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…

The University of Strathclyde Genealogical Studies Postgraduate Programme has launched the Declaration of Arbroath ...

24/04/2019

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Trace your Edinburgh ancestors for free with these family history resources giving you access to hundreds of years ...

05/04/2019

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The most popular forenames and most common surnames registered in Scotland during 2018 have been revealed, in new ...

19/03/2019

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A free to use database of Scottish families who left the Highlands and Islands in the 1850s has been released by ...

07/03/2019

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Genealogist Margaret Hubble tells the fascinating story of a court case in which a schoolmaster was called an 'old ...

01/03/2019

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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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