Thousands of Scottish poor law and occupations records added to FindMyPast

04 November 2022
The Scottish occupation records at FindMyPast run from the 16th century onwards
Explore thousands of family history records from the 16th through to the 19th century at FindMyPast.

Looking for your Scottish ancestors? Records on the genealogy website FindMyPast could help you find that elusive forebear.

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Scotland: poor law & lists

FindMyPast have added 16,820 records into this collection, which span from 1816 to 1901. With records for Inverness, Wick, Dreghorn and Perthshire, you may uncover key details about your ancestor’s circumstances.

You might spot your ancestor’s residence and occupation, plus details of disabilities and their financial situation. This collection now has over 120,000 records to explore. Explore here.

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Scotland: occupations and professions

A further 16,000 records have been added to this collection. They come from various sources and reach back into the 16th century. You may find clues about ancestors who were shopkeepers, seafarers, writers, surgeons, and merchants. Explore here.

Records available to FindMyPast subscribers. FindMyPast also regularly offer a free trial to new users and you can also use the database at various libraries and record offices around the country.

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