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
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.
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
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!
This site, provided by the FamilyRecords.gov.uk
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.
Website of the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints which incorporates
a search facility.
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.
A charity which exists to serve
everyone who has an interest in Scottish genealogy. The site contains a Family
History Index and Online Shop.
A BBC guide to researching your Scottish
family tree, full of helpful hints and advice.
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.
& Ireland Genealogical Information Service
excellent set of links to UK sites
Website of a project that sets out to
connect the world via genealogy resources.
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.