Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

25/10/2007

LAND REGISTERS AND VALUATIUON ROLLS AS SOURCES FOR GENEALOGY

Most genealogists are familiar to a greater or lesser degree with the Register of Sasines, the land registers of Scotland starting in 1617, and the Valuation Rolls, starting in 1855. These records, together with all the others mentioned below, are held at the National Archives of Scotland [formerly the Scottish Record Office] in Edinburgh. While pointing out some uses of these classes of record to the genealogist, it is worth widening the field to look at similar classes which preceded them and to suggest some ways in which they offer opportunities as source material perhaps not immediately apparent to the researcher. for more click here

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