Censuses are vital tools for family researchers. They contain information on the names, ages and occupations of people in a particular area. We started transcribing censuses in 2001 as we were referencing the physical copies so often in our own family research. Realising that these resources would be useful to other people, we decided to make these books available to amateur and professional genealogists alike. We are constantly bringing out new publications.
We meticulously compare entries for the same families in different census years to highlight errors and anomalies. This way, we keep our publications as accurate as possible. We make careful note of women who change between their married and maiden names, and illegitimate children who change between their fatherís and motherís surnames. In these cases the individual is indexed under both surnames.
We have also transcribed various parish records. These contain information on baptisms, marriages and burials. It is the first time that many of these parish records have been made widely available, as they are not part of the already indexed and available body of Church of Scotland Old Parish Registers (known as OPRs). See the respective county pages for more details.
Another ongoing project is indexing the surviving prison registers in the Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway. These are housed in the National Records of Scotland in Edinburgh (for more information on the prison indexes click here). We have completed nine indexes so far, covering Greenlaw, Hawick, Jedburgh, Kelso, Peebles and Selkirk prisons. For details on how to buy these, please see the respective county pages.
You can now order and pay online using PayPal. You can receive free postage wherever you are in the world (however, bulk order discounts do not apply when paying by PayPal). Just click the 'Add to Cart' button next to the publication you would like to purchase and follow the simple online instructions. Weíll send your books out right away.
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