Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Scottish Way of Birth and Death - University of Glasgow project

A fabulous website is up and running from the University of Glasgow's Centre for the History of Medicine, entitled The Scottish Way of Birth and Death. Sponsored by the Wellcome Trust, the site gves a remarkable overview of the role of the General Register Office for Scotland, and its work from 1855 to 1939 in the civil registration of the country's vital events (births, marriages, deaths etc). I have read a few histories on the subject, but I don't think there has ever been anything as concise (with the exception perhaps of the book "Jock Tamson's Bairns" by Cecil Sinclair).

The project is available at www.gla.ac.uk/departments/scottishwayofbirthanddeath .

(A huge thanks to Alison Spring at the LDS Family History centre in Glasgow)

Chris

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