Links To Scottish Records And Indexes
Digging deep into the pool of Scottish genealogical websites, I have put together a list of sites I recommend in accessing real records and indexes. This page is a work in progress. Check back often, as updates will be added as new sites are discovered.
Olive Tree Genealogy Passenger Lists
You will find real searchable lists for immigrants from Scotland for both American and Canadian ports.
Indexes of 36 cemeteries in Scotland.
Beautiful photos of actual gravestones in Callander, Scotland.
A free search engine for U.K parishes.
Graham Maxwell Ancestry
A site that provides a free census search for 1841, 1851 and 1861 of Scotland.
The digital record of the 1787 Nathaniel Jones Directory of Glasgow.
Scotland BDM Exchange
A birth, death and marriage exchange. This site has 78465 searchable records!
Scotland Genealogy Links
A collection of links for cemetery, marriage, military and passenger lists.
Scottish Family Heritage
Various lists and records.
Scottish Archive Network
Go to Digital Archives or Research Tools.
Church Plans On-Line
Very interesting site with searchable records of numerous churches of Scotland.
Searchable indexes and collections held in the Dumfries and Galloway archives.
The site for the Scottish Genealogy Society based in Edinburgh. Look in 'Family Histories'. If your surnames are on the list, send a request to the volunteers for research assistance.
Pat Burnett's website of searchable 16th and 17th century Scottish wills.
Ross and Cromarty Counties
Look for parish records within the Online Records section.
Go to the 1841 census of Kinross for real parish indexes and other helpful information for researchers.
Isle of Islay
This is a wonderful Rootsweb site full of searchable registers, cemetery databases, raw data, etc. My ancestor was not from this area of Scotland but I love this site!
Buteshire Scotland Genealogy
I found the list for the individual researcher's home sites very interesting.
Very good site, especially for cemetery transcriptions.
Scroll down the page to Berwick deaths.
The Scottish Page
A very helpful site for the Dumfries-Galloway which includes Dumfries, Wigtown and Kidcudbright.
If your ancestor was from this parish in Argyllshire, you will find wonderful indexes and records.
I have provided this link as I found it informative and helpful in learning more about my Scottish ancestor's migration patterns.
Census Search Engine
A free search engine for Scotland census records.
Researchers on this Rootsweb site have some downloadable indexes and records.
National Library of Scotland--On-line Directories
This is brand new and very good!
This is a pay-for-view site. I found my ancestor's birth record on this website!
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