If you live outwith Scotland, find a researcher who could spend a
half day or complete day plus their fee to find loads of certificates
for you on fiche from the computer index for not too exorbitant a cost.
In message <016f01c00bb0$d42ad3a0$f10301d5@nimo>, Nicholas J. Moir
> HI Alex & John,
> You are not quite correct in saying that they point you direct to
> the indexes, as all they do is give you a list of names and years
> of death, along with the Registered District of the death. You then
> have to send for an Extract of the Certificate at a cost of £10,
> and there is NO GUARANTEE that you have chosen the correct one,
> unless you know the place and year of the death.
> If you are lucky, you will obtain an Extract of the correct Death
> Certificate, but there are hundreds of people who send their £10 or
> $16 (US) and find that they have a copy of a certificate pertaining
> to someone who is not related.
> It is a good system, but it can be very, very, expensive if you
> don't get the correct Extract.
> Take care,
> Nick Moir
> Aberdeenshire & Angus Ancestors.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Alex Ritchie
>> To: Peterhead@egroups.com
>> Sent: Monday, August 21, 2000 8:35 PM
>> Subject: [Peterhead] Cremations
>> For John Cave :
>> Hi John,
>> Sorry you've no one left in Peterhead.
>> If cremated there would obviously be no burial
>> record. I suppose there would be records in the Crematorium in
>> Aberdeen but I've never had to pursue anything like that myself.
>> There would, of course, be a Death Certificate
>> and it would be resident at the Registrar in Peterhead. But,
>> again, I expect they would require a search fee.
>> The other place would be New Register House in
>> Edinburgh which keeps ALL Birth, Death & Marriage Certificates
>> for the whole of Scotland. You can search their INDEXES on-line
>> for a modest fee. I believe you get something like 20 pages of
>> Indexes for around £6/ Once you have them on the INDEXES that
>> points you straight to the certificate entry itself. Again. I've
>> never used this facility, preferring just to go over to
>> Edinburgh when I need to do some research.
>> ANYONE OUT THERE ABLE TO HELP JOHN REGARDING
>> THE USE OF NEW REGISTER HOUSE'S ON-LINE SEARCH FACILITY ?
>> Regards...........................................Alex Ritchie
>> Peterhead Genealogy at http://axs.com.au/~wsb/
> Peterhead Genealogy at http://axs.com.au/~wsb/
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