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More on the 1915 valuation rolls

I posted about these earlier, but didn’t mention that the rolls also include information about the value of each property, specifically the “Yearly Rent or Value”. Trouble is I don’t really know enough about these figures then and the wider … Continue reading

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Hunting ancestors in 1915 valuation rolls

The ScotlandsPeople website today launched the digitised 1915 Valuation Rolls, which record proprietors, tenants and occupiers of property then. They plan to release the 1905, 1895, 1885, 1875, 1865 and 1855 valuation rolls later. I did wonder how well the … Continue reading

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A household full of servant relatives

I first visited New Register House in Edinburgh, the home of the General Register Office for Scotland, aged about 12 in 1984 or 1985. Back in those days there were no computerised indexes for any records, and it was necessary … Continue reading

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