Findmypast weekly update: Scotland

Scotland, Poor Law & Poor Lists
This week FMP  added 16,820 transcript records from:

Dreghorn Poor Relief, 1872-1901
Inverness Poor Relief, 1846-1894
Wick Poor Relief, 1870-1887
Stirling & Perthshire Poor Relief, 1816-1899

Dreghorn takes the majority of these records, and they also hold the most detail. However, many of these records will give you information such as occupation, residence, any disabilities, financial situation, parents’ or spouse’s names, marital status, religion, and when they applied for relief.  Extra notes might provide family details.

Scotland, Occupations & Professions
An additional 16,000 records are now in this collection from:

Merchants Matriculat in the Company of Merchants of Edinburgh, 1687
Scotland, Fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons 1581-1873
A history of the Society of Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet, 1890
Scottish Seafarers Index
Fife Shopkeepers and Traders

These transcripts have informative additional notes.

Newspaper additions this week include the Peebles News for 1896-1920

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