MyHeritage adds Scotland, Mental Health Records

Another addition to MyHeritage is based on Scottish Indexes and the original records at the National Archives of Scotland in Edinburgh (MC7 series), titled General Register of Lunatics in Asylums.

Each of the 127,746 records may contain the full name of the patient, the birth date, the admission date, the location within Scotland, and the date of death in cases where a patient died in an asylum. There’s a link to the Scottish Indexes website for further information.

While record-keeping commenced in 1858, the first volume contains records of all patients who resided in Scottish asylums on January 1st, 1858, with these patients having been admitted as early as 1807. Many of the patients in this collection spent most of their lives in an asylum.  For further background information, visit

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