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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

Scottish Surnames

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

Click here to see my growing resource on Scottish surnames.

 

Handy Guides

Download one of these 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

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.

1 February 2024 (12pm UK time):  Locating Scottish Burial Records 

Cost: £10

Do you know where your Scottish ancestors were buried? Or how to find out more about their death? In this expert session, Emma Maxwell takes a look at the topic of Scottish burial records, explaining where you can find these and how to use them for your family history research.

Click here for more information.

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7 February 2024 (630pm UK time):  Understanding and interpreting Scottish birth, marriage and death certificates

Cost: £10

Discover how birth, marriage and death records can help you learn more about your Scottish ancestors. In this expert session, Ken Nisbet shows us how to get every last clue from Scottish birth, marriage and death certificates.

Click here for more information.

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10 February 2024: The Genealogy Show

Cost: £7

Watch this space when information about this online conference become available.

Click here for more information.

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14 February 2024 (12pm UK Time): Sailing to Philadelphia or Where did my Scottish ancestors go?

Cost: £10

Alison Spring’s talk will deal with tracing emigrant Scots ancestors using a variety of sources, including Kirk Session and Poor Law records. She uses examples in each record category to show their value in tracking down those who have left these shores and in some cases those who returned.

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24 February 2024 (12pm UK Time): Scottish burgh and trade incorporation records

Cost: £10

Scottish genealogy expert Chris Paton shares his expertise on how you can use these specialist record sets to uncover fascinating information about your ancestors that can’t be found elsewhere.

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28 February 2024 (630pm UK Time): Using DNA To break down Scottish brick walls

Cost: £10

Michelle Leonard presents a selection of DNA case studies, showing how these can be used alongside traditional research to break down long-standing brick walls.

Click here for more information.

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29 February – 2 March 2024 : RootsTech Annual Family History Conference

Cost: Free online

  • 200+ new online sessions in over 26 languages
  • Join keynote sessions live from the comfort of your own home
  • Chat online with other attendees worldwide
  • Get digital syllabi and class handouts

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