Wednesday, June 24, 2009

ScotlandsPeople: 1881, OPR & Coats of Arms

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was received from our friends at the Federation of Family History Societies. Please address all inquiries to

ScotlandsPeople has announced that the following records have been added to their site:

1. New 1881 census indexes and images: this now completes the set of Scottish census records 1841-1901, uniquely available on ScotlandsPeople. Please note that this new version is in addition to the current LDS version of the 1881 census (which does contain images)

2. Old Parish Records (OPR) Deaths & Burials indexes and images have also been added from 1538 to 1854

3. Coats of Arms 1672-1907 (free to search) have been added.

More modern Birth, Marriage and Death (BMD) records have also been added to the site. This now increases the range of statutory records, so you can trace your more recent ancestors:

Indexes of Scottish births and deaths now run from 1855 to 2006 with marriages from 1855 to 1933. Indexes to modern marriages will be added later this year.

Images of births are now available from 1855 to 1908, marriages from 1855 to 1933 and deaths from 1855 to 1958.

The address of their website is .

Roger Lewry
FFHS Archives Liaison
19 June 2009

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