Local studies

Historic burials

For burials before 1950 in Midlothian

The Local Family & History Library (in Dalkeith Library) holds information about burials in local cemeteries and churchyards.

When you make an enquiry, it's important that you provide as much information as you can, such as the full name of the deceased and their place and date of death.

For burials after 1950 in Midlothian

Contact the Cemeteries Administration Unit for burials after 1950, or for general enquiries about local cemeteries.

Cemetery maps and plans

Cemetery maps and plans can be used to locate the site of an individual burial.


Local Studies holds a large collection of photographs of historic headstones in local cemeteries.