Scotlands Family is a Scottish genealogy portal offering people help to research Scottish family tree

   Scotlands Family- a Scottish genealogy portal for helping people research their Scottish family tree and ancestors in Scotland
 


 

Genealogy portal hosted by Scots Family -www.scotsfamily.com - Scotlandís popular no-find no-fee ancestor search service worldwide

  


AVAILABLE RESOURCES IN SCOTLANDS  FAMILY

Births and baptisms data 
Marriages data
Deaths and
Burials data
Censuses
Directories & Lists

 

Poorhouses
Ships & Passenger lists
Occupations
Diseases & Medical terms
DNA Testing

 

Map of Scotland
County map
Parish maps 
Gazetteer 
 

Books
Photographs & Film
Surname origins and histories

Statistical Accounts of Scotland
Scots Dictionary
 

Research HELP

Genealogy News
Family Stories 
Contact us 
Links



Welcome to Scotlands Family, the Scottish genealogy portal designed to help you explore your Scottish family tree.  Our aim is to point you to free on-line data and information in diverse Scotland family history records, wherever you live in the world.

Scotlands Family is the one-stop shop for all do-it-yourself Scottish family historians : 

Today there is growing internet access available to many original Scottish genealogy records of births, baptisms, marriage, deaths and burials without requiring pay-to-view. There is also a significant amount of 19th century Census data  being published. Monumental inscriptions on gravestones are also appearing online, and a variety of local directories and lists, such as trade directories, militia lists, and Parish tax records in Scotland.
 

Births and baptisms data 
Births and baptisms data 
Marriages data

Deaths and
Burials data
Censuses
Directories & Lists

Good luck with your new website, which provides a very useful service.

Robin Urquhart, Online Resources Archivist
The National Archives of Scotland     

Workhouses, or poorhouses as they were more commonly known in Scotland, were established all over Scotland after 1845. They are now well documented and described, with inmates listed on the 1881 Census where known .

Poorhouses 

Great Site. I wish you well.  Graham Wilson, Ayrshire Roots
                                                 


There was never a central Scottish emigration register kept of the many Scots who left Scotland for North America and Australasia,  but there has been a huge worldwide effort in recent years to put on the web the details of these ships and their passenger lists 

Ships & Passenger lists

I love your new genealogy portal.     John Lynch, Seniors Network
                                                                  February 2006

Over the centuries, occupations and trade names have come and gone in Scotland . On old certificates and records the names of occupations can often sound puzzling. You can check these work names here on Scotlands Family.
On death certificates the stated cause of deaths of  Scottish ancestors can be  checked against the medical terminology used by doctors at that time.

Occupations
Diseases & Medical terms

DNA Testing

Scotlands Family site  is very well presented and seems comprehensive. Good luck with your venture.
                             Sara Donaldson, Caithness Roots   February 2006

 


Maps are always useful to locate exactly the towns and farms your ancestors lived in. Historically Scotland was administered through 33 counties within which lay 900 parishes, districts, or town burghs . Parish maps  show the relative size and proximity of neighbouring parishes- a useful guide when you are tracking the movements of your ancestral family.

Map of Scotland
County map
Parish maps 
Gazetteer 

Nice to see a Scots website with family history resources. Especially good for us that live so far away from the National Archives in Edinburgh.              Dianne Baird

Other practical and useful resources are listed here, and will be added to from time to time:

Books
Photographs & Film
Surname origins and histories

Statistical Accounts of Scotland
Scots Dictionary

 

We wish you all the best with your Scotlands Family web site, it certainly looks very interesting.

 
EDINA National Data Centre at the University of Edinburgh.
Statistical Accounts of Scotland.         

Finally, if you feel you have gone as far as you can yourself with your Scottish ancestry search, and could use some professional help, Scotlands Family offers experienced genealogical advice on your query, and can also research in the original Scottish records on your behalf.
Alternatively  you can post your query to one of the Scottish Genealogy Forums, and hope that another site visitor may be able to help you.

Research HELP
Genealogy News
Family Stories 
Contact us 
Links


You have produced a great website and one that will be  a great resource to anyone searching their Scottish ancestors. I wish you great success with all of your endeavors.

Tom McIntyre, Nevada, USA                  
 

 

 


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There are a lack of free sites like this so your site is really a breath of fresh air. I wish I had a site like this when I started researching my Scottish family tree.
            Andy Hanlan

An excellent site.  If your ancestors settled in Scotland, then this site is not to be missed.
    IrishFamilyResearch.co.uk 


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