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…

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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Author Danny Lawrence tells the story of theatre actor and playwright Arthur Jefferson, whose many talents would ...

17/10/2017

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Valuation Rolls for 1935 have been added to the rolls for 1855 to 1930 at ScotlandsPeople, adding a further 2.7 ...

11/10/2017

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Genealogist Margaret Hubble describes the value of kirk session records in exploring the lives and times of our ...

18/05/2017

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Christine Woodcock shares top tips for planning a genealogy research trip to Scotland, and making the most of your ...

16/03/2017

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Find out how to trace your Edinburgh ancestors with our guide to family history resources held at Edinburgh City ...

01/03/2017

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We highlight the work of Friends of Dundee City Archives, who work to support archivists working at Dundee City ...

10/02/2017

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We take a look at the activities and projects of Stonehaven Heritage Society. ...

07/02/2017

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Find out how to trace your Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire ancestors with our guide to family history resources at ...

30/01/2017

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The final hours of the life of author Robert Louis Stevenson are detailed in an emotional letter written by his ...

02/12/2016

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Carolyn O'Hara recalls the fun of celebrating a Scottish Halloween in the Fifties and Sixties. ...

03/10/2016

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