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Graham and Emma Maxwell, genealogists at Maxwell Ancestry, are pleased to bring you this new website with even more indexes to help you trace your Scottish family tree online. We have a large collection of indexes, from unique sources such as prison and court records to more commonly used sources such as birth, marriage, death and census records. While currently many of our records are from the south of Scotland, our Quaker records and mental health records cover all of Scotland. We will also be adding more records from other areas of Scotland soon. Click here to see the coverage of each of our record sets or just start your search below and see what you can find.

NEW! Find out more about Scottish mental health institutions in this new section of our website.

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Database last updated on 18 July 2016 at 8:15 p.m. GMT

This update has added paternity cases from Aberdeen Sheriff Court for 1836-37 and 1903-16.

Remember that spellings in historical records can vary widely, so use wildcards to help you find your ancestors. More

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