Saturday, 23 April 2016

Mental health records added to Scottish Indexes

From Scottish Indexes (

To celebrate the The Scottish Association of Family History Societies’ annual Conference on 23 April 2016 Scottish Indexes has releasing thousands of Scottish paternity and mental health records, as well as releasing a new section of their website ‘Mental Health Institutions in Scotland’.

These newly indexed genealogy resources can help you trace your family tree but also help you understand more fully the lives of your ancestors. The new section of the website, ‘Mental Health Institutions in Scotland’, is designed to help you locate each Scottish mental health institution and its records as well as learn about the history of mental health care in Scotland.

Emma Maxwell, Genealogist at and secretary of the Scottish Genealogy Network, will be giving a talk ‘Understanding Our Ancestors - A Look at Prison Registers and Mental Health Records’ at the SAFHS conference. Emma says, “Mental Health is all too often misunderstood, even today. It is our hope that by shining a light on these records people can understand their ancestors better.”

(With thanks to Emma Maxwell)


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