Family History

Find out more about how your Scottish ancestors lived and worked with our family history guides.

Don't miss our digital guide to Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors, brought to you by the team behind Family Tree magazine…

Records relating to the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745, and 283,000 death and burial records for Glasgow, are ...

28/01/2019

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Explore the life and times of your Scottish forebears with History Scotland’s pick of books for Scottish family ...

03/01/2019

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An index of more than 30,000 baptism records from the Free Church of Scotland in the Scottish Highlands has been ...

03/12/2018

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Discover how popular your first name has been over the decades with a new interactive, released alongside new ...

31/10/2018

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The number of centenarians living in Scotland is at a near-record level, newly-released records from National ...

26/09/2018

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Find your Scottish ancestors without paying with our guide to making the most of the free collections on the ...

01/03/2018

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Family history website FindMyPast has announced it is offering free access to its essential records, including a ...

01/02/2018

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Newly released records for Scottish births in 1917, marriages in 1942 and deaths for 1967 have been released by ...

11/01/2018

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A new study provides the first fine-scale genetic map of the island of Ireland, revealing patterns of genetic ...

21/12/2017

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The National Records of Scotland surname surveys compare the top 20 surnames in Scotland for 1901 and 2001, based ...

29/11/2017

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Looking for Scottish ancestors? Try these ten top tips for finding your Scottish kin on the ScotlandsPeople ...

17/11/2017

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Living DNA, together with some of the world's top genealogists and scientists is looking to create a worldwide ...

16/11/2017

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