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Sunday, 10 July 2011

Was Your Ancestor a Farmer?

A little known resource for information, and one to assist in finding your ancestors between census years, is the Farm Horse Tax. This was a tax that was paid for working horses owned by each  farmer.

A second resource to look at for farmers is the Land Ownership Commision records (1872-1873). This records parcels of land greater than one acre.

Both resources can be found at: http://www.scotlandsplaces.gov.uk/ This is a sister site to Scotland'sPeople. But it is free!

TIP: Search by place, not by name!

1 comment:

  1. Ah yes - 'Free' is always a welcome sight!
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)