Two Pieces of Exciting News from

Two Pieces of Exciting News from

Scottish Indexes adds 100,000 prison register entries

Today [Saturday 22nd May] Scottish Indexes have announced the release of over 100,000 prison register entries to

This announcement was made during the Scottish Indexes Conference, the 10th free Scottish family history conference of the pandemic.

It’s perhaps a sad reality that when our ancestors fell on hard times or got themselves into trouble we are much more likely to find out more about them.

An ancestor who spent just one night in jail is likely to have had their age, birthplace, height, weight, scars, education level, hair colour and eye colour recorded. This makes prison registers vital not only to tracing your ancestors but also in discovering the people behind the names.

These entries have been added to ‘Scotland's Criminal Database’ which includes High Court, Sheriff Court and prison records.

All indexes on are free to search and the added features such as the free tutorials in the Learning Zone make the website easy to use.


The second item of exciting news is the launch of Family History TV service
This is a new venture from S&N, the team at TheGenealogist: 
Family History TV gives you access to a wide range of helpful Family History Videos 
There will be a charge for this BUT there will also be some free to watch videos as well 
Margaret Roberts

Written by : Margaret Roberts