Ethnic Heritage Toolkits: Scotland

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Buittle Parish Home Page


<> If you know your family came from the Buittle Parish in Scotland, this site is a gold mine of census and parish records online. For others interested in Scottish genealogy, it gives an idea of what parish records offer.

Cyndi’s List — Scotland

<> More than 400 links to a variety of Scottish genealogy resources.

Gathering of the Clans: Clan Finder

<> Excellent for information on individual Scottish clans. Search by surname and find out the clan’s crest, plaid and history.

Genealogy Scotland

< Williams/scot.html> Offers many links to databases, history, ships’ passenger lists, deeds and message boards relating to Scottish genealogy.

GENUKI: Scotland

<> Probably the best site to start searching for Scottish roots. It contains links to dozens of counties, archives, references and directories — online and off.

National Archives of Scotland

<> Solid introductions to researching Scottish family history, emigrants, military, local history, maps, trades and crafts. You also can order archival publications and find out how to access indexes of its collections.

Research Outline: Old Parochial Registers Index

<> Learn how the Old Parochial Registers Index can be a valuable resource in seeking Scottish ancestors. Outlines strategies to search for an ancestor’s christening or marriage date, spouse and specific parish.

Research Outline: Scotland

<> This guide gives the details on researching Scottish roots, including what to know before you begin and how to find the records you need.

Scotland, Fifeshire

<> Post queries and help piece together the kingdom of Fife’s history. The links page is chock-full of sites about Scottish history, genealogical societies, maps and records.

Welcome to Scotland

<> Great for anyone with an interest in Scotland in general, this site offers links and information about every aspect of Scotland. Includes, maps, history, government and more.


Scotland General Register Indexes

<> For a fee, you can search vital records, old parish records and census records up to the last 100 years. You can perform Soundex searches of the databases and order the extracts online.

Scotland GenWeb

<> Links to county Web sites, plus bulletin boards, Scotland links and mailing lists.

Scotland National Library

<> The National Library of Scotland maintains huge collections of maps, manuscripts and photographs, and you can access the library’s catalogs through this Web site to see if it’s worth a visit. Online, you can read copies of historical books and famous documents, such as the last letter of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Scottish Genealogic Society

<> A great beginner’s guide, this site contains feature articles and research service contacts, plus a surname database and information on clans.

The Scottish Page

<> Browse this site’s links, search engines and resources devoted to Scottish genealogy, travel, geography and language, especially the Dumfries-Galloway area.

Scottish Record Offices and Archives on the Web

<> Alphabetical list of links to sites for Scottish counties.

Scottish Wedding Customs

<> Take a peek at how your ancestors may have gotten hitched, including silly stag parties and bizarre bridal showers.

Scots Link Magazine

<> The online companion to a magazine that concentrates on Scottish lines connected to Australia and New Zealand but has readers all over the world. Online, you can browse and submit queries about your research and order back issues.

The Scots Magazine

<> A great resource if you’re planning a trip to Scotland or just want to learn more about its locations, slang and culture.


Scottish Family History: A Guide to Works of Reference on the History and Genealogy of Scottish Families by Margaret Stuart (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

The Scottish Americans by Catherine Aman (Chelsea House)

Colonists from Scotland: Emigration to North America, 1707-1783 by lan Charles Carill Graham (Clearfield Co.)

MacRoots: How to Trace Your Scottish Ancestors by Tim Bede (Macdonald, out of print)

In Search of Hamish McBagpipes: A Concise Guide to Scottish Genealogy by Douglas Bruce Goldie (Heritage Books)

In Search of Scottish Ancestry by Gerald Hamilton-Edwards (Phillimore, out of print)

Scottish Roots: A Step-by-Step Guide for Ancestor Hunters by Alywn James (Pelican Publishing Co.)

Scottish Family History by David Moody (Genealogical Publishing Co., out of print)

Surnames of Scotland: Their Origin, Meaning and History by George Fraser Black (New York Public Library)

Tracing your Scottish Ancestors: A Guide to Ancestry Research in the Scottish Record Office by Cecil Sinclair (HMSO, publisher out of stock)

Your Scottish Ancestry: A Guide for North Americans by Sherry Irvine (Ancestry)


Council of Scottish Clans and Associations

Box 2828 Moultrie, GA 31776 <>

Scottish Genealogy Society

15 Victoria Terrace Edinburgh, EH1 2JL Scotland <> Collects books, manuscripts, periodicals, journals, microfilm and microfiche on Scottish family history.

Scotch-Irish Foundation

Box 181 Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 
From the Winter 2001 issue of Family Tree Magazine

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