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…

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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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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