Angus Council, Scotland is the first authority to put its burial records online. More than 200,000 burial records, dating from the 1800s, are being published online for the first time. Angus Council said the service would offer a portal to the county's past and give people the chance to discover more about their ancestry. Deceased Online has digitized the burial records of all the lairs in 71 cemeteries managed by the authority. Maps showing the exact locations of graves and digital photographs of headstones are also being provided.
The records will cover cemeteries in Forfar, Arbroath and Montrose and feature details about characters like Peter Pan author JM Barrie, who is buried in Kirriemuir.
You can read more at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/tayside_and_central/8260587.stm.
I interviewed Richard Gray, head of marketing at Deceased Online, some months ago. You can watch that interview if you first go to http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2009/04/video-interview-richard-gray-of-deceased-online.html.
DeceasedOnline may be found at http://www.DeceasedOnline.com.