Published by PastSmith: Latest Book Read: Children of the Dead End

Four hundred! Yes, after downloading this book to my e-library, there are now over 400 e-books in there. All from Gutenberg, and all written over a hundred years ago, full of history and terms and customs of the times. Children of the Dead End by Patrick MacGill has to be one of the saddest books […]

Published by Sourceline: Scottish Wills and Testaments

In Scotland, prior to the 19th century, wills only involved moveable property and did not include land, buildings, mining rights or minerals. Before the 19th century, Inheritance Law in Scotland was unique in that all unmoveable property was inheritable by succession (automatically going to eldest son). Only moveable property could be dispersed as the dead […]