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2.7 million 1935 Scottish valuation roll records go online


The records of property ownership and occupation, available on ScotlandsPeople, help fill in the gaps left by census records. 

Valuation rolls showing who owned, rented and occupied property in Scotland in 1935 have now gone online. 

The new set of records is available on ScotlandsPeople and contains more than 2.7 million names and addresses.

The transcribed records also contain additional information such as the annual rent residents paid.

They are a good substitute for census records, which cannot be made available to the public until 100 years have passed.

The 1911 census is currently the most recent one available, so the valuation rolls help Scottish family history researchers fill in the gaps.

ScotlandsPeople has already added 10 sets of valuation rolls, dating from 1855 to 1930. The 1935 dataset brings the total number of valuation roll records to almost 28 million.