29,000 Edinburgh apprentice records for 1583-1800 added to FindMyPast

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11 October 2021
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FindMyPast has announced the addition of more than 29,000 records to its Edinburgh Apprentices records - was your ancestor one of the thousands who travelled to the city to learn a trade?

The fully searchable collection contains over 29,000 transcripts to discover apprentices of all trades and uncover details of:

  • their work
  • training
  • masters
  • even their father’s name

How can apprenticeship records help with family history?

Apprenticeship records reveal details about your ancestors’ lives and careers you won’t find elsewhere. Young apprentices from all over Scotland have travelled to Edinburgh over the centuries to learn their craft and, for those that exist on record, these documents are great way to find the place of origin of those who move to the city and later set down roots.

Explore the collection at FindMyPast.

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n.b. you will need a FindMyPast subscription to access individual records. FindMyPast offer a free trial to new users and many libraries and archives also offer free access to their members.

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