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New ScotlandsPeople website launches online

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AlieOxon Sat 12-Nov-16 12:30:12

I found an article in the Nov. WDYTYA magazine - but I haven't managed to register yet. I made a mistake in my entries and I'm waiting for a reply to my email to them.
It looks as if you can do a lot more searches free - can you?

I have never been on this site as I found its setup, with credits/dates, very confusing. Even though my dad's line is Scots. There's a lot of info elsewhere, but there are still various things I would like to know.

Anyone tried the new site?

jordana Sat 12-Nov-16 13:05:07

I used scotland people many times but not recently. Yes you need to purchase credits but I have not read anything about being able to use the site for free. I must 'google it'

paddyann Sat 12-Nov-16 14:09:02

I use it a lot and have for years I find it a much easier site to navigate and get results from than most others .Haven't seen anything about free usage though.I must check The credit system works out quite cheap and the credits last for a long time.If you're likely to only want to use it now an dagain it would be best to buy a minimum amount .

AlieOxon Sat 12-Nov-16 14:57:06

Thanks for encouragement if I could only get registered...

AlieOxon Mon 12-Dec-16 14:51:44

Sorry, I lost track of this thread!

I've been delving into SP records and finding various things, though I haven't got as far as actually buying any records yet. I do have a list of about six that I will get.

There are not many death records here, but I was told about that several years ago, that Scottish death records are very bitty and incomplete. I would really like to know where, when and how my great great grandmother died...I've deduced between 1846 and 1849, but no more.

I've had a lot of fun looking at valuation rolls in Glasgow in the 1800s today. They are only every ten years (or only those digitised), but very interesting in what I found. and I don't think that buying any of these records would tell my any more!

AlieOxon Sun 25-Dec-16 17:17:41

I finally did get round to buying a few records from SP.
And yesterday I got past a block I have had for a while, and gained 100+ years backwards in one day!
(Bellasnana you asked me, so here it is.)

First, I did a different search for my 4xgreatgrandfather Thomas Little. Just "Thomas Little"and 'fencibles' in Google. The National Archives came up first with amazing extra info about his military career - including his birth date and birthplace!

I already knew that he was a part time soldier in Glasgow in the late 1700s, from birth records that another relative sent me a few years back. On ScotlandsPeople last week, I found and bought the birth record of another child in 1795.
I knew I had the right Thomas Little because the details fitted perfectly.

So then I found his birth on SP and his parents - and their marriage banns in 1751, and the BUT it was only the banns, not the marriage, so no beautiful Scottish details from the marriage certificate.
Now of course I am stuck again.

But this probably doesn't help with your grandmother, Bellasnana. I don't know where you have looked and how long you've been at it....I can say keep on looking, keep searching, try for the right searches in the right place.
If you want to ask more, do. - A

AlieOxon Wed 28-Dec-16 13:20:09

A second amazing find in one week! I've been puzzling for several years why the aforesaid Thomas Little named his fifth child - a girl - 'Patrick Gould Little'!
So I went searching for a Patrick Gould for her to be named after. On Ancestry I found one, born 1749....further searches brought me a Googlebook... and guess what, a officer in the Argyllshire Fencibles, at the right date. He named his daughter after his Sergeant-Major!