Sunday, 25 March 2018

Ancestry adds Scotland Sheriff Court Paternity Decrees index

Ancestry has added a new third party index database for Scotland:

Web: Scotland, Sheriff Court Paternity Decrees, 1792-1922
Source: accessed 10th October 2017.

This is essentially another entry point to the collection as indexed by Scottish Indexes ( To access the site's own search page, visit - to understand more about the records you are searching, visit

For additional information on the various Scottish courts in existence for genealogical purposes, including the Court of Session and the Sheriff Courts, read my book Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis, available from retailers worldwide - further details on this are available at (An ebook edition is also available)

Also released by Ancestry are further church records for Kent, England:

Kent, England, Extracted Parish Records, 1539-1876
Source: Electronic databases created from various publications of parish and probate records.


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