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Saturday, 18 May 2013

Tracing Your Scottish Rural Ancestors


If you have ancestors who owned or worked on farms here are a couple of databases you may wish to check out. The information you are seeking may not be online, but you can certainly send a query to the archivist for each database.

ROYAL HIGHLAND AND AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF SCOTLAND

This database holds History and Accounts for the Society as well as information pertaining to their Shows & Competitions. Additionally, they have records for:

~St Kilda

~Agricultural Statistics

and what they classify as Miscellany:

~Aberdeenshire quarries, manuscript accounts by James Blaikie; 

~Descriptions, memoirs and reports of coalfields;

~Argyll Naval fund accounts and applications;

~Scottish Agricultural Committee for Relief of the Allies letter;

~Scottish Red Cross Agriculture Fund papers  
 

SCOTLAND'S RURAL PAST

This database is looking to compile information about the "vanishing settlements and landscapes" that once dotted the country.

 

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