Scottish Photos, Ephemera, Newspapers and Valluation Rolls

Our images are now on Flickr, we hope this will make them easier for you to browse and download items of interest. You can either go to our photostream which is here or click an image below to go to a specific collection.

Dumfriesshire Valuation roll

Valuation rolls were collected annually from 1854 to 1988 for each property in Scotland. They record the name and designation of the proprietor, the tenant, the occupier and the annual rateable value of the property. They do not list any other residents.

Chambers Edinburgh Journal

These journals cover a wide variety of subjects and are very socially interesting for anybody tracing their family tree.

Scottish Ephemera

We are continually building a collection of diverse items that give an insight into Scotlandís social history. We hope these items may also be helpful to people researching their family trees.


Scottish Photos

We know that when researching your family history you want to know more than just names and dates. On our Flickr page weíve put together a collection of photos, old and new, to help you imagine your ancestorsí lives.

Edinburgh Gazette

The Edinburgh Gazette offers a fascinating glimpse into Scotlandís past. It includes matters of state but also insights into the lives of everyday people, such as advertisements and lists of bankruptcies. Add some colour to your family tree!

Chambers' Historical Newspaper

These newspapers contain a lot of interesting source information useful for conducting genealogical research in Scotland. Particularly helpful are the birth, marriages and death notices in each newspaper.