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Tutorial and links

After practising with the tutorial, try your hand at the interactive tests.
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In addition to the knowledge you have acquired, the links below offer optional tutorials which will help you enhance your skills.

The site allows you to enter your answers in the text boxes provided. Incorrect answers are highlighted in red type and correct answers in black.

Dunlop letters
Glasgow Burgh court

For practise in specific types of records, try your hand at the set posers.

For example, see burgh posers here.

The church court posers are drawn from kirk session records, presbytery records, synod records, the registers of the general assembly and heritors’ records. Examples are also taken from the records of the Relief Church and the Free Church: click here.

The court posers are drawn from the High Court of Justiciary, admiralty courts, regality courts, barony courts and bailliary courts: click here.

The legal posers cover registers of sasines and registers of deeds: click here.

The state posers are mostly from the Privy Council registers: click here.

The tax posers include customs and excise records: click here.

The testament posers include inventories, confirmations and eiks (an addition to a testament): click here.

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