Links to other sites

General Scottish Genealogy

ScotlandsPeople Facebook

Online indexes & records of births, marriages, deaths, census, testaments (wills, inventories) and some valuation rolls

National Records of Scotland

Public records, such as testaments, tax records, sasines and deeds, and also many donated collections of private records. (Unlike the National Archives in London, the National Records of Scotland hold more than just official records.)

Also: the government department responsible for registering births, marriages, deaths, divorces & adoptions in Scotland, and for carrying out Scottish censuses.

Also: information about how to access records of births, marriages, deaths, censuses & testaments by visiting Edinburgh

National Register of Archives for Scotland
Scottish GENUKI pages
Poorhouses in Scotland (NOT called workhouses)
19th century plans of Scottish towns
Scotland Census Records

Links to free Scottish census records

Visit Scotland: Research your Scottish ancestry

Scottish Genealogical Tourism

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Scottish Family History Societies

Society
Web site
FacebookArea coveredAddress
Scottish Genealogy SocietyFacebookAll Scotland15 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL
Aberdeen & North-East Scotland FHSFacebookAberdeenshire, Banffshire, Kincardineshire, Morayshire164 King Street, Aberdeen AB24 5BD
Alloway & Southern Ayrshire FHS - closed 31.3.2015Ballantrae, Colmonell, Dalmellington, Dalrymple, Girvan, Kirkmichael, Kirkoswald, Maybole, etc.
Anglo-Scottish FHSFor Scots emigrants to England; an offshoot of Manchester and Lancashire FHS, based in Manchester
East Ayrshire FHSParishes of Auchinleck, Craigie, Dalmellington, Dalrymple, Dunlop, Fenwick, Galston, Kilmarnock, Kilmaurs, Loudoun, Mauchline, Muirkirk, New Cumnock, Ochiltree, Old Cumnock, Riccarton, Sorn, Stair, Stewarton
Borders FHSFacebookBerwickshire, Peeblesshire, Roxburghshire, Selkirkshire
Central Scotland FHSClackmannanshire, Stirlingshire, west Perthshire
Dumfries & Galloway FHSDumfriesshire, Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, Wigtownshire9 Glasgow Street, Dumfries DG2 9AF
Fife FHSFacebookFife
Glasgow & West of Scotland FHSFacebookCity of Glasgow, Ayrshire, Buteshire, Dunbartonshire, northern Lanarkshire, RenfrewshireUnit 13, 22 Mansfield Street, Glasgow G11 5QP
Highland FHSCaithness, Inverness-shire, Nairnshire, Ross & Cromarty, Sutherland
Lanarkshire FHS

Formerly Hamilton & District FHS

Facebooksouth & central Lanarkshire
Largs & North Ayrshire FHSnorth Ayrshire
The Lothians FHS

Formerly Midlothian FHS

East Lothian, Midlothian, West LothianLasswade High School Centre, Eskdale Drive, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian EH19 2LA
Renfrewshire FHSRenfrewshire
Troon & Ayrshire FHSWest Ayrshire

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Scottish Local History Societies

SocietyArea coveredAddress
Abertay Historical SocietyIn Dundee
Leith Local History SocietyLeith in Midlothian
Montrose Natural History & Antiquarian SocietyMontrose in Angus

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Scottish Libraries & archives

Librarians and archivists seem to have a problem with the idea that a fixed web address would make life easier!

AberdeenAberdeen University Library
Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire Archives
AyrshireSouth Ayrshire Libraries - Local & family history library
Dumfries & GallowayDumfries & Galloway Council Archives (for Dumfriesshire, Wigtownshire & Stewartry of Kirkcudbright)
Dundee & AngusDundee City Archives
Local History Centre, Dundee Central Library
Dundee University Archives
Angus Archives at Restenneth, by Forfar
Edinburgh & LothiansNational Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

On-line catalogues of the NLS

Old maps in the NLS

National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh
Edinburgh University Library
Edinburgh University Archives
The Heriot-Watt University Museum & Archive
Scottish Poetry Library
Public Libraries in the City of Edinburgh
Midlothian Local Studies Library at Loanhead - covers Midlothian excluding Edinburgh
Public Libraries in East Lothian
John Gray Centre at Haddington, East Lothian
Public Libraries in West Lothian
West Lothian Libraries - Local History Library
Lothian Health Services Archive

Institutional records of hospitals in and near Edinburgh; records of medical societies, charities and campaigns; clinical case notes; personal papers of physicians, surgeons, etc. Dates: 1727 to present.

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
FifeFife Local Studies
Fife Archives
St Andrews University Library
GlasgowGlasgow University Library

Glasgow University Library - Department of Special Collections

Glasgow University Archive Services
Strathclyde University Archives & Special Collections
Strathclyde University Library
Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow
Perth & KinrossPerth & Kinross Archives
OtherSLAINTE: Scottish Libraries across the Internet
Scottish Archive Network

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Other Libraries & archives

EuropeNational Archives of Ireland
National Library of Ireland
National Library of Wales
Links to German & other European Archives; archives outwith Europe
National Archives of England & Wales
Office for National Statistics, Southport, England
AustraliaNational Archives of Australia
National Library of Australia
State Library of New South Wales, Australia

Family History Service at the State Library of New South Wales

State Library of South Australia
Archives Office of Tasmania, Australia
State Library of Victoria, Australia

Family history resources at the State Library of Victoria

Public Record Office of Victoria, Australia

Includes Family & Local History

CanadaLibrary and Archives Canada

Genealogy and Family History in Library and Archives Canada

Archives of British Columbia, Canada
New ZealandNational Archives of New Zealand
National Library of New Zealand

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Museums

National Museums of Scotland

Umbrella site for Scotland's seven national museums

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow
Biggar Museum Trust Museums in Aberdeenshire
University of Dundee Museum Services Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen
East Lothian Museums & Galleries Museums & Galleries in Fife
Shetland Museum & Archives National Mining Museum at Newtongrange, Midlothian

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Universities

Aberdeen Dundee
Edinburgh Glasgow
Heriot-Watt (in Edinburgh) St Andrews
Stirling Strathclyde (in Glasgow)

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Local government councils
Some have archives/library information

City of Aberdeen Aberdeenshire Angus
Argyll & Bute Dumfries & Galloway City of Dundee
East Ayrshire East Lothian East Renfrewshire
City of Edinburgh Fife City of Glasgow
Highland

(Caithness, Sutherland, Ross & Cromarty,
Inverness-shire, Nairnshire)

Inverclyde Midlothian
Morayshire North Lanarkshire Orkney Islands
Perth & Kinross Renfrewshire Shetland Islands
South Ayrshire South Lanarkshire Stirling
West Dunbartonshire Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

(Western Isles / Outer Hebrides)

West Lothian

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Tourist board ("Visit Scotland")

Scottish Tourist Board
Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire Argyll and the Isles Ayrshire & Arran
Dumfries & Galloway Dundee & Angus Edinburgh & Lothians
The Kingdom of Fife Greater Glasgow & Strathclyde The Highlands
Loch Lomond, the Trossachs & the Forth Valley The Highlands Orkney and Orkney
Perthshire Scottish Borders Shetland
Western Isles (Outer Hebrides)

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General Scottish Information

Gazetteer for Scotland

A project under development by Edinburgh University's School of Geosciences

Alan Godfrey Maps

Old large-scale Ordnance Survey maps of Scotland

Ordnance Survey Old Maps TSO Scotland

(formerly, The Stationery Office) - Official publications: information & bookshop

The Scottish Government The Scottish Parliament

Site Map for The Scottish Parliament

Registers of Scotland Executive Agency

Scotland's Land Registry

The National Trust for Scotland

Properties in the care of the National Trust for Scotland

Scottish Natural Heritage Historic Environment Scotland

Information about prehistoric and historic sites in the care of Historic Environment Scotland, including abbeys, castles, churches, houses and industrial sites

A merger of the former Historic Scotland with the Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historic Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS)

SCRAN: Scottish Cultural Resource Access Network

Scotland's history & culture - part of Historic Environment Scotland

Historic Places to Go in Scotland

(Part of electric scotland)

George Washington Wilson Photographic Archive, Aberdeen The Scotsman

"Scotland's National Newspaper"

Creative Scotland - The Arts in Scotland
Scotland Travel Guide

The Cockburn Association

The Edinburgh Civic Trust

Edinburgh International Festival

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Edinburgh International Film Festival

Edinburgh International Book Festival

The Scottish Wildlife Trust

The John Muir Trust

Humanist Society Scotland

Scottish Rock Garden Club

Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

Scotland's War [1914-1918] The New European Facebook

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Other Genealogy

GENUKI

The main GENUKI site for genealogy-related information for the whole of the British Isles.

British Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Cyndi Howells's index

An index of thousands of links to genealogy sites on the internet

United Kingdom Census Finder

Australian Family History Compendium
Genealogy Online The Federation of Family History Societies
Guild of One-Name Studies LDS Family Search (GB and Ireland) - including the International Genealogical Index (IGI)

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