Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

27/8/2004

Description of Statistical Accounts of Scotland

The two Statistical Accounts of Scotland, covering the 1790s and the 1830s, are among the best contemporary reports of life during the agricultural and industrial revolutions in Europe. Learn more about the area in which you or your ancestors have lived, or use this key source to study the emergence of the modern British State and the economic and social impact of the world’s first industrial nation.

Based largely on information supplied by each parish church minister, the original (first) Statistical Account and the New (second) Statistical Account provide a rich record of a wide variety of topics: wealth, class and poverty; climate, agriculture, fishing and wildlife; population, schools, and the moral health of the people.

A free service is available to all users with the basic features of searching, viewing, printing and bookmarking a parish from the two Accounts.

For further information please go to-
http://edina.ac.uk/stat-acc-scot/description.shtml

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