Tools & Tips

Resources

Here are some handy guides and useful websites to help your Scottish family history research.

Handy Guides

Download one of the handy free guides to help you grow your family tree:

Family Tree Packages

Starting Your Scottish Family Tree

7 helpful tips to get you started with your family research

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A Guide To The ScotlandsPeople Centre

Learn how to use the official government source of genealogical data for Scotland

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Useful Websites

These are some of the useful websites that I use when I am researching Scottish family history:

Here is a handy guide on useful websites to help you research your Scottish ancestry.

Upcoming Family History Virtual Events

Family History Show

19th June – £6

Talks will include topics on breaking down brick walls, RAF ancestors, Wills and Testaments, DNA and the merchant navy.

Click here for more information.

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National Library of Scotland – Hospitals and Healthcare

24th June – free 

A virtual visit to Scotland’s hospitals via historic films, hosted by Sarah Spence. Through footage in the Moving Image Archive, you will meet some of the health professionals that have cared for the country in illness and health.

Click here for more information.

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National Library of Scotland – Maps for Local and Family History

30th June – free (tickets available from 23rd June via Eventbrite)

Find out how maps can help with your family history or local history research in this introductory talk and question and answer session.

Click here for more information.

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Scottish Indexes XI Conference

10th July – free (donations are welcome)

Talks will include topics on Shetland surnames, tracing Scottish women, tracing Scottish ancestors before 1855 and merchant and trades house records. 

Click here for more information via their Facebook page.

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Muchty Heritage – a series of talks about Auchtermuchty Village

13th July & 14th September – free

The online talks on 13th July will explore the houses and inhabitants of the High Street of Auchtermuchty. Later in the year in September, there will be a talk about the Whites of Auchtermuchty, a company with over 300 years of history with the village.

Click here for more information via their Facebook page.

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