Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy


We are but dust and shadows


In Scotland, we are lucky to be surrounded by our past, by sites and monuments each telling their own unique stories. Our old graveyards are full of information about ordinary Scots who lived centuries ago. We can learn what sorts of jobs they did, what sorts of lives they had, and sometimes we can even see what the fashions of the day were!

Upright gravestones of the sort we know today first appeared in Scotland around 1640. These were smaller than the traditional flat graveslabs used in the Middle Ages. As this new upright style was cheaper, more ordinary people could afford to have a gravestone set up for themselves and their families. for more click here

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