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

  1. Lightbulb Sticky Thread Sticky: Sources: National Records of Scotland et al

    The web site belonging to the National Records of Scotland HERE is a treasure trove that's free to use. Select the first option under "Catalogues". This link should take you straight there. Click on "search". Put a keyword or words into the top box and then click on "search". You will then get a...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 06-10-2008 11:33 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Scotlands People

    Scotlands People (SP) is the on-line site for records held by the National Records of Scotland. You must register to use most of the site. Access to the detailed indexes is free but to see the images of records you must buy credits in groups of 30, and how many you use per record depends on what...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 16-10-2013 8:00 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Poor Relief Indexes

    Stirling Archives have indexed Poor Relief records which cover 14 Stirlingshire parishes. The records include General Register of Poor, Applications for Relief and Parish minutes, for the period 1814-1934. The actual records indexed and the period they cover varies by parish. ...

    Started by christanel‎, 22-07-2016 9:26 PM
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  4. 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 isnít mentioned. Iíve seen a...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 18-10-2013 8:12 PM
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  5. 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 6:02 PM
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  6. 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 7:40 PM
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  1. Update to Scotlands People thread

    I have made minor updates to my thread on what's on the Scotlands People site, and how to use it. It was 2 years since the last edition and more records have been released. Among the most modern records now available online from them are the Valuation Rolls from 1940, although they do only show...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 12-06-2019 8:38 AM
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  2. Walter Sutherland and Elizabeth/Elspet Gunn

    Hi I am trying to find the births of these people. Walter Sutherland was born around 1770 either in Edinburgh or around Latheron in Caithness. He married Elizabeth or Elspet Gun(n) in 1804 in Latheron. 1841 census. They moved to Edinburgh where most their children were born. Elizabeth in 1851...

    Started by Bunbury125‎, 20-02-2019 9:18 PM
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  3. No death record between 1851 and 1861

    I am puzzled by being unable to find a death in Wigtown of Elizabeth McKie alive there in 1851 aged 92. I realize that the statutory records don't start until 1855 but does that mean that in most places in Scotland there are no records between 1851 and 1855? have tried all the usual burial...

    Started by Ed McKie‎, 06-03-2019 11:12 AM
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  4. Text updated

    I have updated the text about the Statistical Accounts of Scotland web page in my sticky about sources for info on places HERE. Edinburgh Uni has improved the web page.

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 23-02-2019 2:54 PM
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  5. John Hovelroude Anderson 1879 Dundee

    im looking for more info on my great great grandpa john hovelroude Anderson my grandpa was david chalmers Anderson & my nanny was jean(jane)Anderson(annan of Dundee. im after info on the ss calliope or any info on my great great grandpa please anyone know my family please :)

    Started by anderson annan‎, 09-07-2018 4:02 AM
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  6. William MacKay Northern Fencibles

    Hello I am searching for my gggg great grandfather William MacKay was a Soldier in Northern Fencibles he married at Greenock Old or West Renfrewshire in 1797 Please does anybody know where the records are for this regiment abd if I can trace him just on this information because I don't know his...

    Started by smithy61‎, 27-10-2016 4:50 PM
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  7. 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 5:01 PM
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  8. 1851 census entry on FS but not Scotlands Peo

    Have been trying to find William McKie and his wife Grace Coultron on 1851 without success. However have just found an entry on Family Search with the name mispelled as McKae. Have tried putting that spelling into Scotlands People and Ancestry but still nothing. Any suggestions please? Thanks...

    Started by Ed McKie‎, 21-06-2018 10:30 AM
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  9. John Ross

    John Ross Died 10.Sept.1866 age given as 69 in Nairn Nairnshire, details given are that his parents were James Ross & Isabel Mcbeath.(maybe Mcbeth) So far I have found the following children for this couple....Emilia 1787, Alexander 1784, and Thomas 1793. What I cannot find are birth details...

    Started by gardenpest29‎, 06-03-2018 2:24 PM
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  10. Question Traveling to Scotland for research

    Hello! I am a freelance writer and I have been assisting a client of mine with researching his ancestry. I have managed to trace his family back to 1635, when his 7th great-grandfather immigrated from London to Virginia. I have hit a brick wall in finding information about his family before that...

    Started by jrizzo‎, 14-02-2018 7:06 PM
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    britain, genealogy, research, scotland, travel
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  11. Baxter - Bell marriage, Dundee, 1807

    Searching for information on William Baxter, weaver, his wife Margaret Bell, and there children - David, Bain (male), Agnes, Margaret.

    Started by My Magills‎, 26-02-2018 10:39 PM
    baxter, bell, hunter, keil
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  12. Thomas Connelly Connolly 1856 Scotland

    Trying to trace Thomas Connelly / Connolly born 14th July 1856, Maryhill, Barony, Glasgow, Larnakshire, appears on the 1871 census for the railway huts at the camp of Carmacoup Douglas, Ayrshire, aged 14, trail gone cold. Family stories that he would possibly be father of an Agnes, but thatís just...

    Started by GerryOhkami‎, 31-01-2018 11:23 AM
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  13. John McLauchlan Banbridge, Ireland

    Trying to trace the death of John McLauchlan / McLaughlin / McLaughlan (post1950) (born Glasgow 10th Sept 1875) he was in an area called Ballygowan 3 miles from Banbridge, Ireland, 1950ish (not the other Ballygowan 35miles away) Ė had married a Catherine Fitzpatrick 21 November1923. Catherine died...

    Started by GerryOhkami‎, 31-01-2018 11:22 AM
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  14. Searching for my McLachlan ancestors!

    I would appreciate any advice or help you have to offer! My beloved grandfather, John McLachlan, passed away last year and has left me feeling quite untethered in this world. As a result I started digging into his past to try and find records of my ancestors in an effort to reconnect and to...

    Started by LAC006‎, 11-01-2018 2:06 AM
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  15. Isabel of Scotland, born 1165

    This princess married Robert de Ros; her father was William (The Lion) , King if Scotland, but who was her mother? Was it Isabel Avenal, making her illegitimate or Ermengarde de Beaumont (wife of King William)?

    Started by Jean Crane‎, 16-05-2017 12:55 PM
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  16. Red face O'Neill's in Paisley, Scotland

    Had so much help with the Martin's in my family Now, looking for some on the O'Neill's. I have traced back my family to about the 1790's with a Torrence O'Neill marrying an Agnes Peacock. They had a son Charles O'Neill born 1816 died 1868 and married Alice Reid b. 1823 d. 1891. Charles & Alice had...

    Started by Alby65‎, 31-05-2011 8:44 PM
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  17. Wink Robert Aitken

    I'm looking for the Aitken family in Scotland,they arrived Moreton Bay Australia 1855,aboard the Ship,"William Miles" but I can't locate them in Scotland. Does anyone have the 1851 census returns,or parish records for possible marriage of Robert Aitken to Elizabeth Blair. or baptisms of their...

    Started by Hugh Thompson‎, 13-09-2008 2:15 AM
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  18. David Taylor c1814 Cupar

    Found your forum while continuing my research on David Taylor born about 1814 in Cupar Fifeshire Scotland. Had previously thought his birth was 1828,but later found Death Certificate in Canada dated 1890 with age 76 listed and was signed by one of his sons as a witness. So any help would be great! ...

    Started by Flxgal‎, 29-09-2015 12:09 AM
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  19. Normans in Scotland before 1066

    Did any of the Norman nobility settle peacefully and intermarry with Scots before 1066?

    Started by Jean Crane‎, 10-03-2017 7:10 AM
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  20. Moved: Parents of William MacKay born c1817

    Started by Teochter‎, 06-03-2017 5:37 PM
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