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Thursday, 21 June 2012

Wills and Testaments Now Available for 10 Credits on ScotlandsPeople

Formerly, if you wanted to get a will or testament from Scotlands People you had to "order" the dcoument and then pay according to the size of the document (usually upwards of £10). 7 years ago, the wills and testaments were all digitized and were made available on the ScotlandsPeople website for £5 ($8).

The Wills and Testaments will now be available through the usual credit system. Currently, the cost to view and download the images is 10 credits. About $4.

More on Wills and Testaments from the Scotlands People website:

"The wills & testaments index contains over 611,000 index entries to Scottish wills and testaments dating from 1513 to 1901. Each index entry lists the surname, forename, title, occupation and place of residence (where these are given) of the deceased person, the court in which the testament was recorded, with the date. Index entries do not include names of executors, trustees or heirs to the estate. They also do not include the deceased's date of death, or the value of the estate."

And here's the link if you want to search:

You will find Wills and Testaments on the menu bar on the left hand side of the page.

Good luck with your Scottish research!

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