Scottish Naming Pattern

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The Scots have for many centuries followed a relatively simple set of rules when assigning given names to their successive children. While these traditional naming patters were not followed by all families, they were widespread enough that a basic understanding … Continued

Scottish Genealogical Records

posted in: Resources | 0  website is the official Scottish Government site for searching government records and archives.  It is used by hundreds of thousands of people each year to apply for copies of official certificates and to research family history, biography, local history and social history.  In the site you … Continued

Family History Societies

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Don’t under estimate Local Resources. Many of us are familiar with the standard search engines, websites (Scotland’s People, Ancestry, GenesReunited) and online resources (Rootsweb, Genuki) but many of us forget to contact the local societies for information relevant to the … Continued

National Library of Scotland

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The National Library of Scotland is a reference library with world-class collections. It is also Scotland’s largest library and one of the major research libraries in Europe. Their collections range from rare historical documents to online journals, covering every subject. They specialise in … Continued

The Scottish Genealogy Society

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The Scottish Genealogy Society, based in Edinburgh and founded in 1953, helps with research into Scottish family and local history. Run by volunteers, they can advise you at all stages in your research. Members and visitors will always get a friendly welcome … Continued