Category Archives: Scotland

Latest additions to Findmypast — Northern Ireland parish records, Scotland Poor Law, Canadian headstones

This past week, Findmypast added more than 1.8 million records from Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Canada to its website. Fermanagh Parish Records 15,629 new records have been added across four record sets, with three updated and one new. The 7,731 new baptisms … Continue reading

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1921 census now available on ScotlandsPeople

Today, the 1921 Scotland census will be opened for the first time and made available on the ScotlandsPeople website and ScotlandsPeople Centres. There are 4.8 million individual records. These records provide a glimpse of what life was like for people in 1921 … Continue reading

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Findmypast Friday — Scottish records

Thousands of new and exclusive records for Scotland have been added this Findmypast Friday  Scotland, Poor Law & Lists Findmypast has added 16,820 records into this collection, spanning the years 1816 to 1901. With records for Inverness, Wick, Dreghorn and Perthshire, … Continue reading

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Update on release of 1921 Scotland Census

If you’re waiting to see the 1921 Scotland Census, you’re going to have to be patient. The team at ScotlandsPeople, where the census will be available online, said yesterday that the work is well advanced for the release. “We are … Continue reading

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Early 19th-century Scottish assessment roll now available on Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives’ website

If some of your ancestors lived in Aberdeenshire, Scotland as my Youngs and Fyvies did, the recent addition of a 19th-century assessment roll for the town of Peterhead to Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives‘ website may interest you. The 30-page … Continue reading

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Scottish Indexes shares tutorials on Kirk Session records

If you’re struggling with researching Kirk Session records, you may want to take a look at two free tutorials by Tessa Spencer, head of Outreach and Learning at the National Records of Scotland (NRS), that Scottish Indexes has made available … Continue reading

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New birth, marriage and death entries on ScotlandsPeople

ScotlandsPeople issued a “New Records Alert” late yesterday. They’ve added birth entries from 1921, marriage entries from 1946, and deaths from 1971.

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Findmypast publishes 10.7 million Scottish parish records

With great excitement, Findmypast yesterday announced at a virtual launch event, attended by more than 230 genealogists from both sides of the Atlantic and perhaps even farther afield, the publication of a vast new online collection of Old Parish Registers … Continue reading

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Scotland’s National Catholic Museum launches interactive virtual site

Scotland’s National Catholic Museum, Blairs Museum, has launched a new website featuring an interactive virtual museum and shop, thanks to £4 million in funding last July from the Scottish Government’s Museum Recovery and Resilience Fund established to protect Scotland’s culture … Continue reading

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Scottish Indexes creates online Learning Zone

If your ancestors came from Scotland, you’ll want to look at Scottish Indexes’ new free web section, called the Learning Zone. The section was created to help family historians learn from experts, discover the archives, and learn new research skills. … Continue reading

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