11 October 2017
Valuation Rolls for 1935 have been added to the rolls for 1855 to 1930 at ScotlandsPeople, adding a further 2.7 million indexed names and address to the existing online records.
Valuation Rolls for 1935 have been added to the rolls for 1855 to 1930 at ScotlandsPeople, adding a further 2.7 million indexed names and address to the existing online records. Read our exclusive National Records of Scotland family history column in each issue of History Scotland magazine.
The total of index entries available to researchers on the ScotlandsPeople site is now over 118 million, showing the names and addresses of owners, tenants and occupiers of property throughout Scotland.
The valuation rolls now span 80 years from 1855 to 1935 and are searchable through nearly 28 million index entries. In the first rolls of 1855 there are just over 1 million entries, and in 1930 there were 2.5 million names. Between 1855 and 1930 Scotland’s population grew from over 3 million to 4.8 million.
A window into 1935
Tim Ellis, Registrar General and Keeper of the Records of Scotland, said: "We're delighted to be adding to the huge resources of ScotlandsPeople. The latest year opens a window into Scotland in 1935, giving an intriguing glimpse into life at the time. It is part of our commitment at National Records of Scotland to continue improving public access to the records researchers want."
Among the newly-released records are entries relating to some of Scotland's well- known authors, including Compton Mackenzie, Neil Gunn, Jospehine Tey, Nan Shepherd and Annie S. Swan.
For more on using the Valuation Rolls for research, see the ScotlandsPeople online guide.
It is free to search the indexes however to download and view an image, you need to buy ScotlandsPeople credits, details of which are listed here.
(image copyright Kim Traynor, showing New Register House, the home of ScotlandsPeople)