Information Sources

If you are looking for more information about the cemeteries and people, here are some places to look.

Bob Headland’s 1986 Article

Bob Headland’s 1986 Article in the Sandefjord Museum Yearbook Bob was based at King Edward Point until expelled by the Argentine invaders in 1982. He did a lot of research into the cemeteries and published an article in the Sandefjord Whaling Museum’s yearbook 1982-86. The…

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DIS-Norge Genealogical Resource

The DIS-Norge Website has some information about Norwegians and where they are buried. There are some entries for South Georgia. Try searching for Leith, Husvik etc.

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Jane Cameron Memorial Archive

The Jane Cameron Memorial Archive in Stanley, Falkland Islands, holds some archived material from the days when the Magistrates at South Georgia were responsible to the Falkland Islands Government. At the time of writing, July 2012, much of the information has yet to be catalogued,…

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Salvesen Archive at Edinburgh Library

An extensive archive of documents from the Salvesen Collection is held by the Centre for Research Collections at Edinburgh Library.These include correspondence, shipping records, catch statistics from the whaling station at Leith, which was run by Salvesen, newspaper cuttings, photographs. And much much more.

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Scott Polar Research Institute

The Archives at SPRI have a number of documents referring to the cemeteries etc at South Georgia. These include: Magistrates correspondence regarding deaths The Grytviken Church Book The Husvik Grave Book More details at the SPRI Website. Download a catalogue of documents in the archive.

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Shetland Museum

The Shetland Museum has a photo library at that has a number of old photographs of the whalers at South Georgia.

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