Chris Paton

Chris Paton is a professional genealogist who runs the Scotland's Greatest Story research service  as well as the daily British GENES genealogy news blog. He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Genealogical Studies from the University of Strathclyde, and is also the author of many Scottish and Irish themed books, including Discover Scottish Land Records, Discover Scottish Church Records, and Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis, available from My History.

Exploring the Scottish Calendar of Confirmations

Posted by Chris Paton on November 30, 2015 in Collections, Guest Bloggers, Scotland, United Kingdom

Ancestry’s new database, Scotland, National Probate Index (Calendar of Confirmations and Inventories), 1876-1936, is a fantastic resource that can help you to discover whether your Caledonian ancestors left estate behind after they passed away. If so, it will allow you to identify which court granted ‘confirmation’ (the Scottish equivalent of ‘probate’), the names of any Read More