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SCOTTISH GENEALOGY WEBSITES

– for more, see these Scottish_Sources_2012 and BCGS-Scottish_Maps_Aug-2012 handouts

Scotland’s People, free searches, pay site: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

General Register Office for Scotland: http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk

National Archives of Scotland: http://www.nas.gov.uk

National Library of Scotland, more than 50,000 digital images and 150,000 records: http://www.nls.uk

Scottish Archive Network (SCAN): http://www.nls.uk

Scottish Genealogy Society: http://www.scotsgenealogy.com

Scottish Association of Family History Societies: http://www.safhs.org.uk/members.asp

Highland Clearances: http://www.theclearances.org

Scottish Strays, Scottish Marriage Index, Anglo-Scottish Family History Society (Manchester and Lanceshire Family History Society). Search for free; add your own family details: http://www.anglo-scots.mlfhs.org.uk

Scotland.com, travel info, forums including ‘genealogy’ and ‘people searching’ : http://www.scotland.com

Scottish place names, specific areas

Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba (AÀA) – Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland, searchable database, national advisory partnership for Gaelic place-names in Scotland: http://www.gaelicplacenames.org

Scotland’s Places, searchable gazetteer, official surveys and reports. Also searchable tax rolls, Ordnance Survey name books by subscription. Sponsored by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS), the National Records of Scotland (NRS), the National Library of Scotland (NLS), with support from the School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh and the Scottish Government: http://www.scotlandsplaces.gov.uk

Glasgow Family History, Mitchell Library and Glasgow Archives: http://www.glasgowfamilyhistory.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx

Virtual Mitchell, Glasgow: http://www.mitchelllibrary.org/virtualmitchell/

Inner Hebrides (including Coll, Colonsay, Eigg, Islay, Jura, Mull, Raasay, Rùm, Skye, Tiree)

Islay Genealogy, guides, indexes, documents, Steve Gilchrist : http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~steve/islay/info.htm

Islay Rootsweb e-mail list: http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~steve/islay/maillist.htm

Islay History, Neil Gordon-Orr: http://islayhistory.blogspot.co.uk/

Islay articles and photographs, Becky Williamson, Geograph: http://www.geograph.org.uk/blog/?tag=islay  [Geograph® Britain and Ireland project - collecting "geographically representative photographs and information for every square kilometre of Great Britain and Ireland..."]

Ultimate Online Guide to the Isle of Islay, travel, history, photographs. Free newsletter: http://www.islayinfo.com/index.htm

Tiree Genealogy, Online Resources, Louise MacDougall: http://www.members.shaw.ca/tireefolk/Tiree%20Links.htm

Isle of Tiree Genealogy, Keith Dash: http://www.tireegenealogy.com/

Outer Hebrides

Roots Hebrides, Outer Hebrides genealogy for Lewis, Harris, Uist, Barra, Eriskay, Taransay, Scalpay, Berneray: http://www.rootshebrides.com

Fàilte gu Hebrides.ca (no recent updates), Isle of Lewis – Eastern Townships of Quebec – Bruce County-Huron Township – Outer Hebrides: http://www.hebrides.ca

St. Kilda, history, etc. National Trust for Scotland: http://www.kilda.org.uk/frame1.htm

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M. Diane Rogers is a Director and Editor and Co-webmistress of the British Columbia Genealogical Society, teaches genealogy and family history year round, and blogs at CanadaGenealogy, or, Jane's Your Aunt. She's been doing her own family research since the 1980s in Canada, the UK and the United States, Sweden and further afield. She has a lifelong interest in Canadian and women's history and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors

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