Provision of Genealogical Information

 

To those seeking historical information about family members who may and been Baptised, Married or  be buried in the Cathedral graveyard or area;

All Kirk records older than 50 years are required to be lodged with the Church of Scotland offices at 121 George Street, Edinburgh. At the time of the Reformation, all materials pertaining to the Cathedral’s life as a Catholic Church, were removed we believe, to France.

The Cathedral does not hold any records of those buried in the immediate Old and New Burial Grounds, however we can put you in touch with someone who can provide limited  research into family members interred. This is offered on a free, no guarantee basis. They may be contacted by using the Contact Form  and selecting “To request assistance on tracing ancestors” as the reason for contacting the Cathedral from the drop down menu.

The Glasgow Necropolis, which sits above the Cathedral but has no direct connection with the Cathedral.This burial ground was always intended to be interdenominational and the first burial in 1832 was that of a Jew, Joseph Levi, a jeweller. In 1833 the first Christian burial was of Elizabeth Miles, stepmother of the Superintendent, George Mylne.  Information on this may be obtained from the Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.