Discover Scottish family milestones in millions of new records
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By Niall Cullen
Brand new birth, marriage and death records from Scotland are now available to search.
If you've got Scottish connections, you'll want to explore this week's latest releases. Here's what's new this Findmypast Friday.
Compiled from a number of sources, this collection is essential for enriching the Scottish branches of your family tree.
The record set includes records from local government birth indexes held by various councils and archives, volunteer and local family history society transcriptions, modern records of funeral homes, and civil registers.
Did your relatives exchange wedding vows in Scotland? Unlock family love stories with this useful resource.
Using the information you glean from this index, you can access copies of original Scottish marriage certificates via ScotlandsPeople.
This vast record set reveals rich Scottish family research detail including death and burial facts, addresses, occupations and next of kin.
Findmypast is home to the fastest-growing collection of Scottish family records online. Enhance your research by combining these death and burial records with Scotland Monumental Inscriptions, the largest resource of its kind. With it, you'll uncover vital details about your Scottish ancestors’ lives and deaths.
Expect this collection of modern and civil birth, marriage, and death records to grow over the coming months, as we strive to create the last word in discovering your Scottish family story.
We’ve just published five new Scottish newspapers and updated 10 others with extra pages.
Our newspaper archives from Scotland have grown with the addition of:
- Glasgow Weekly Herald covering 1865, 1867-1869, 1879-1881, 1883-1885, 1887, 1889, and 1891-1892
- Glasgow Weekly Mail covering 1862-1864, 1866-1868, 1879-1880, 1883, 1886, 1888, and 1890-1892
- Inverness Advertiser and Ross-shire Chronicle covering 1849-1885
- Inverness Journal and Northern Advertiser covering 1812-1833, 1835-1836, 1840-1842, and 1844-1848
- Kirriemuir Free Press and Angus Advertiser covering 1928-1949
While the following papers' coverage has extended:
- Blackpool Gazette & Herald from 1895-1896, 1899-1907, and 1913-1919
- East Riding Telegraph from 1898
- Halifax Comet from 1903
- Herald of Wales from 1882
- Northern Weekly Gazette from 1910, 1922-1923, 1925-1928, and 1930-1931
- Ripon Observer from 1889, 1917-1918
- St. Helens Examiner from 1889
- Stockton Herald, South Durham and Cleveland Advertiser from 1893-1894
- Weekly True Sun from 1835, 1839
- Weymouth Telegram from 1883 and 1885-1886
For more on tracing your Scottish clan with Findmypast, explore our record collections, helpful tips, and success stories. Or why not brush up on your knowledge of traditional Scottish naming patterns?