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August 28, 2017

Got Scottish Ancestors?

I recently discovered a new (to me) website when searching for my former daughter-in-law's Scottish ancestors.

The website Scottish Indexes explains

"The aim of this website is to help you trace your Scottish family tree and find out more about the lives of your ancestors by helping you access historic documents that are here in Scotland.
We have a wide range of indexes from birth, marriage, death and census records to mental health and prison records. You can search all of our indexes from this page or you can go to our 'Record Sets' page and search by individual category. Find out exactly what we have indexed so far on our coverage page."
It's a mix of records. For example I found this record:

Register of Extracted Decrees

PursuerHelen Murie, daughter of Robert Murie, Balfron, Stirlingshire
DefenderThomas Bulloch, Watchmaker & Jeweller, Strathaven
Year of Child's Birth1880
Year Extract Isssued1880
Sheriff CourtHamilton
CountyLanarkshire
NRS ReferenceSC37/7/25 p. 15
The site gives me two options to purchase the record since this is an index only. The options are:

1. the full record for a small fee
2. full record plus a transcription for a slightly larger fee

If you have Scottish ancestors you may want to give this site a look.


2 comments:

T said...

another place to check for Scottish ancestors
http://scottishprisonersofwar.com/

ScotSue said...

Very useful to know - thank you.