Archive for the Family Tree Category

In search of the poor

A wealth of genealogical data can be revealed by the records of the poor, and Alex Wood unearths some fascinating case studies from the past, giving a glimpse of the lives of the extreme poverty-stricken in 19th-century Scotland. No other documents provide such detail about the poor […]

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Paths to the past

Illegitimacy (next only to Irish ancestry) is the most common barrier to successful Scottish genealogical research, but Alex Wood’s insights will help you follow the path to the past. From the beginning of statutory Scottish registration until 1919, the statutory birth entry of an illegitimate child had […]

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Whys & wherefores of illegitimacy

The traditional view of the Victorian age is of tightly-laced family structures.  That would be even more so, it might be thought, in Presbyterian Scotland.  The truth was different however, as Alex Wood demonstrates. Perhaps surprisingly illegitimacy was higher in Scotland (7.8% in 1855) than in England […]

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Don’t neglect the corrected entries Alex Wood demonstrates the importance of checking the entries in the Register of Corrected Entries in the Scottish statutory records for births, marriages and deaths.

Alex Wood demonstrates the importance of checking the entries in the Register of Corrected Entries in the Scottish statutory records for births, marriages and deaths.   R esearching post-1855 births, marriages and deaths inScotlandis relatively straightforward, whether done on-line through ScotlandsPeople www.scotlandspeople.co.uk, or in person atEdinburgh’s New […]

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