Scottish family history news and links


List of SSPCK schools and schoolmasters 1733 – online now

The 1940 Valuation Rolls for Scotland are now online at ScotlandsPeople. Valuation rolls can help you find people (owner, tenant or occupier but not whole families) between the censuses. The 1855, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1920, 1925, 1930 and 1935 rolls have been available for some time. How useful are valuation rolls?

I’m delighted to have played a part in getting the Blue Jacket Boy’s letter delivered – about a century late!

Scotland is a big country when it comes to family history. So for now the links concentrate on:

The links will take you to sites you’ll find useful if you have ancestors from these areas or you are planning to visit.