Track down Scottish wills and testaments
Probate records for Scotland are different to those for England and Wales, and not all Scots left them. In fact, according to the National Records of Scotland (NRS), only 43 per cent of those who died in 1961 left any testamentary evidence. Early 20th-century Scottish wills, testaments and inventories can be found at ScotlandsPeople ( scotlandspeople.gov.uk). However, Scottish probate records registered between 1925 and 1999 are not online, and can only be consulted at the NRS‘s Historical Search Room in General Register House on Princes Street, Edinburgh. The printed Calendar of Confirmations is the yearly index to these probate records, and can be consulted at the NRS or online via Ancestry up to 1936 ( bit.ly/
anc-confirmations). More details can be found in the NRS research guide located at nrscotland.gov. uk/research/guides/wills-and-testaments.
Pioneering doctor and suffragist Elsie Inglis left her estate to her niece