Tools & Tips2019-06-13T11:16:18+01:00

Tools & Tips

If you are in need of help in starting family history research, help with something you have encountered whilst doing your family tree or if you would like to have me do all of the work for you, then this is where you want to be.

Tools & Tips

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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Useful Websites

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.

Visit Ancestry

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

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 Find My Past

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

Visit Forces War Records

For genealogy supplies, I use My History.

My History

ScotlandsPeople – The ScotlandsPeople website is the official Scottish Government site for searching government records and archives.

Visit ScotlandsPeople

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

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