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Please note that the Bereavement Services offices at Kirkcaldy and Dunfermline Crematoria and access to the Books of Remembrance will be closed over Christmas and New Year as follows:
Saturday 24th December 2022 to Tuesday 27th December 2022
Saturday 31st December 2022 to Tuesday 3rd January 2023
Normal service provision is available:
Wednesday 28th December 2022 to Friday 30th December 2022
Wednesday 4th January 2023 onwards.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, the Books of Remembrance can be viewed online anytime via our webpage: https://www.fife.gov.uk/booksofremembrance
Alternative should you wish to visit the Books of Remembrance when the offices are open, the pages can be turned to the required date.
Coronavirus restrictions at Fifes cemeteries and crematoria have been relaxed, in line with guidance provided by the Scottish Government.
From 18th April 2022:
Our offices are open to the public. Wearing of a face covering is encouraged and we ask that you use the hand sanitiser provided.
Losing someone close to you can be very painful and after a significant loss, you may experience all kinds of emotions. Dealing with the practicalities that a death involves can seem very distressing and overwhelming.
Here you will find information that you may need to know in relation to a cremation or burial taking place, or if you need to organise one. It also gives details of options associated with the Service and in the time that follows.
We aim to provide a quality service that meets the needs of our customers. You have the right, under the Charter for the Bereaved, to request to inspect our records and to be shown around our premises. Prior notice for these sorts of requests is appreciated and helps us to avoid service disruptions.
A death should be registered as soon as possible after the death, and within eight days of the death. The registration can be carried out by:
Family history enquiries
We have been responsible for opening new cemeteries since the late 19th century and have also acquired the responsibility for older parish burial grounds records.
Bereavement Services holds the records of public cemeteries and crematoria in Fife. The records consist of burial and crematoria registers.
Should you wish to find out information on the final resting place of your ancestors, please fill out a Family History Enquiry Form, (see related publications section below for this form). This should be completed in full and returned to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will complete up to 2 family searches, per person, per month.
We currently do not charge a fee for this service.