Scottish ex pats: Historical Birth, Marriage and Death Records Go Online

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Scottish records of births from 1913, marriages from 1938 and deaths from 1963 have gone online for the first time.

Almost 222,000 images of birth, marriage and death records are now available to family history researchers, including those of well-known people and unusual stories.

There were 38,716 marriages in 1938, including that between German circus performer and lion tamer Alfred Kaden, then 35, and Vera Hüsing (née Lüdtke), 25, the poet daughter of a German landowner. At the time a Glasgow newspaper described Hüsing as “vivacious, flaxen-haired and handsome” and said she had “won distinction by her poems and songs.”


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