Search for your Scottish ancestors’ birth notice in these newspaper reports. Discover more about your relative’s life, while searching these publications you may be able to find out the date of their birth and the names of their parents.
Each record includes a transcript and the original newspaper announcement. The amount of information listed varies, but the records usually include a combination of the following information about your ancestor:
Explore this collection of newspaper birth notices to unearth interesting or undiscovered stories about your ancestors’. Discover how the events were originally reported and reveal fascinating details about the world in which your ancestors lived.
Birth notices were paid announcements usually written by a family member and sent to the newspaper. It would have been a cost to the family to have a notice in a newspaper.
The birth announcements may record the mother's name as the name of the father. For example, if the name of the mother was Mary Smith and she was married to John Smith, the announcement may have the name of Mrs John Smith or alternatively Mrs Smith.
Newspapers included in this collection are the following:
Aberdeen Evening Express
Aberdeen Press and Journal
Ayr Advertiser or West County Journal
Courier & Advertiser
Dumfries and Galloway Standard
Dundee Courier and Daily Argus
Dundee Perth and Cupar Advertiser
Edinburgh Evening News
The Shetland News
The Shetland Times
Begin your search broadly with just a first and last name.
You can narrow your results if needed by adding a year, place, or publication title.