Do you have an interest in Scottish records,? Can you spare an hour, or two or more? Well then, why not sign up to be a volunteer indexer for Scottish Indexes!

Scottish Indexes is a project that was started nearly 20 years ago to index historical Scottish documents. They say “it all started with the census, back in the days when it wasn’t online!”, and now with over 700,000 records online and free … yes, FREE … they cover not only census records, but also Mental Health Records, Criminal Records, Paternity Records, Deeds, Register of Sasines, Patient Registers, Births & Baptisms, Banns & Marriages, Deaths & Burials and more… the list goes on. But of course there is always more to index, and the more that is indexed, the easier it is for someone to find that record. So it’s a win win for everyone.

While they have volunteers indexing all year round, they have having an ‘Indexing weekend’ on 9-10 January 2021, so if you’d like to take part head on over to their website, and click on the Volunteer button.

They say …

You’ll be joining fellow family historians to help index Scottish records, and you can index one page or 100 pages, it’s entirely up to you. Never done any indexing before? That’s OK, you will be given lots of help and anything you can do will be very much appreciated. We want to work together to index these amazing records that can help us all discover our ancestors.

If you’re interested, and would like to get involved be sure to get in touch with them for more information.

Facebook: @scottish.indexes
Facebook Group: @ScottishIndexesVolunteers
Twitter: @scottishindexes
YouTube: Scottish Indexes (they have some great tutorial videos here)

And if you haven’t used Scottish Indexes as a place to search for your Scottish ancestors, be sure to head to their website, and check it out!! You may find that record that relates to your family.