Here are some handy guides and useful websites to help your Scottish family history research.
Download one of the handy free guides to help you grow your family tree:
Starting Your Scottish Family Tree
7 helpful tips to get you started with your family research
A Guide To The ScotlandsPeople Centre
Learn how to use the official government source of genealogical data for Scotland
These are some of the useful websites that I use when I am researching Scottish family history:
Ancestry is one the largest genealogical database available online. Many Scottish records have been indexed and there is a 14-day free trial.
British Newspaper Archive – many Scottish newspapers have been digitised and your ancestor may appear in an article, family notice or obituary.
Family Search is free to register and it has a huge collection of worldwide records, inluding Scottish records.
Findmypast – with other 2 billion records, this genealogical database has indexed Scottish records that may help with your search. You can try their website for free for 14-days.
Forces War Records – is the military genealogy specialist website for the UK, including Scotland.
For genealogy supplies, I use My History.
ScotlandsPeople – The ScotlandsPeople website is the official Scottish Government site for searching government records and archives.
Here is a handy guide on useful websites to help you research your Scottish ancestry.
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