21 May 2021
FindMyPast has today announced the release of 2.7M civil birth, marriage and death records for Scotland, spanning the years 1855 to 2021, plus five new newspapers.
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Scotland births, 1855-2019
Compiled from a number of sources, this growing set of millions of records has been compiled from a number of sources, including:
- local government indexes held by various councils and archives
- volunteer & local family history society transcriptions
- modern records
- civil registers
Providing a variety of valuable biographical details including dates, locations, parents’ names and residences, the collection will continue to grow over the coming months as further records are collated.
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Scotland marriages, 1855-2019
Search this collection to discover when, where and to whom your ancestors were married. Using the information you glean from this index, you can access copies of original Scottish marriage certificates via ScotlandsPeople.
Scotland deaths & burials, 1855-2021
This extensive record set reveals rich Scottish family research detail including death and burial facts, addresses, occupations and next of kin.
Five new Scottish newspapers
This new release of records also includes five newspapers:
- Glasgow Weekly Herald covering 1865, 1867-1869, 1879-1881, 1883-1885, 1887, 1889 and 1891-1892
- Glasgow Weekly Mail covering 1862-1864, 1866-1868, 1879-1880, 1883, 1886, 1888 and 1890-1892
- Inverness Advertiser and Ross-shire Chronicle covering 1849-1885
- Inverness Journal and Northern Advertiser covering 1812-1833, 1835-1836, 1840-1842 and 1844-1848
- Kirriemuir Free Press and Angus Advertiser covering 1928-1949
Records available to FindMyPast members. Please note that many archives and libraries provide their members with access to FindMyPast and you can also take a free trial if you're new to the site.