We heard from Susan Mavor this week with information about ScotlandsPeople. This subscription website is providing a good deal for the coming months for those of you with Scottish ancestors.
Here is Susan's info and suggestion:
"ScotlandsPeople are allowing a search and browse for free of the Valuation Rolls for 1875 until Dec 31st. The trick is to sign up for an account but attach no credit card. This gives you access to the advanced search."
Following is more information on what is included in those valuation rolls:
The Scottish Valuation Rolls for 1875
We're delighted to announce that the Valuation Rolls (VRs) for 1875 are now available on the ScotlandsPeople website. For the first time, the index is Free to Search and can be browsed free of charge until the 31st December 2014.
Among the hundreds of thousands of Victorian Scots who can be found in the latest year of Valuation Rolls to be released on ScotlandsPeople are two of the most celebrated sportsmen of the era, the golfers Old Tom Morris and his eldest son Young Tom. Valuation rolls for 1875 covering the whole of Scotland have become available, enabling searches for property owners, tenants and occupiers across Scotland from 1875 to 1920, and often revealing valuable information about the inter-census years. The latest addition comprises over 900,000 index entries and almost 72,000 digital images taken from 141 volumes of Valuation Rolls.
Thanks, Susan, and happy searching!