Wills of 26,000 Scottish First World War soldiers to be made available online

Posted on centenarynews.com on 09 March 2014
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The wills of 26,000 Scottish soldiers who died in the First World War are to be made available by the National Records of Scotland via ScotlandsPeople - an online genealogical research resource.

The digitised records will be made available in May 2014.

The digitisation project was announced in February 2014 and was welcomed by the First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond:

"This year, when we mark the centenary of the start of the Great War, we reflect on the sacrifices made by generations of service men and women, including those currently serving. Digitally archiving all 26,000 wills online presents a unique glimpse into the lives of the individuals who fought and fell for our freedom".

Source: National Records of Scotland press release

Date of press release publication: 26/02/2014

Images courtesy of the National Records of Scotland

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News