Searching burial records

All requests for a search of burial records for cemeteries within our jurisdiction must be in writing to Neighbourhood Services either:

  • via their online contact form
  • by letter to Neighbourhood Services, Council Headquarters, Newtwon St Boswells, TD6 0SA.

Requests must include:

  • the name of the deceased
  • exact date of death
  • last address of deceased (if known)
  • name of the cemetery

Further information

If you do not know the exact date of death, this can be established by contacting the General Register Office for Scotland:

  • in writing to New Register House, 3 West Register Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3YT
  • calling 0131 334 0380

Their office is open 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Thursday and 8:30am to 4:30pm Friday.