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Scottish relatives 20th century

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Julie Report 29 Dec 2012 12:34

Thanks both of you that is really helpful, really appreciate appreciate you getting back to me



rootgatherer Report 28 Dec 2012 22:38

You would have to order a copy of the birth certificate as only births prior to 1912 are available to view online.

On the other hand, if your mother-in-law has her birth certificate, it will give you the date and place of her parents marriage. If they married before 1937, you will be able to view their marriage entry online at Scotlandspeople after you purchase some credits. (credits cost £7 for 30, 1 credit to view search results and 5 to view / download the register entry)

A Scottish marriage entry gives the names of the mothers (including their maiden surnames) as well as the fathers names and occupations.


BM Report 28 Dec 2012 21:36

On here the Scottish census's go up to 1901.

The latest Scottish census released was 1911.

Your mother in law would not be on the census's.


brummiejan Report 28 Dec 2012 21:36

The only other census available is the 1911, I believe that is only on Scotlands People site (you have to buy credits for this). But she was born well after this anyway!
Again, Scotland's People is the place to go if you need her birth cert.


Julie Report 28 Dec 2012 21:29

Hi I wondered if anyone would be able to advise why I can't find my mother in law in the Scottish census on here. It seems there are only censuses up to 1901. Anyone know if that's the case or if its just me being thick! :-S
Really grateful for any advice. She was Mary Renton born 1938 or a year either side in The Scottish Borders. Many thanks.