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

3 December 2021 – The History of the Christmas Dinner

Free – The National Archives at Kew

Join Annie Gray on a delectable trip through time, from medieval celebrations to the trappings and traditions of the present day. Discover the rich history and cultural traditions of the joy of Christmas feasts.

Click here to register and for more information.

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5 December 2021 – Scottish Indexes XIV Conference

Free – donations accepted

Michael Tobias will be presenting on ‘Tracing Jewish families in Scotland and Central/Eastern Europe’ and genealogists Chris Paton and Kirsty Wilkinson will also be presenting.

Click here to register and for more information.

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14 December 2021: Saints in Early Medieval Scotland

£10 – History Scotland

In early medieval Scotland, many religious sites were established, thereafter creating saints. While Iona and Saint Columba are perhaps the best-known saints, there were other important saints and sites including: Donnan and Eigg; Moluag and Lismore; Maelruba and Applecross; as well as the churches at Rosemarkie and Portmahomack.

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15 December 2021: Family History From Home: An Introduction

Free – National Library of Scotland

This is an interactive workshop to help you continue your ancestral research from home. If you have discovered the outline of your family history or are wondering about the roots of your family tree, the National Library of Scotland can help with their resources. 

Click here to register and for more information.

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15 January 2022 – Advanced Course in Family History Research

£42 – 48: Lifelong Learning Dundee

Having started your family history, this course will consist of 6 classes on individual topics: (1) English Records, (2) Migration Records, (3) DNA and Online Family Trees, (4) Researching Military service during the Great War, (5) researching Irish family history and (6) using medical records to add to your family history story. Spaces are limited so book now if you want to join the course. Bookings will close on 7 January 2022.

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