Friday, May 20, 2016

Scottish Mental Health and Paternity Records

Graham and Emma Maxwell, genealogists at Maxwell Ancestry, have developed the Scottish Indexes website with a wealth of resources to help you trace your Scottish family tree online. They have a large collection of indexes, from unique sources such as prison and court records to more commonly used sources such as birth, marriage, death and census records. While currently many records are from the south of Scotland, their Quaker records and mental health records cover all of Scotland, and more records from other areas of Scotland are to be added soon.

Online record sets include :

  • Pre-1841 Censuses and Population Lists
  • 1841 Census
  • 1851 Census
  • 1861 Census
  • Mental Health Records
  • Prison Registers
  • Sheriff Court Paternity Decrees
  • Register of Deeds
  • Register of Sasines
  • Kelso Dispensary Patient Registers
  • Non-OPR Births/Baptisms
  • Non-OPR Banns/Marriages
  • Non-OPR Deaths/Burials

In addition, Scottish Indexes has also set up a dedicated Mental Health Institutions in Scotland homepage, providing historical information and details of locally held archive resources for hospitals that are yet to appear online.  Institutions are indexed by County.

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