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Scottish Genealogy Guides & Resources

Here are some handy family history guides and useful websites to help you find your Scottish ancestry.

Scottish Genealogy Guides & Resources to help your family history research
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Scottish Surnames

Do you have a Scottish family name and you would like to find out more about its origins, meaning, history and lots of other interesting information?

Click here to visit my growing resource on Scottish Surnames.

I’m aiming to grow this directory of surnames each month, hopefully you will find it useful.

Handy Guides

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

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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

Here is a selection of websites that can help you with your Scottish family history research:

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

Upcoming Family History Virtual Events

Just scroll down to find a date that suits you.  By the way, this is regularly updated so keep checking.

6 July 2024 (6pm Eastern Time): Researching Immigrant Ancestors to America, 1620–1965

Cost: $125 (July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2024)

For centuries, people have immigrated to America to escape religious or social persecution, claim a better life, or seek adventure.

This 5-week online seminar will provide you with the historical context, records, resources, and research strategies for understanding immigration and naturalization in the United States since 1620.

Click here for more information. 

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6 July 2024 (10.30am British Time):  Finding British Colonial Records in The National Archives

Cost: £10

From the 16th century, the British government amassed a wealth of documentation on its empire. One of the first stops for colonial records is The National Archives (UK), home to millions of historical documents created and collected by British government departments and major courts of law.

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12 July 2024 (1pm Eastern Time):  Sandstone & the Blue Whale: Stories from One of the World’s Oldest Botanic Gardens

Cost: Free

Founded in 1670, Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden is one of the oldest surviving botanic gardens in the world.

This illustration-rich webinar will feature some of the most interesting stories of the history of this garden and offer insight into how the garden’s mission to “explore, conserve, and explain the world of plants” is realized in practical terms today.

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13 July 2024 (11.30am British Time): Family Tree Maker: merging data from Ancestry & FamilySearch

Cost: £10

If you have your family tree recorded on either Ancestry or FamilySearch, this talk will show you how you can merge the information from both these sites into Family Tree Maker.  You will learn to import trees to create a new tree in FTM and at how to incorporate or exclude information given as hints.

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24 July 2024 (3pm British Time): Introduction to Family History Research

Cost: Free

This workshop will be useful to people who have already made a start on building up their family tree and researching official records. The National Library of Scotland collections are best suited to building up a background picture of your ancestors’ lives – putting flesh on the bones of your family tree. 

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