Scottish Records At a Glance
Search for these records at the Family History Library, ScotlandsPeople, and the General Register Office for Scotland.
- Dates: 1855 to present
- Privacy restrictions: none.
Research tip: The International Genealogical Index has good coverage of births and marriages from Scottish civil registration records for the years 1855 to 1875.
- Dates: 1553 to 1854
- Privacy restrictions: none
Research tip: GROS warns these records contain little information, but they’re the main source of vital data before compulsory civil registration.
- Dates: every 10 years since 1801 (except 1941)
- Privacy restrictions: confidential for 100 years
Research tip: Beginning in 1841, censuses name every member of the household, and gave each one’s age, relationship to head of household, occupation and place of birth. The 1851 count added marital status; the 1891 census indicates Gaelic speakers.
- The Clans of Scotland Map
- Gazetteer of Scottish Places
- GENUKI: Scotland
- Scotland Bibliographies Online
- Scotland GenWeb
- Scottish Archive Network
- The Scottish Association of Family History Societies
- Scottish Clans DNA Project
- Scottish Handwriting
- Scottish National War Memorial
- Ulster Ancestry
- Clans and Families of Scotland: The History of the Scottish Tartan by Alexander Fulton (Book Sales)
- Colonists from Scotland: Emigration to North America, 1707-1783 by Ian Charles Cargill Graham (Clearfield Co.)
- Discover Your Scottish Ancestry: Internet and Traditional Resources by Graham S. Holton (Roberts Rinehart Publishers)
- Gathering the Clans: Tracing Scottish Ancestry on the Internet by Alan Stewart (Phillimore & Co.)
- A Genealogist’s Guide toDiscovering Your Scottish Ancestors by Paul Milner and Linda Jonas (Betterway Books)
- The Phillimore Atlas and Index of Parish Registers by Cecil R. Humphery-Smith (David Brown Book Co.)
- Rooted in Scotland: Getting to the Heart of Your Scottish Heritage by Cameron Taylor (Luath Press)
- Scottish Ancestry: Research Methods for Family Historians by Sherry Irvine (Ancestry)
- Scottish Roots: The Step-By-Step Guide to Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors by Alwyn James (Luath Press)
- The Scottish Family Tree Detective: Tracing Your Ancestors in Scotland by Rosemary Bigwood (Manchester University Press)
- Tracing Your Scottish Ancestry by Kathleen B. Cory (Genealogical Services)
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