2.7 million births, marriages and deaths for Scotland added to FindMyPast genealogy website


21 May 2021
FindMyPast has today announced the release of 2.7M civil birth, marriage and death records, spanning the years 1855 to 2021, plus five new newspapers.

Searching for Scottish ancestors? Explore the records at FindMyPast


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Scotland births, 1855-2019

Compiled from a number of sources, this growing set of millions of records has been compiled from a number of sources, including:

  • local government indexes held by various councils and archives
  • volunteer & local family history society transcriptions
  • modern records
  • civil registers

Providing a variety of valuable biographical details including dates, locations, parents’ names and residences, the collection will continue to grow over the coming months as further records are collated.

Explore the records at FindMyPast

Scotland marriages, 1855-2019

Search this collection to discover when, where and to whom your ancestors were married. Using the information you glean from this index, you can access copies of original Scottish marriage certificates via ScotlandsPeople

Scotland deaths & burials, 1855-2021

This extensive record set reveals rich Scottish family research detail including death and burial facts, addresses, occupations and next of kin. 

Five new Scottish newspapers

This new release of records also includes five newspapers:

Records available to FindMyPast members. Please note that many archives and libraries provide their members with access to FindMyPast and you can also take a free trial if you're new to the site.

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