MyHeritage adds Scotland, Paternity Decrees, Processes and Case Papers

MyHeritage adds another scottishindexers collection, 83,012 records of decrees and processes that were started in order to find the paternity of a child in Scotland, from the year 1750 onwards into the first part of the 20th century.

Records typically include the name of the pursuer (usually the mother), case year, residence, the child’s gender and date of birth, name of the defender in court, defender’s occupation, and court name.

A decree was the court’s decision regarding the father of the child, and the processes were the paperwork concerning the case. For more information, visit

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