Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Scottish 1915 Valuation Roll now online

The 1915 Valuation Roll for Scotland is now online at ScotlandsPeople (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk). As announced earlier, the cost will be one credit to search, and two credits to view an image - in total therefore just 70p.

To access the roll you need to visit the new section between the census records and the wills and coats of arms, bottom left of screen.

I have just performed a search on my great grandfather Robert Currie, and discovered him in Glasgow as a tenant at 187 1/2 Dalmarnock Road, where he is noted as a carter. The annual value of the property is £14 10s, and the proprietor noted as the trustees of Andrew Monteith, as per Mrs Marshall at 187 Dalmarnock Road.

A useful census substitute for the First World War period, though you will likely only find the head of household listed in most cases. The site's help section has as yet to be updated, but will be so in due course.

UPDATE: The 2 credits per view of an image is described by ScotlandsPeople as "an introductory offer" - no idea how long this will last. It seems that it will eventually cost 5 credits, as with census images.

(With thanks to @scotsgen and @scotlandspeople)

Chris

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