Scotland – Links

Scotland – Links


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

Scotland’s People, free searches, pay site:

National Records of Scotland – General Register Office for Scotland & National Archives:

National Register of Archives for Scotland – survey of papers of individuals, estates, families:

National Library of Scotland, maps, including Ordnance & military maps, directories, newspapers, more than 50,000 digital images and 150,000 records:

Scottish Archive Network (SCAN):

Scottish Genealogy Society:

Scottish Association of Family History Societies:

Highland Clearances:

Scottish Strays, Scottish Marriage Index, Anglo-Scottish Family History Society (Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society). Search for free; add your own family details:, travel info, forums including ‘genealogy’ and ‘people searching’ :

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:

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:


Glasgow Family History, Mitchell Library and Glasgow Archives:

Virtual Mitchell, Glasgow:


Capital Collections, stories, images and maps from Edinburgh Libraries:

Trace Your Family Tree, Edinburgh Libraries:

Edinburgh City Archives:

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

Islay Genealogy, guides, indexes, documents, Steve Gilchrist :

Islay Rootsweb e-mail list:

Islay History, Neil Gordon-Orr:

Islay articles and photographs, Becky Williamson, Geograph:  [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:

Tiree Genealogy, Online Resources, Louise MacDougall:

Isle of Tiree Genealogy, Keith Dash:

Outer Hebrides

Roots Hebrides, Outer Hebrides genealogy for Lewis, Harris, Uist, Barra, Eriskay, Taransay, Scalpay, Berneray:

Fàilte gu (no recent updates), Isle of Lewis – Eastern Townships of Quebec – Bruce County-Huron Township – Outer Hebrides:

St. Kilda, history, etc. National Trust for Scotland:

Shetland Isles

Unst Heritage Trust:

Wir Unst Family:

Orkney Islands

Orkney Genealogy:



Scottish Highlander Photo Archive Holds photographs from the studios of photographers Andrew Paterson (1877-1948) and son Hector G.N. Paterson (1904-1988) of Inverness. Looking for identifications and accepting highland photographs.