Valuation Rolls 1920
Introduction & Background Information
The Valuation Rolls in Scotland for 1920 offer a fascinating snapshot of life in Scotland during the post-WW1 era.
The new records comprise 2,607,329 indexed names and 76,721 digital images (taken from 169 volumes of Valuation Rolls), and cover every kind of building, structure or property in Scotland which was assessed in 1920 as having a rateable value. The records reach right across the social classes, as the Valuation Rolls contain the names of property owners, tenants and occupiers, and in many cases occupations are also listed.
These new records also complement the 1895, 1905 and 1915 Valuation Rolls, which have been progressively added to the ScotlandsPeople website since 2012. Because the 1920 Rolls were taken just one year before the 1921 Census in Scotland was recorded, they should help family history researchers find new information about their ancestors, in advance of the opening of the 1921 Census in 2021.
The new records will let family historians find out more about their ancestors, and discover the rateable value of the property they rented or owned. The Valuation Rolls can also help genealogists to find out who the neighbours and landlords/tenants of their ancestors were.
To find out more about the information contained in the 1920 Valuation Rolls in, and to view some of these records, just click on the links below.