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Forum: General Scottish Family History

General discussion relating to Scottish family history (Also see Places / Counties for specific forums)

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: The Basics - Church records

    Old Parochial Registers (OPR). These are the registers of the Church of Scotland and show baptisms and banns/marriages from before 1855. There was no standard format for recording - you may find a lot of information, but you may also find that even the mother of a baby isnt mentioned. Ive seen a...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 18-10-2013 10:12 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Scotlands People

    Scotlands People (SP) is the on-line site for records held by the General Register Office and some of the records held by the National Archives for Scotland. You must register to use most of the site, and access to the detailed indexes and images of records is not free (you buy credits in groups of...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 16-10-2013 10:00 PM
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  3. Lightbulb Sticky Thread Sticky: Sources: The Places Where They Lived

    Now that you’ve found some ancestors, you should also have discovered where they were living, at least at the time that record was made. Do not underestimate the distances that people moved (after all, some of them ended up in the New World!). The move might have been work-related - for example,...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 04-10-2008 8:02 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: The Basics - Statutory Records (BMDs etc)

    The Basics, What information is available on the Statutory Records? BMDs started in 1855 in Scotland and Scots have had the right to see their own information since the times of King James VI. The full index is available online , but modern images are not. If you need them, you need to visit...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 18-10-2013 9:40 PM
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  5. Lightbulb Sticky Thread Sticky: Sources: NAS and other Archives

    The web site belonging to the National Archives of Scotland is a treasure trove that's free to use. There is a lot to be seen on the front page, but they don't make it easy to find their catalogue. This link should take you straight there. Click on "search". Put a keyword or words into the top...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 06-10-2008 1:33 PM
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  1. Smile Where do I find Scottish Records

    Hi, Can anyone help me with trying to find Scottish records please, marriages in particular. Many thanks, Carol

    Started by carolp‎, 21-08-2013 9:44 PM
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  2. William Park Thompson

    Just inquiring to see if anyone has William Park Thom(p)son in their tree, born in 1823 at Glasgow Scotland who arrived in Moreton Bay (then New South Wales) around about 1854-5 along with his wife Mary Elizabeth nee Fraser, son William Fraser Thompson b.1853 Parkhill Angus and daughters Margaret...

    Started by Hugh Thompson‎, 17-06-2013 1:03 PM
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  3. Online record covering Scotland

    I have recently been given a site which I have found most useful. The site is Post Office Directories of Scotland. The site covers most of the cities and major towns, 28 in all, over the period of 1800 to 1910. It lists the head name, address and occupations. Very useful aid between the census...

    Started by linc0708‎, 24-08-2013 10:40 PM
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  4. Duke of Buckingham

    Hi I am new to this site but have been researching my Genealogy for over 12 years. The most difficult thing I find is getting information on ancestors who have chosen to live in England.One such person was Kenneth Alexander Stewart, He was born in Dingwall, Ross Shire in 1900 but worked as a...

    Started by kenbhoy‎, 19-06-2013 6:42 PM
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  5. Question Colquhoun of Tullichewan

    I wonder if someone might please be able to answer a question for me? Alexander Colquhoun, husband of Marion Stirling, was the younger brother of the XVIII Laird Of Luss, Sir John Colquhoun Knight & XVI of Colquhoun; 1st Baronet of the name Colquhoun, to Nova Scotia, John was born about 1596,...

    Started by TxRiverElf‎, 14-05-2013 10:01 AM
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  6. Hugh McMillian, possibly of Paisly

    Greetings Forum :) My paternal grandmother, Mary Moss McMillan Stewart was born 14 May 1896, in Glasgow. I am seeking information on her grandmother and name sake, Mary Moss McMillan. Basically all I know is that Mary Moss McMillan was born about 1821 in Greenoch. She married John...

    Started by TxRiverElf‎, 14-05-2013 9:37 PM
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  7. Not quite a brickwall

    Need a fresh pair of eyes for this. Where to start? See below. William James Valley born Muirhall, West Calder, Scotland on the 6th Feb 1894 Son of William Vallely and Mary Daly. W J Vallely marries Mary Kathleen Dunne in Jul 1934 in Glasgow. W J Vallely married twice. His second wife, Mary...

    Started by Davy H‎, 07-12-2011 2:29 PM
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  8. James Demaine. Melrose?

    James Demaine dies in 1900. Kings Norton. Birmingham. Throughout most of the census's he is described as being born in Scotland. About 1847. Up untill now I have not been able to track him down, but recently I have seen a reference suggesting that he was born in Melrose, on the Scottish borders....

    Started by David Annis‎, 07-03-2012 5:03 PM
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  9. MacDougalls return to Scotland 1914

    I'm looking for dates and ship sailings for this family's return to Scotland and then return home to Moose Jaw, SK, Canada in 1914. So far, having sent some 's to the usual sites I have come up with nothing. :( Jessie (Stewart) MacDougall b. 1875 Glasgow, and her children: William MacDougall...

    Started by Isambard‎, 03-02-2013 11:25 PM
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  10. Help!! CHRISTINA GALL lookup on scot's people

    Hello, I started on this site 2 days ago. Currently I am trying to learn more about my 2nd great grandmother Christina Gall born in Scotland. According to a brief description of what my friend found on the marriage certificate on Scot's People, her parents were THOMAS GALL and CHRISTINA...

    Started by jenn2427‎, 16-03-2013 3:13 AM
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  11. Please help lookup on Scotland's People!!!!!

    Hello, I started on this site 2 days ago. Currently I am trying to learn more about my 2nd great grandmother Christina Gall born in Scotland. According to a brief description of what my friend found on the marriage certificate on Scot's People, her parents were THOMAS GALL and CHRISTINA...

    Started by jenn2427‎, 16-03-2013 3:09 AM
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  12. Macaulay Candlish/Andrew, Samuel, & Marg

    Please forgive me if this should be posted in a different forum - I wasn't sure exactly where to post it. Candlish Macaulay - (there are a million different ways to spell the surname!) born 1839 in Scotland to Marg Elliott and Samuel Macaulay. Candlish grew up to be a mason. I have been unable...

    Started by VMACAULAY‎, 05-11-2012 9:22 PM
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  13. Was your family amongst the claiments?

    I came across this source and thought as it is probably unique it deserved a wider audience. In mid 1760s an estate was left to a large number of claimants, from all over Scotland, each had to support their claim by evidence from a local jury stating their relationship to the deceased this...

    Started by Gules‎, 19-10-2012 11:36 AM
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  14. McCulloch - Edinburgh

    Hello Helpful suggestions welcomed so I can start on my Scottish ancestry. Problem I have is my grandmother, I never knew her so that doesn't help. Her name was Jean McCulloch, now I have a recollection of my Mother referring to her as Jean Wilson McCulloch but I'm not certain. Her...

    Started by amg2512‎, 17-02-2009 6:01 PM
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  15. McKie Family, help needed with name

    |help| needed with name found on the 1851 Scottish Census. I am researching the McKie Family, namely John Mckie B abt 1795 Colmonell, Ayrshire and his wife Mary McIlwraith B abt 1811. On this census Marys' maiden name is Thuraith (I am sure it should read McIlwraith) however the name I'm having...

    Started by amg2512‎, 12-07-2009 4:34 PM
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  16. HEDDLESTON

    I am trying to trace my grandmother's family in Galston, they are named Heddleston.

    Started by wellcoat‎, 27-07-2009 2:18 PM
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  17. John Scott

    Hello i am looking for info on John Scott, borned in Selkirkshire, Scotland in 1745, married a Margaret Duncan ....moved to the states in 1775 aboard the Georgia Packet....moved to Ga.....thanks for any info

    Started by scott36303‎, 24-05-2012 6:02 PM
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  18. Smile Alexander Grant m. Margaret MacBean 1700's

    Hi Folks I am serching for the ancestors of my 4th great grandmother Elizabeth Jane Grant (born ?) daughter of Major General Grant who married Powlet (sometimes spelled Paulet) Welbore Colebrooke in 1786. Their first son was William George MacBean Colebrooke born in 1787. In seeking a Grant...

    Started by Richard Miller‎, 14-05-2012 10:30 AM
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  19. McGlone help please

    Hi I am looking for the parents of Owen McGlone born 1862 ish according to 1901 census, I know he was born in Glasgow and he married Rebecca Bell from Hull in 1883 ( Jan to March) and thatall any help welcome.Thanks. Chris

    Started by Chris Miles‎, 20-04-2008 10:07 AM
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    25-04-2012, 5:25 PM Go to last post
  20. Free Scottish certificates and census records

    A new member has mentioned that he has obtained access to free Scottish certificates and census records on the web. Does anyone know where these are located? Googling didn't give me anything more helpful than Scotlandspeople, which is not free.

    Started by deeree‎, 04-04-2012 7:29 AM
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