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Keep up to date with my latest family history blogs, tips and news from the world of Scottish Genealogy as well as a little more of me, Sarah!

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Poor Relief Records in Scotland

Poor relief records have always been a hidden gem. Find out how these records can help your family history and where to find them.
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Historical facts about the Wilson name

About the Wilson Surname

Some interesting facts about the history and origins of the Wilson Surname. Most people believe it came from Norman influence when in fact it was ...
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Irregular Marriage in Scotland

An Irregular marriage in Scotland was more common than you think. If you can't find a marriage register before 1855, then they probably had an ...
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Brown Family Surname used in a Scottish cartoon called The Broons

BROWN Surname Meaning, Origin and History

The Brown surname is a popular Scottish last name to literally mean the colour brown. It reflected personal characteristics such as hair.
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ROBERTSON Surname Meaning, Origin and History

The Robertson family is one of the oldest clans and one of most popular surnames in Scotland - are you a Robertson?
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Useful Guide to Scottish Valuation Rolls

Read this blog to find out how Scottish valuation rolls can improve your family history research or even your house history research.
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The Nisbet or Nesbitt Surname

Are you related to a Nisbet or Nesbitt? Would you like to know more about this Scottish surname?
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The Metcalfe Surname

Are you related to a Metcalfe? Would you like to know about the origins and meaning of the surname?
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