A guide to researching your ancestors in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, using resources at State Library Victoria.
Valuation rolls were compiled for collecting local taxes and for recording property ownership through Scotland. They were updated annually from 1855 onwards. The rolls are divided into:
For further information please go to the National Records of Scotland, Valuation Rolls website.
Until the middle of the 19th century most Scots lived in the countryside, rather than in towns. If your ancestors worked the land, owned or rented property, the surviving records of landed estates may provide useful sources.
For information on locating Estate records please go to the National Records of Scotland, Estate records website.
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