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General Genealogy Links

Scottish Clan Map. Map of Scotland showing the original territory of the different Scottish clans.

Scottish National War Memorial. The Scottish National War Memorial commemorates nearly 150,000 Scottish casualties in the First World War, 1914-1918, over 50,000 in the Second World War, 1939-1945 and the campaigns since 1945, including the Malayan Emergency, the Korean War, Northern Ireland, the Falklands War and the Gulf War. The register is searchable online.

Scotland Births Deaths Marriages Exchange. For anyone researching their family history in Scotland, the aim of the Births Deaths and Marriages Exchange is to provide a free resource for sharing information about ancestors found in Scotland.

100 Most Common Surnames in Scotland in 1995. Surnames occurring most often on the birth, death and marriage registers in Scotland in 1995. (One name on the birth and death registers and two on the marriage register)

Scottish Surnames. Helps finding where in Scotland your surname originated from.

A List of Scottish Surname Variants (pdf document)

The Scottish Genealogy Society Family History Index : The Family History Index is an index of over 2,500 separate files deposited by researchers with the Society over a period of almost 50 years.

Scottish Emigration Database. The Scottish Emigration Database currently contains the records of over 21,000 passengers who embarked at Glasgow and Greenock for non-European ports between 1 January and 30 April 1923, and at other Scottish ports between 1890 and 1960.

The Word on the Street - Broadsides at the National Library of Scotland. The National Library of Scotland's online collection of nearly 1,800 broadsides lets you see for yourself what 'the word on the street' was in Scotland between 1650 and 1910. You can search by keyword, browse by title or browse by subject.

List of Scottish Clans. With motto, name of Clan chief, Clan seat, and more.

Alphabetical list of Scottish names associated with clans and families

Clan/Family Histories. Histories of a large number of clans and families who have been significant in the making of Scotland.

The Gathering of the Clans (Scotland). These pages are designed to help you find out if you have any clan affiliations.

Septs of the Scottish Clans. Clan Septs and Dependents comprise those who were descended from the Chief through the female line and consequently bore a different surname; and those who sought and obtained the protection of the Clan and became dependents.

What's My Clan? List of clan septs & associated name. Septs of clans were families who were aligned to a clan or who sought protection from that clan. the list also includes names which are variations on a clan name.

Tartans of Scotland. A complete register of all publicly known tartans online, which includes details and images of over 2800 tartans.

Mini Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants : Hundreds of biographies.

Search for People on the The Highland Clearances Web Site. The website tells some of the stories from the Highland Clearances, their aftermath and consequences. There is no shortage of literature on the subject but most of it concentrates on the what and the why. This site is more concerned with the who.

1852-1857 Highlands and Islands Emigration Society Passenger Lists (Scotland)

Official Scottish Clans & Families

Online Scottish Names Directory

International Genealogical Index (IGI) Batch Numbers for Scotland. A useful index since searching the IGI by last name only is not permitted unless you search within a single batch of records at a time.

TAMH People Search. TAMH is a virtual museum presenting the maritime history of Tayside, on the east coast of Scotland. Search for famous and not so famous figures from Tayside history, with links into historical records.

The Edinburgh Gazette Archives. Search honours and awards, Boer War, World War I, and World War II notices, and much more.

1851 Census Strays : Born in Scotland but enumerated in England

Misc. Scotland 1841 Census Records. Various transcriptions from Argyllshire, Bute, Caithness, Inverness-shire, Orkney, Ross and Cromarty, and Shetland.

WWI Aces of Scotland : Honouring WWI pilots granted the designation of Ace. Biographies, medals and decorations, photos, etc.

Scotland Pipers Killed and Missing 1914-1918

Chiefs of Clans and Names in Scotland : Names and addresses of present day Scottish Chiefs and guidelines on how to address your Clan Chief.

List of Clan Septs and Dependents : There is often a wide variety of surnames within a Scottish clan. Find out what clan your name is associated with.

Misc. Wills from the Commissariot Courts in Scotland 1547-1800

Clyde River Steamers 1812-1901 (Scotland). Builders, Makers of Machinery, Owners, and Masters.

Scotland : Famous People Search

The Scottish Nation - Or the Surnames, Families, Literature, Honours and Biographical History of The People of Scotland. Free online edition of this book by William Anderson published in 1863.

Books We Own - Scotland. A free look-up resource for genealogical research.

Scots in Germany and Poland, XVIth, XVIIth and XVIIIth Century : From the book Scots in Germany by Th A Fischer (first published in 1902) Part 1 - Part 2

Scottish Jamaica Testaments : list of testaments probated in seventeenth century Jamaica believed to be those of early Scottish immigrants to the colony.

St Andrews Society of the River Plate, Argentina : List of Members in 1894 : This list contains many of the prominent Scots and descendants of Scots living in Buenos Aires and elsewhere in Argentina at that time.

Scots in Chascomus, Argentina, 1869 and 1895

Uruguay and Entre Rios, Argentina Church of Scotland Records from the late 1850s to the early 1900s. An index of baptisms of the children of persons with British surnames, recorded by the Presbyterian Church of Scotland in Argentina for the period between the late 1850s and early 1900s, for the province of Entre Rios in Argentina and the Banda Oriental, now better known as Uruguay. Also St Andrew's Church, Chascomus, Argentina Communion Roll 1873-1884.

Scots Burials in Buenos Aires, Argentina 1822-1833

Scots in Southern Patagonia (Argentina and Chile) 1883-1915

Scots in Chascomus, Argentina, 1869 and 1895

Declarations of Intention to Marry given at the British Consulate, Buenos Aires, Argentina 1849-75 (Scots only)

Passenger List : The Symmetry, from Scotland to Argentina 1825

TAMH: Mariners and Voyages Search. TAMH is a virtual museum presenting the maritime history of Tayside, on the east coast of Scotland. Search through the shipping log records of mariners and voyages to and from Tayside ports through the centuries.

Database of Scotland Cricket Players Past and Present.

Scottish Undertakers in Ulster 1609-1610. List of Scottish applicants for Ulster allotments.

SCOTLAND Genealogy Mailing List at RootsWeb. You can search the archives for a specific message or browse them.

WGW-SURNAMES-SCOTLAND Mailing List at RootsWeb. Topic: Discussing and sharing of information regarding surnames originating in Scotland. This list is only for surname queries, but is a companion to the SCOTLAND-GENWEB list which should be used for general genealogical queries. You can search the archives for a specific message or browse them.

SCOTLAND-ROLLCALL Mailing List at RootsWeb. Topic: A mailing list for any and all researchers of Scottish kin to post roll calls ... surnames they are researching and associated information such as locations and timeframes. You can search the archives for a specific message or browse them.

SCOTLAND-ROOTS Mailing List at RootsWeb. Topic: A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Scotland. You can search the archives for a specific message or browse them.

SCT-TOMBSTONE-INSCRIPTIONS Mailing List at RootsWeb. Topic: A mailing list for the posting of tombstone inscriptions and requests for lookups for Scotland gravesites. You can search the archives for a specific message or browse them.

SCT-ROYAL Mailing List at RootsWeb. Topic: Scots Royalty. You can search the archives for a specific message or browse them.

CLANS Mailing List at RootsWeb. Topic: A mailing list for anyone with an interest in Scottish Clans including their history, genealogy, culture, and presence in the world today through clan organizations. You can search the archives for a specific message or browse them.

JACOBITES Mailing List at RootsWeb. Topic: the study of the Scottish Jacobite period (1685-1750) focusing on the genealogy of its participants and their fate. You can search the archives for a specific message or browse them.

SCOT-DNA Mailing List at RootsWeb. Topic: A mailing list in support of the Scot DNA Project. Discussion will include all aspects of the Project including genetics and genealogy, history relative to the location and migration of the Scots worldwide, methodology, comparisons, results and analysis. The focus of the list follows the trend of the project and its scope as it evolves over time. Due to the nature of the Scot DNA Project, other Scottish Surname Project Managers and Participants also use this forum to discuss their project, which may share results with the Scot DNA Project. One need not be a member of the Project to join the list and its discussion, but rather only share an interest in the topic. You can search the archives for a specific message or browse them.

SCOTLAND-CEMETERIES Mailing List at RootsWeb. Topic: A mailing list for anyone searching for their ancestors in cemeteries in Scotland or interested in preserving historical information about these cemeteries (including locating graves, decedents within the graves, cemeteries which have been indexed on the internet and in other written forms, and care of tombstones and the inscriptions thereon) and sharing information about them. You can search the archives for a specific message or browse them.

SCOTLAND-GENWEB Mailing List at RootsWeb. Topic: A mailing list for anyone with an historical or genealogical interest in Scotland and its' people; to participate in friendly discussions about almost anything that relates to that interest. This list will also address and discuss surname queries of individuals or families and research the history of the surname. You can search the archives for a specific message or browse them.

SCT-HIGHLAND-CLEARANCES Mailing List. Topic: A mailing list for genealogical discussions surrounding the Battle of Culloden (Scotland) resulting in the involuntary migration of many Scottish families known as the Highland Clearances in order to learn where these displaced Scots went, who they went with, where they eventually settled, and most important - why they left. You can search the archives for a specific message or browse them.

SCOTLAND-OBITS Mailing List at RootsWeb. Topic: A mailing list for individuals and volunteers to submit or request obituary information for Scotland. You can search the archives for a specific message or browse them.

SCOTTISH-MINING Mailing List at RootsWeb. Topic: ancestors that worked in Scottish mines in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. You can search the archives for a specific message or browse them.

SCT-GEN-MEDIEVAL Mailing List at RootsWeb. Topic: A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding genealogy in Scotland during the Middle Ages, generally regarded as extending from the fall of Rome in 476 to about 1450. You can search the archives for a specific message or browse them.

Scottish Prisoners sent to New England in 1652.

Misc. Scot and Irish Ship Passenger Lists

Broomielaw Immigrants Shipping List, Scotland to Tasmania, 1859

Born in the Border Counties of Scotland, Married in Victoria, Australia 1853-1895

Highland and Island Emigration Society : Passenger Lists Scotland to Australia 1852-1857

Scottish Ministers. Minister included in Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae : Volume I -Synods of Lothian and Tweeddale. Volume II - Synods of Merse and Teviotdale, Dumfries & Galloway.

Scottish Top Site Directory


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