Tools & Tips
Here are some handy guides and useful websites your family history journey.
Download one of the useful free guides to help you start growing your 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 websites that I use when I am researching Scottish family history:
Ancestry are one the largest online genealogical databases. Many Scottish records have been indexed and they have 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.
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.