Moray Burial Ground Research Group

Moray Burial Ground Research Group, based in Elgin, was established in 2003 and plans to survey every Burial Ground in the area, which includes the old county of Banff.  Most of the Group's research takes place in churchyards and cemeteries, although some research takes place in archival centres.

Moray is located in North-east Scotland, covering an area of 2237 square kilometres.  According to the 2001 Census, it has a population of approximately 86940.

Information about Moray Burial Ground Research Group


Please use the Contacts page on their site to find the email of the person you wish to contact

Databases and Indexes

Some Indexes are on the site, including The Forgotten Tombstones of Moray - this index relates to buried stones from churchyards de-turfed, re-turfed and fully recorded by the Group.  The following graveyards have been transcribed:

  • Alves
  • Bellie
  • Birnie
  • Burghead
  • Dipple
  • Drainie Old (RAF Lossiemouth)
  • Essil
  • Kinneddar
  • Kirkhill
  • Lhanbryde Old Churchyard
  • Rafford Churchyard
  • Urquhart Churchyard
  • Spynie Old Churchyard

Monumental Inscriptions of some Moray Burial Grounds are also accessible on the site.


Some publications are available for sale, including:

  • The Lands and People of Moray and Banffshire 
  • Memorial Inscriptions


Back Issues of their Newsletter are available on the site.


  1. Family Tree Resources
  2. Family History Societies
  3. Moray Burial Ground Research Group