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26,000 Scottish soldiers will to go online

 
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DelBoy



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:33 am    Post subject: 26,000 Scottish soldiers will to go online Reply with quote

The wills of 26,000 Scottish soldiers who died in the First World War are to be made available online for the first time as part of centenary commemorations marking the outbreak of the conflict.

http://news.stv.tv/scotland/265196-national-records-of-scotland-to-publish-first-world-war-soldiers-wills/
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:24 am    Post subject: Re: 26,000 Scottish soldiers will to go online Reply with quote

DelBoy wrote:
The wills of 26,000 Scottish soldiers who died in the First World War are to be made available online for the first time as part of centenary commemorations marking the outbreak of the conflict.

http://news.stv.tv/scotland/265196-national-records-of-scotland-to-publish-first-world-war-soldiers-wills/


It would have been nice if they had said, when, where and if they would be free. Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They almost certainly won't be free.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went and had a look... six pounds each...
tanyagar Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tanyagar wrote:
I went and had a look... six pounds each...
tanyagar Rolling Eyes


Have you a link?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this might be it .... I can't see anything more recent?

https://www.gov.uk/probate-search
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/

I think this is it... I clicked on various things from the article on the BBC website, so I'm not really sure how I got there!!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A tad on the expensive side?

Just a shame they're not available through Scotland's People - a will from there is a fraction of that cost and there can be dozens and dozens of pages on it!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The National Records of Scotland have tweeted that they won't be available online until May.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

6 is probably ok for someone researching a single family member I guess but hardly a fair amount for someone researching a whole memorial. I would have liked to have seen it included in my not insubstantial Ancestry subscription.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:18 pm    Post subject: 26,000 Scottish soldiers will to go online Reply with quote

The cost apart, these wills are not new in the public domain, they have been available for years.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

True Jim, them going online and being easier to see is the real news story.

Edinburgh's not so bad for a day visit, but the cost of travel to TNA and accomodation in London is too much to justify for myself, and i imagine many others.

Lucky are those within a couple of hundred miles of London.

Derek.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Lucky are those within a couple of hundred miles of London.

Derek
Certainly true regards Kew.
These wills are in Edinburgh and those I have obtained over the years have been ordered from the comfort of my own home.
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