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Resources

Here are some handy guides and useful websites your family history journey.

Handy Guides

Download one of the useful free guides to help you start growing your tree.

Starting Your Family Tree

Starting Your Scottish Family Tree

7 helpful tips to get you started with your family research

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A Guide To ScotlandsPeople

A Guide To The ScotlandsPeople Centre

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

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

Useful Websites

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

ScotlandsPeople – The ScotlandsPeople website is the official Scottish Government site for researching your Scottish family history.

Visit ScotlandsPeople here.

National Records of Scotland (NRS) is the depository for all Scottish archival documents. Your ancestor may be mentioned in one of their many archival documents.

Search the NRS records here.

 

Ancestry are one the largest online genealogical databases. Many Scottish records have been indexed and they have a 14-day free trial.

Visit Ancestry here.

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.

Visit Findmypast here.

British Newspaper Archive – many Scottish newspapers have been digitised and your ancestor may appear in an article, family notice or obituary.

Visit British Newspaper Archive here.

Forces War Records – is the military genealogy specialist website for the UK, including Scotland.

Visit Forces War Records here.

Deceased Online is a central database of burials and cremations in Scotland and the rest of the UK.

Visit Deceased Online here.

For genealogy supplies, I use My History.

Visit My History here.

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