Scotland’s Valuation Roll 1915 now on-line at Scotland’s People

Scotland’s People now has the Scottish Valuation Roll for 1915 online, and at an introductory cost of two credits per image.

This database is fully searchable both by name and address and gives a snapshot of Scotland during the First World War – a valuable resource for family history researchers.

Rolls record the names of owners, tenants and occupiers of each property as compiled in 1914, although not the full lists of family members to be found in the censuses. Usually the named person is the head of the household, but sometimes a husband and wife might be listed. Frequently, the wife is the named tenant of rented property.

Scotland’s People has Valuation Roll background information on-line, including a look at entries for some famous Scots, like Arctic explorer, William Speirs Bruce.