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Scottish soldiers experiences of the Great War in their letters home.
As part of her doctorate at the State University of Milan, Kirsten Lawson is seeking access to letters home written by Scottish soldiers, focusing on those composed by working class soldiers which has long been neglected both from a historical and linguistic viewpoint. Click here more information, and contact details.

Local and Family History Show 2017
Lanarkshire Family History Society present their Local & Family History Show 2017

Scotland's Largest Family History Event​ is back again this year on Saturday 2nd September 2017. To be held in the Motherwell Concert Hall, Airbles Street, Motherwell, ML1 1AB. Entry £2.00 (Accompanied Children Free).

See for more details.

1911 Census for Scotland
The 1911 Census for Scotland taken on the the 2nd of April 1911, was made available for Family historians on the 5th of April 2011.

One of the unique bits of information on the 1911 Census which has not been seen on previous census is the Fertility information this shows for a married couple the number of children both living and deceased from that marriage.

The pages have also been digatised in colour for the first time, they became available from the 5th of April both at the Family History centre in Edinburgh and on the Scotland's People web- site.

You cannot scroll through an entire district, only the enumeration district, or institution you have gone into, whereas in previous census you could go through an entire district by going forwards or backwards and paying the appropriate number of credits. With this census you would have to find an entry in each enumeration district and then go forwards or backwards. An example would be Nairn Parish, which has 13 enumeration districts or Cawdor Parish, which has 6. This is relevant to those persons doing local history projects or for doing the history of a street where the street might fall within 2 enumeration districts. The Free Headers will give you a description of the enumeration district and can be found on page 2 of the header.

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