Inspiration for today's post again comes via Facebook. This morning Scotland's Genealogy linked to the above video on the Statistical Accounts of Scotland.
In the five-minute video Dr. Helen Chisholm of EDINA provides background to the two Statistical Accounts and walks viewers through the website. The First Statistical Account is from the 1790s and the Second Account is from the 1830s. While they won't provide names and dates, they do provide excellent "snapshots" of all Scotland's parishes.
Visit the main page for the Statistical Accounts is here, view a slideshare tour of the Accounts here, or read more about them at Scottish GENES here. If you like historical tweets you can follow the Statistical Accounts on Twitter here; each post links to a specific page in the various accounts.