Saturday, 24 December 2016

Scottish Records Release on FindMyPast

FindMyPast has released some indexes for Scottish records which might be helpful to those researching Scottish ancestors

The first is Scotland Mental Health Institutions Admissions 1857-1859
and includes and index of admission records for over 50 Scottish mental health institutions including asylums and poorhouses between 1857 and 1859. These indices you will get:
  • Name
  • Age
  • Birth year
  • Birth place
  • Occupation
  • Former residence
  • Place found
  • Year
  • Institution
  • Institution county
  • Patient identification number
  • Archive
  • Archive reference
The second is Scotland Prison Registers Index 1828-1884Was your Scottish ancestor a criminal? The indices will give you: 
  • First name(s)
  • Last name
  • Sex
  • Age
  • Birth year
  • Birth county
  • Birth country
  • Occupation
  • Residence
  • Crime
  • Prison
  • Prison county
  • Prison country
  • Archive
  • Archive reference
These are the same indices that are available through

The index returns on Scottish Indexes

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