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General Sources:-

You may find the following of interest or in some cases even useful!

http://www.scottishhistory.com/ is our 'sister' site (actually, it is our oldest son!), providing lots of articles on all aspects of Scottish history 

http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk  The on-line site for  access to the  Scottish records for births, deaths and marriages.

 

http://www.familysearch.org/ The Mormon site, and a very important source of genealogical information up to about 1870. Although useful, it is not infallible, and information gleaned should always be double checked.

http://www.rootsweb.com/ is a repository of general genealogical information and on-line searches for your ancestors. If your ancestors emigrated to the U.S.A., try looking up the Social Security Death Index

http://www.cyndislist.com/ A mammoth collection of links to all things genealogical everywhere.

http://www.ellisisland.org/ For information about immigration to USA, especially via New York. 

Think you may be related to the aristocracy? Try Burke's Peerage!

Burke's Peerage & Gentry

http://www.genuki.org.uk/ also provides general information, including parish names and maps and parish  statistical accounts.

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/sct   general index for Scotland

http://www.ros.gov.uk  details of land registration

http://scotlandinter.net/communitywebs.htm   for local information

First Name: Last Name:   

http://www.genealogyspot.com  a new web portal site for genealogists

http://www.ancientfaces.com/  This site encourages you to trace your ancestors by uploading family photos, documents, family stories etc.

http://www.clique.co.uk/  antiquarian books

http://www.genealogy-surname-searching.com  to download free forms to help you record all of this!

 

Family Tree Maker Software

http://www.sctbdm.com  A site to exchange information about Scottish births, deaths and marriages

http://www.users.on.net/proformat/kinship.html   To work out those complicated family relationships - and lots of other useful information too

A site that enables you to display your family tree on a single large page - at very reasonable cost:

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http://www.north-scotland.co.uk  Scottish History On-line.  A site well-worth visiting for information about Scotland's past


Militaria

http://yard.ccta.gov.uk/cwgc/register.nsf   This is the site of the Commonwealth Graves Commission, and is the place to go for information if your ancestor was killed in WW1 or WW2.

http://www.warlinks.com  for links to WW2 sites

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/MilitaryRecords.html

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/BritMilRecs.html 

http://regiments.org/milhist/uk/inf/045-751.htm

http://www.army.mod.uk/infantry/regiments/5.htm 

http://www.gordonhighlanders.com

http://www.great-war-casualties.com

http://www.anglo-boer.co.za

Some Commonwealth archives:

Australian sites:

http://www.naa.gov.au  National Archives of Australia

http://www.nla.gov.au

http://www.mm.wa.gov.au/   The site of the Maritime Museum in Western Australia, with information about emigrant ships to Australia.

http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/  Births, deaths and marriages in New South Wales.

http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/  For Queensland records.

 http://www.users.on.net/proformat/bdm.html  Australian certificates

New Zealand

http://www.dia.govt.nz   For births, deaths and marriages in New Zealand:

Canada

http://canada.gc.ca/programs/azindex_e.html#G   (select 'genealogy research')

http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/services/egnlogy.htm  National Library of Canada services to family historians

http://www.archives.ca/   For all Canadian government archives, including immigration records prior to 1936.

http://canada.gc.ca/infocentre/pc/orderdept/sc_e.html  for statistical information about Canadian communities

http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/passport/howto-e.asp#where  to obtain proof of Canadian citizenship

http://www.intergov.gc.ca/mun/index.html  an information site with contacts for many municipalities, cities, towns, villages.

http://www.islandnet.com/~jveinot/cghl/searchable.html  Canadian genealogy and history links

http://istg.rootsweb.com  immigrant ships transcriber's guild.

http://www2.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/www2vsd  for British Columbia vital records.

http://www.islandnet.com/bccfa/files.html   also for British Columbia records

http://www.geocities.com/cribbswh/obit/canada.htm  Canadian Obituaries links page

http://www.rcmi.org  The Royal Canadian Military Institute

Scots-Irish ancestry

http://proni.nics.gov.uk/

http://www.irishroots.net

http://www.uhf.org.uk

http://www.nisra.gov.uk/gro/dirmain.htm  Ulster records

http://indigo.ie/~records   The Eire records may be worth contacting.

England

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng general index for England

http://www.pro.gov.uk/about/frc/default.htm  the English Family records office

http://www.pro.gov.uk/finding/easysearch/defaultnext.htm 

Interested in how your ancestors lived?

http://www.edina.ac.uk Access to the Statistical Accounts of Scotland. Dry as dust? Not at all. Read about  the conditions of life in your ancestor's local parish in the 18th and 19th century.

http://www.ex.ac.uk/~ajgibson/scotdata/scot_database_home.html  provides an economic history database

http://www.mcpitz.com  Information on Scottish mining

http://cmhrc.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk  for information about coal mining

http://www.haig1.freeserve.co.uk/page44.html  for an insight into pit life

http://www.ncm.org.uk  history of mining

http://www.coolguitars.com/coalinks.html  also for coal mining

http://cpcug.org/user/jlacombe/terms.html for information about archaic occupations - was your ancestor a cordwainer? Other parts of this site are also well worth exploring.

http://pro.wanadoo.fr/euroleader/wedderburn/glossary.htm an expanding glossary of archaic terms.

http://www.paul_smith.doctors.org.uk/Archaic MedicalTerms.htm  explains archaic medical terms that appear on death certificates. An excellent site.

http://www.gendocs.demon.co.uk/trades.html    professions, occupations, trades

http://www.clannada.org/docs/clrsncsa.html  Information on the Clearances

General software programs

Family Tree Maker is a highly-regarded, best-selling program. Order it by clicking on the banner:

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http://www.familysearch.org/  Click on 'Order/download products', then 'software downloads-free', then Personal Ancestry File. A very good, easy to use program for storing your family tree.

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Brothers_Keeper You can download Brothers Keeper on a trial basis. I haven't used it personally, but it has its fans!

http://www.LegacyFamilyTree.com another popular program

http://zdnet.com/downloads/topcat/genealogy.html   try before you buy!

http://danmorin.com  and more!

Local societies

http://www.genfair.com To join family history societies

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/scot/Highland.FHS.home.html  the Highland F.H.S.

http://www.tayvalleyfhs.org.uk  Tayside

http://www.anesfhs.org.uk   Aberdeenshire and North-East Scotland

164 King Street, Aberdeen AB24 5BD

The home of the Aberdeen and North-East Scotland Family History Society. A model for local family history societies, comprising knowledgeable and helpful volunteer staff, an excellent, well equipped library and bookshop, and regular speakers

Maps etc

http://www.ordsvy.gov.uk/getmap/index.html  For your Ordinance Survey map needs.

http://www.old-maps.co.uk

http://www.nls.ac.uk/aboutframe.htm   National Library of Scotland

http://www.rallymap.demon.co.uk 

http://www.streetmap.co.uk 

http://web.ukonline.co.uk/tom.paterson 

http://multimap.com

http://geo.ed.ac.uk/home/scotland/maps

http://www.getmapping.com

Not on-line, as far as I know, but a source of reprints of old maps is:

Caledonian Books, Slains House, Collieston, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 8RT   Tel 01358 751288

Churches and Cemeteries

http://www.churchnet.org.uk/ukchurches 

http://www.scotsgenealogy.com  for monumental inscriptions (M.I.s) in Scotland

Edinburgh:

Edinburgh Cemetery Records, Mortonhall Crematorium, Howdenhall Road, Edinburgh Tel 0131 664 4314

Glasgow:

http://www.archives.gla.ac.uk/gghb

http://www.mitchelllibrary.org/vm/searches/subjects.html The Mitchell Library, North Street Glasgow G3 7DN, Tel 0141 287 2937 is also the repository of many records of local cemeteries, as well as storing an invaluable collection of pictures of old Glasgow.

http://www.obitcentral.com/cemsearch

Obituary searches

http://www.geocities.com/cribbswh/obit/famobit.htm  Obituary archives

http://www.geocities.com/cribbswh/obit    links page

http://www.obitcentral.co/obitsearch  search engine

Libraries

http://www.earl.org.uk/familia/main.html Directory of family history resources.

http://www.mitchelllibrary.org

http://www.nls.ac.uk National Library

Surname search /  tracing people

http://www.geocities.com/cribbswh/surnames 

http://www.obitcentral.com   surname locator

http://www.bt.com/phonenetuk current U.K. telephone numbers

http://www.teldir.com   telephone numbers world-wide

http://www.whitepages.com  even more telephone numbers!

http://www.yellowpages.com tracing business addresses/telephone numbers

http://www.origins.net/GRO/Places/places.html    Place names list

http://www.douglas-brown.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk Can't find the address on your Glasgow ancestor's certificate? This site lists name changes in Glasgow streets.

http://www.shipslist.com  for information on shipping and immigration

http://web2.airmail.net/samhradh   Information on passenger lists

http://www.obitcentral.com/shipsearch  Did your ancestors emigrate by ship?

http://www.scotclans.com

http://www.tartans.scotland.net  If you really must!!!

 

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