Findmypast adds 1.3 million Scottish records

This week, Findmypast added 1,312,523 new Scottish records to its collection.

If your ancestor spent time in a mental health institution in years gone by, their name may appear in the new Mental Health Institution Admission Registers. You can also explore over a million new Poor Law and crime records.

Scotland, Mental Health Institutions Registers and Admissions
Findmypast added a brand new set of 220,7317 Scottish mental health institutional records, spanning 1858 to 1921.

Scotland, Court and Criminal Database
They also added more than a million Scottish court database transcriptions to this existing collection. These records were taken from the Court of Sessions, Crown Counsel Procedure Books and the Scottish Prison Records Index.

Scotland, Poor Law and Poor Lists
If your Scottish ancestor received Poor Law relief between 1845 and 1930, their name may appear within these 7,906 new records from Wigtownshire and the Scottish Borders.

Prisoners of War News
For anyone interested in Second World War history, the Prisoners of War News details the names and other details of British soldiers who were held as prisoners of war in Germany. This British Red Cross publication was first published in November 1940 in Aberdeen. If you’re having trouble finding your ancestor in Findmypast’s traditional POW records, this title may help to fill in the gaps.

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