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 Useful Links - Family History societies and websites

Websites relating to family history in Scotland are many and varied. Several key sites are listed below. For links to family history societies in specific areas of Scotland, look in the SAFHS or genuki websites.

Scottish Association of Family History Societies

The Association of Scottish Genealogists and Researchers in Archives - a collective of experienced record agents

Ancestral Scotland
VisitScotland's web portal for potential genealogy tourists. Search facilities will allow you to check for surnames, places or parishes and identify areas of Scotland where your ancestors lived. The site also provides links to up-to-date tourism information.

Cyndi's List
The biggest collection of links (more than 83,000 at the last count) to genealogical resources on the Internet. A great starting point for any search.

Invaluable site for resources on Scottish family and local history. Includes specific resources for Scottish counties and has an online parish locator.

Guild of One-Name Studies
The Guild is a charitable organisation with nearly 3000 worldwide members studying 8000 surnames. Members are pleased to answer questions about a surname. Find member contact details on the web site. New members are always welcome!

Family Records
This site, provided by the consortium, aims to help you find the government records and other sources you need for your family history research. SCAN is a member of the consortium.

Family Search
Website of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints which incorporates a search facility.

Scotland's People
A partnership between the General Register Office for Scotland and Scotland On Line, ScotlandsPeople is the official online source of parish register, civil registration and census records for Scotland.

Scottish Genealogy Society
A charity which exists to serve everyone who has an interest in Scottish genealogy. The site contains a Family History Index and Online Shop.

Scottish Roots
A BBC guide to researching your Scottish family tree, full of helpful hints and advice.

Scottish Tartans Society
The Society was founded in 1963 as the principal authority on Scottish tartans worldwide. The website provides access to the Register of All Publicly Known Tartan.

UK & Ireland Genealogical Information Service
an excellent set of links to UK sites

WorldGenWeb Project
Website of a project that sets out to connect the world via genealogy resources.

Deceased Online
The first central database of statutory burial and cremation registers for the UK and Republic of Ireland - a unique resource for family history researchers and professional genealogists.