How do I find out if someone died in Scotland?

How do I find out if someone died in Scotland?

The statutory register of deaths dates from 1 January 1855 when compulsory, civil registration was introduced in Scotland. The records are indexed by personal name. If you need a death certificate for official or legal purposes please go to certificates and copies for guidance about online ordering.

Can you search death records online UK?

You can: search the GRO online Index of historic births (18) and deaths (18) view index reference numbers for free on the FreeBMD website.

How do I find out the date of someone’s death UK?

Death records can be found at, which you can access via TheGenealogist. ‘BMD’ stands for Births, Marriages & Deaths records kept by the General Register Office (GRO) of England & Wales, part of the National Office of Statistics (NOS).

How do I trace someone in Scotland?

Contact the General Register Office for Scotland (GROS). This is a valuable resource if you are having difficulty finding someone in Scotland. As a part of the Scottish Administration, GROS hold records of births, marriage, divorce, deaths, civil unions and adoptions.

How can I trace someone for free?

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How do I trace my family tree in Scotland?

Use ScotlandsPeople “Head online to ScotlandsPeople, which has access to digitised records in Edinburgh. The website has access to certificates for births, marriages and deaths and they go back to 1855 when civil registration started in Scotland.”