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…

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30/04/2015

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We talk to author Jean Debney about how her ancestors journeyed from a poverty-stricken life in Glasgow to make a ...

06/03/2015

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Nominate your local history or community archive project or group for the 2015 Community Archives & Heritage ...

05/01/2015

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A History Scotland subscription is a wonderful gift for a friend or loved one. Buy a subscription and we'll send ...

11/11/2014

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Members of Lanarkshire Family History Society have produced a new book which commemorates more than 1,200 local ...

27/10/2014

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Karen Nichols of Scotia Heritage introduces a new project which is breathing life into the historic Dundee Howff ...

27/08/2014

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A member of the Tasmania Police Pipe Band has travelled thousands of miles to explore the Tayside community where ...

13/08/2014

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Alastair Learmont examines the cultural and historical background of one of Edinburgh’s most beautiful, and least ...

04/08/2014

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We talk to Transcribe Scotland's Places project volunteer Soosie about her role in helping to transcribe thousands ...

31/07/2014

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The Scotlands Places project has announced the release of new and intriguing tax records which shed light onto the ...

29/07/2014

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Explore the history, scenery and natural heritage of Loch Ness with our guide to the top ten things to do in the ...

28/07/2014

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A new free exhibition at National Records of Scotland celebrates the work of 3,000 volunteer transcribers on the ...

23/07/2014

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