Scottish Property Records go online

Scottish Valuation Rolls Genealogy

News from the Press Office of ScotlandsPeople about the release of 2,000,000 Valuation Rolls giving the names of Owners and Occupiers of Scottish property in 1895. The records have been digitised and the images are now available for research. Every building in Scotland that was assessed as having a rateable value has been included.


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NSW Colonial Secretary Papers 1788 – 1825

New South Wales Colonial Secretary Papers 1788 – 1825Just this minute Ancestry has added a new dataset to their Australian Collection. Hot off the press is the New South Wales Colonial Secretary Papers 1788 – 1825, NSW was the first part of Australia to be settled by the British so these documents are important to those who have early Australians on their family tree.

I’ll get around to posting a more in depth post later, but the Colonial Secretary Papers include requests for permission to marry, land grants, convict petitions and much more. Lots of lovely papers to browse through or to focus in on for an ancestor.