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Genealogy Links - Scotland and International

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Courtesy of Scotlands Family


  • GROS- General Register Office for Scotland Responsible for all birth, marriage, death registrations, and Census returns now and in the past.

  • NAS - National Archives for Scotland  Scotland's main repository for historical papers.

  • Scottish Archive Network  (SCAN)  Online catalogue to historical records in 50 Scottish archives. 

  • Scot Roots Scotland's leading ancestor search service worldwide

  • Scotlands People Pay-per view digitised images of Scotland's official records

  • Scotlands Family - Useful web site which allows you to do some DIY genealogy - links to other Genealogy web sites

  • Ancestral Scotland  Introduction to Scottish genealogy for tourists to Scotland  

  •  Family research business based in West Lothian producing detailed personal Scottish family histories

  • Genealogy Charts  A range of family tree charts from the Chartists to display your family history

  •  Listings of clan and genealogy sites which may help your search.

  • English Origins English or Welsh ancestors? You may find their birth, marriage or death certificate on this site.

  •  UK Naval and Military Press website for military historians and family genealogists

  • Genes Connected Build your family tree by sharing your data with others. From the people who brought you Friends Reunited.

  • Army Museums Trust  Contains useful guide to tracing British army officers and ranks

  • Comrades and Colleagues  Get in touch with former comrades in the Armed Forces.

  •  Personal and nostalgic stories and memories from around Britain in the 1900's.

  • The Bereavement Services Portal offers a free information resource on over 3500 cemeteries, crematoria and burial grounds throughout UK 

  •  List and find homes, streets and places from your past using information and images.

  • UK Birth Adoption Register Adopted and searching for birth parents or siblings? You can enroll in a searchable data-base for UK.

  • GeneaSearch  Find genealogy lookups, family surname newsletters, books from genealogy societies and individuals, surname queries, female ancestors, announce new sites, beginner's genealogy guide, free clip art.

  • My Genealogy Web   Online resource for genealogy 

  • All Genealogy Sites Directory A new directory of useful genealogy sites worldwide

  • GenDir  A comprehensive list of genealogy sites, a surname meta-search tool, and a genealogy message board.

  • Misbach: Download a free Genealogy family tree chart.

  • Church of the Latter Day Saints  The LDS database is now available On Line -  contains 13 million records of births and marriages. One of the most important sources of genealogical information are the Family History Centres operated by the Church of the Latter Day Saints (the Mormons, often referred to as "LDS". They have made microfiche copies of all the births and marriages in all the parish records in Scotland. (Copies of the microfiche are available in main libraries in the UK including Airdrie and Hamilton.)

  • Who do you think you are ?  BBC TV's popular programme revealing  the family history of celebrities.

Scotland- Local Areas    

  • Silicon Glen, Scotland Visit the Silicon Glen website - all about Scotland

  • Ayrshire Roots Great resource for those researching their family roots in Ayrshire.

  • The Glasgow Story  Tells the story of Glasgow in words and pictures allowing you to explore many interesting themes and topics

  • The Clydebank Story As told by local historians and illustrated with hundreds of images from Clydebank Library and other collections.

  • The Airdrie Page  Helpful site for information and resources in and around Airdrie in west-central Scotland.

  • Monklands Online  For everyone interested in the Lanarkshire of today, and the past.

  • Skye Roots  Family history and heritage revealed on the isles of Skye and Raasay. Norma MacLeod on Skye will assist family searches directly. 

  • Mull Genealogy  Essential resource for all with ancestors from the isle of Mull in Argyllshire

  • Roots Hebrides Great site for  everyone with ancestors from Lewis, Harris, and other islands of the Outer Hebrides.

  • Gaelic Scotland - Guide to Scottish Gaelic resources on the web

  • Newhaven on Forth  Entertaining site on the history and people of Newhaven, a fishing community near Edinburgh.

  • History of Leith: People, places and old maps of the Port of Leith, Edinburgh's waterfront.

  • Kilsyth info  Community site with historical and current items of interest in the Kilsyth area. 

  • Abade Self Catering  Hand-picked quality self-catering accommodation in Perthshire and Fife

  • Duncrub Holidays Self catering holiday homes in an historic chapel in Perthshire.

Scottish History    

England and Wales   

  • The National Archives of England, Wales and the United Kingdom has one of the largest archival collections in the world, spanning 1000 years of British history, from Domesday Book of 1086 to government papers recently released to the public.

  • 1901 Census -
    Contains census images and transcriptions from the 1901 Census of England and Wales

  • English Roots  English roots provides a professional research service for people wishing to learn about their ancestors in England and Wales.

  • English Origins  Birth, marriage, death certificates and Censuses for England and Wales.

  • UK Genealogy Research Offers a certificate retrieval service for England and Wales, low cost research and a UK and Ireland  message board. 

  • UK Genealogy  A  genealogy index site for the British Isles, with surname listings, parish locators, county archives, etc.





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