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Scottish Pensioner United with Siblings After 70 Years

The following excerpt is from an article posted in the April 9, 2014 edition of scotsman.com: A Scottish pensioner has been reunited with his long-lost brother and sister for the first time in 70 years. Grandfather William Rae, of Clochan in Moray, grew up with a foster family and spent decades trying to trace his […]

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Wills of Scottish Soldiers Killed in WWI to Go Online

The following excerpt is from an article in the February 24, 2014 edition of NewsNetScotland.com: The wills of 26,000 Scottish soldiers who died in the Great War are to be made available online for the first time as part of centenary commemorations marking the outbreak of WWI, the First Minister Alex Salmond announced today (Monday, […]

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Scotland’s Valuation Rolls 1885 Posted Online

Property records containing the names and addresses of more than 1.4 million people living in Scotland in 1885 were released on ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk, the government’s family history website, a few days ago. The following News Release is from Scotland’s People: Historical Property Records Go Online The Valuation Rolls of 1885 offer genealogists and other history researchers […]

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“Who Do You Think You? Live” is Going to Glasgow Scotland in August

The following teaser is from an article written by Miriam Evans, and posted at visitscotland.com: If you have ever seen Who Do You Think You Are? on the TV, then if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably wondered what family secrets would be revealed if there was a whole team on-hand to help you research […]

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The Scottish Valuation Rolls for 1885

The following is from Scotlands People: We’re delighted to announce that the Valuation Rolls (VRs) for 1885 have just been added to the ScotlandsPeople website. The new records comprise 1,441,484 indexed names/addresses and 77,238 digital images (taken from 144 volumes), and cover every kind of property that was assessed in 1885 as having a rateable […]

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Scottish Property Valuation Rolls for 1920 Go Online

The following News Release is from Grant Millar, marketing executive for DC Thomson Family History (formerly known as brightsolid online publishing) ‘Homes fit for heroes’? New historical records offer a fascinating snapshot of Scottish society in the wake of the First World War The names and addresses of more than 2.6 million people living in […]

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The 1895 Valuation Rolls Are Now Live on the ScotlandsPeople Website

The following was received from Scotland’sPeople: The Valuation Rolls (VRs) in Scotland for 1895 have just been added to the ScotlandsPeople website. The new records, comprising 2,095,707 indexed names and 75,565 digital images, cover every kind of building, structure or dwelling that was assessed in 1895 as having a rateable value, and provide a fascinating […]

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Scots Property Records for 1905 Go Online

The following is from Grant Miller at BrightSolid.com: From tenements to palaces – these records offer a fascinating snapshot of Scotland during the Edwardian era and are a major new genealogy resource Over 2 million names of Scots included in the property records for 1905 are being released today online for the first time via […]

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Tracing Your English & Scottish Ancestors

Moorshead Magazines is the publisher of Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy, and Discovering Family History. Every so often the company collects the best articles on a particular subject from each of the three magazines and combines them into a special edition. Tracing You English & Scottish Ancestors is one such release. Produced in 2011, this 56-page special […]

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Irish Books are Popular, but British and Scottish Research Book Have Their Place Too

While Irish research, and by extension Irish research books, are always at the popularity list, British and Scottish books and research are also highly popular. Below are just a few of the books to be found at Family Root Publishing for these two groups. Scottish books with reviews on this site 17th Century Scots in […]

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Retired Scots Council Clerk Accused of Destroying Adoption Records

The following excerpt is from an article in the November 11, 2012 edition of the Daily Record and Sunday Mail: A RETIRING registrar has been accused of deliberately destroying adoption records detailing the birth parents of babies born over 30 years. The records, held by council officials, contained vital details for children who later wanted […]

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Scottish Wills & Testaments from 1902 to 1925 Go Online

The following news release was received from Grant Millar at Brightsolid: · From inmates of poorhouses to owners of mansions – a fascinating portrait of Scottish life during the early 20th Century and a major new family history resource A colourful picture of life in Scotland in the early 20th Century is revealed today, with […]

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Scottish-American Court Records: 1733-1783

Many early Scottish immigrants were enterprising individuals. In fact, many were engaged in such economic endeavors like the tobacco trade, which prior to the Revolution was controlled by Glasgow-based merchants and their factors. As is always the case, where there are business transactions there are lawsuits. Scottish-American Court Records: 1733-1783 lists North American residents engaged […]

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The ScotlandsPeople Website is Ten Years Old

The family history website, ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk, celebrates its tenth birthday in September 2012. Officially launched in mid-September 2002, ScotlandsPeople was one of the first genealogy sites to arrive on the web. The site now contains over 90 million digital records and corresponding images, and adds new sets of fully-searchable historical records on a regular basis. With […]

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It’s Time to Check Out Dwight Radford’s “The Journey Home Genealogy” Irish Blog Again

Dwight Radford has posted a lot of GREAT STUFF since I last posted a blog about his The Journey Home Genealogy website. His last 5 blogs alone dealt with the following topics: Presbyterian Identity Prince Edward Island Archives Scots-Irish and Muscogee (Creek) Connection The Un-churched Dictionary of the Churched (1811) – Part 2 The Un-Churched […]

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