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How to Get Full Details for a Death Entry 
-  South Ronaldsay and Burray Ancestors' Signatures Project  - 



When ordering the record which shows your ancestor's signature, remember to use
  the year of death and the decedent's name to find the correct civil death register
 on the ScotlandsPeople web site.  When seeking a civil death register from the
 Genealogical Society of Utah, order the microfilm for the decedent's year of death.


 ScotlandsPeople
   web site:

    http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ 

You can search in the indexes found at  ScotlandsPeople to a comprehensive set of a wide range of historical official records held by the National Records of Scotland, and not only for the civil death registers found indexed on my web site(s).  The National Records of Scotland maintains a searchable index for statutory registers, church records, census records, and valuation rolls, among other records.  The explanatory and search pages are free, and viewing of an individual entry is on a 'pay-per-view' basis.  A paper copy of an official extract can be ordered electronically for delivery by ordinary post at the statutory fee.

 Ordering Family History Library microfilms:

The Genealogical Society of Utah, by courtesy of the Registrar General for Scotland, put the following years of civil death registers on microfilm. . .
here is a summary of the FHL microfilm numbers, if you would like to order the microfilms for yourself to view images of the actual registers, from
    your local Family History Center Library :


  Civil Death Register for 1855  ~  # 103,477

  Civil Death Register for 1856  ~  # 256,404

  Civil Death Register for 1857  ~  # 280,251

  Civil Death Register for 1858  ~  # 280,308

  Civil Death Register for 1859  ~  # 280,360

  Civil Death Register for 1860  ~  # 292,800

  Civil Death Register for 1861  ~  # 224,394

  Civil Death Register for 1862  ~  # 292,854

  Civil Death Register for 1863  ~  # 294,733

  Civil Death Register for 1864  ~  # 323,647

  Civil Death Register for 1865  ~  # 330,103

  Civil Death Register for 1866  ~  # 350,879

  Civil Death Register for 1867  ~  # 349,032

  Civil Death Register for 1868  ~  # 363,236

  Civil Death Register for 1869  ~  # 384,120

  Civil Death Register for 1870  ~  # 385,321

  Civil Death Register for 1871  ~  # 224,582

  Civil Death Register for 1872  ~  # 300,298

  Civil Death Register for 1873  ~  # 300,354

  Civil Death Register for 1874  ~  # 340,241

  Civil Death Register for 1875  ~  # 385,342

  Civil Death Register for 1881  ~  # 234,175

  Civil Death Register for 1891  ~  # 256,335