licence by Scottish Monumental Inscriptions to display the indexes for search purposes and to sell the headstone photographs and inscription transcripts. Copyright of these images and transcripts remains with Scottish Monumental Inscriptions.

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