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- Statutory registersSearch the statutory (civil) registers of births, marriages and deaths in Scotland from 1855 to the present.
- Church registersSearch church registers of births (or baptisms), marriages and burials in Scotland from 1553 onwards.
- Census returnsSearch the lists of people recorded in censuses taken every 10 years in Scotland from 1841 onwards.
- Valuation rollsSearch lists of owners and occupiers of buildings and other properties in Scotland from 1855 onwards.
- Legal recordsSearch wills and testaments, coats of arms, soldiers' and airmen's wills and the records of military service appeals tribunals.
- Poor relief and migration recordsSearch the records for the emigration society, set up to relieve Highland destitution 1852-57
- Prison registersSearch registers of people admitted to Scottish prisons to 1921. Currently, registers for Perth Prison are available.
- Kirk sessionsKirk session and other church court records can be found in Virtual Volumes.