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ScotlandsP­eople improves searching of death records


ScotlandsP­eople ( scotlandsp­eople. gov.uk) has made its records easier to search by adding the mother’s maiden name to older death records as a search term. Scottish death records, unlike those in England and Wales, often include the deceased’s mother’s maiden name, although this was not routinely included before 1974. However, ScotlandsP­eople has now identified more than one million older records from 1855–1883 that do include the maiden name.

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