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Land records can help you determine where and when your family lived in a specific place. Sometimes these records will be based on inheritance, and such records will often mention two or more generations of a family. In Scotland the land system had feudal roots in which the crown owned all of the land.
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Land records can help you determine where and when your family lived in a specific place. Sometimes these records will be based on inheritance, and such records will often mention two or more generations of a family. In Scotland the land system had feudal roots in which the crown owned all of the land.  
  
In general, there are three types of Scottish land records:
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In general, there are three types of Scottish land records:  
  
* [[Service of Heirs or Retours]]
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*[[Service of Heirs or Retours|Service of Heirs or Retours]]  
* [[Sasines]]
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*[[Sasines|Sasines]]  
* [[Deeds]]
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*[[Deeds|Deeds]]
  
=== For More Information ===
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=== For More Information ===
  
For more information about sasine, service of heir, deeds, and other Scottish land and property records, see the following website and books:
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For more information about sasine, service of heir, deeds, and other Scottish land and property records, see the following website and books:  
  
National Archives of Scotland [http://www.nas.gov.uk] Look at the "Guides to Records".
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National Archives of Scotland [http://www.nas.gov.uk] Look at the "Guides to Records".  
  
Dobson, David. ''Scottish-American Heirs 1683-1883.'' Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1990. (FHL book 941 D2d.)
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Dobson, David. ''Scottish-American Heirs 1683-1883.'' Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1990. (Family History Library[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=941+D2d book 941 D2d].)  
  
''Encyclopedia of the Laws of Scotland.'' 16 vols and 2 supps. Edinburgh, Scotland: W. Green & Son, Limited, 1926. (FHL book 941 P36e.)
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''Encyclopedia of the Laws of Scotland.'' 16 vols and 2 supps. Edinburgh, Scotland: W. Green & Son, Limited, 1926. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=941+P36e book 941 P36e].)  
  
Gibb, Andrew Dewar. ''Students’ Glossary of Scottish Legal Terms.'' Edinburgh, Scotland: W. Green & Son, Ltd., 1946. (FHL book 941 P36g.)
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Gibb, Andrew Dewar. ''Students’ Glossary of Scottish Legal Terms.'' Edinburgh, Scotland: W. Green & Son, Ltd., 1946. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=138057&disp=Students%27+glossary+of+Scottish+legal+t%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book 941 P36g].)  
  
Gouldesbrough, Peter. ''Formulary of Old Scots Legal Documents.'' Vol. 36. Edinburgh, Scotland: The Stair Society, 1985. (FHL book 941 B4st v.36.)
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Gouldesbrough, Peter. ''Formulary of Old Scots Legal Documents.'' Vol. 36. Edinburgh, Scotland: The Stair Society, 1985. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=437197&disp=Formulary+of+old+Scots+legal+documents%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book 941 B4st v.36].)  
  
''An Introductory Survey of the Sources and Literature of Scots Law.'' Vol. 1. The Stair Society. Edinburgh, Scotland: Robert Maclehose & Co., Ltd. for The Stair Society, 1936. (FHL book 941 B4st; film 1426033.)
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''An Introductory Survey of the Sources and Literature of Scots Law.'' Vol. 1. The Stair Society. Edinburgh, Scotland: Robert Maclehose & Co., Ltd. for The Stair Society, 1936. (Family History Library[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=248949&disp=An+Introductory+survey+of+the+sources+an%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book 941 B4st; film 1426033].)  
  
Sinclair, Cecil. ''Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors: A Guide to Ancestry Research in the Scottish Record Office.'' Edinburgh, Scotland: Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1990. (FHL book 941 D27s.)
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Sinclair, Cecil. ''Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors: A Guide to Ancestry Research in the Scottish Record Office.'' Edinburgh, Scotland: Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1990. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=941+D27s book 941 D27s].)  
  
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[[Category:Scotland]]

Revision as of 21:13, 5 February 2009

Land records can help you determine where and when your family lived in a specific place. Sometimes these records will be based on inheritance, and such records will often mention two or more generations of a family. In Scotland the land system had feudal roots in which the crown owned all of the land.

In general, there are three types of Scottish land records:

For More Information

For more information about sasine, service of heir, deeds, and other Scottish land and property records, see the following website and books:

National Archives of Scotland [1] Look at the "Guides to Records".

Dobson, David. Scottish-American Heirs 1683-1883. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1990. (Family History Librarybook 941 D2d.)

Encyclopedia of the Laws of Scotland. 16 vols and 2 supps. Edinburgh, Scotland: W. Green & Son, Limited, 1926. (Family History Library book 941 P36e.)

Gibb, Andrew Dewar. Students’ Glossary of Scottish Legal Terms. Edinburgh, Scotland: W. Green & Son, Ltd., 1946. (Family History Library book 941 P36g.)

Gouldesbrough, Peter. Formulary of Old Scots Legal Documents. Vol. 36. Edinburgh, Scotland: The Stair Society, 1985. (Family History Library book 941 B4st v.36.)

An Introductory Survey of the Sources and Literature of Scots Law. Vol. 1. The Stair Society. Edinburgh, Scotland: Robert Maclehose & Co., Ltd. for The Stair Society, 1936. (Family History Librarybook 941 B4st; film 1426033.)

Sinclair, Cecil. Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors: A Guide to Ancestry Research in the Scottish Record Office. Edinburgh, Scotland: Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1990. (Family History Library book 941 D27s.)