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The table below can help you decide which type of Scottish records to search. Similar types of records in the country to which your ancestor immigrated may provide the information you need. Column 1 lists types of information you may need. Column 2 lists the sections of this outline that discusses the records that are most likely to have the information you need. Column 3 lists other sections that may be useful. The section headings used in columns 2 and 3 are the same headings as those used in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog.
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''[[Scotland]]''
  
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The table below can help you decide which type of Scottish records to search.
  
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Step 1. '''In column 1''' select a research goal. Choose an ancestor you would like to know more about. What new information would you like to learn about that person?
| align="left" | '''1. If You Need '''
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| align="left" | 2. Look First In
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Step 2. '''In column 2''' find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.
| align="left" | 3. Then Search
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:&gt; Read the FamilySearch Wiki articles about those types of records. They explain what the records might tell you, how to search them, and how to find them in the FamilySearch Catalog. Some records are not at the library. <br>
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Step 3. '''In column 3''' find additional record types that may be useful. <br>
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:&gt; Records of previous research (such as Genealogy, Biography, History, Periodicals, and Societies) are useful for most goals but are not listed unless they are ''especially'' helpful.<br>
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| align="left" | Age
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| align="left" | '''1. If You Need'''
| align="left" | Census, Civil Registration, Church Records
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| align="left" | '''2. Look First In'''
| align="left" | Cemeteries, Military Records, Biography
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| align="left" | '''3. Then Search'''
 
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| align="left" | Birth date
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| align="left" | Age
| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Census|Census]], [[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]], [[Scotland Church Records|Church Records]]
| align="left" | Cemeteries, Genealogy, Military Records, Newspapers, Occupations, Biography
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Scotland Military Records|Military Records]], [[Scotland Biography|Biography]]
 
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| align="left" | Birthplace
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| align="left" | Birth date
| align="left" | Census, Church Records, Civil Registration,
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]], [[Scotland Church Records|Church Records]]
| align="left" | Cemeteries, Genealogy, Newspapers, Military Records, Occupations, Biography
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Scotland Genealogy|Genealogy]], [[Scotland Military Records|Military Records]], [[Scotland Newspapers|Newspapers]], [[Scotland Occupations|Occupations]], [[Scotland Biography|Biography]]
 
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| align="left" | Boundaries of parishes, districts, and counties
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| align="left" | Birthplace
| align="left" | Gazetteers
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Census|Census]], [[Scotland Church Records|Church Records]], [[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]],
| align="left" | History, Maps
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Scotland Genealogy|Genealogy]], [[Scotland Newspapers|Newspapers]], [[Scotland Military Records|Military Records]], [[Scotland Occupations|Occupations]], [[Scotland Biography|Biography]]
 
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| align="left" | Death
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| align="left" | Boundaries of parishes, districts, and counties
| align="left" | Cemeteries, Church Records, Civil Registration, Newspapers
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
| align="left" | Court Records, Probate Records, Land and Property, Biography
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| align="left" | [[Scotland History|History]], [[Scotland Maps|Maps]]
 
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| align="left" | Historical background
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| align="left" | Death
| align="left" | Genealogy, History
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Scotland Church Records|Church Records]], [[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]], [[Scotland Newspapers|Newspapers]]
| align="left" | Church History
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Court Records|Court Records]], [[Scotland Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[Scotland Land and Property|Land and Property]], [[Scotland Biography|Biography]]
 
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| align="left" | Emigration date
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| align="left" | Historical background
| align="left" | Emigration and Immigration,
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Genealogy|Genealogy]], [[Scotland History|History]]
| align="left" | Church Records
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Church History|Church History]]
 
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| align="left" | Language helps
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| align="left" | Emigration date
| align="left" | Language and Languages
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]],
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Church Records|Church Records]]
 
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| align="left" | Living relatives
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| align="left" | Language helps
| align="left" | Civil Registration, Directories, Census
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Language and Languages|Language and Languages]]
| align="left" | Newspapers, Periodicals, Societies, Biography
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| align="left" | <br>
 
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| align="left" | Maiden name
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| align="left" | Living relatives
| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]], [[Scotland Directories|Directories]], [[Scotland Census|Census]]
| align="left" | Cemeteries, Census, Land and Property, Probate Records, Biography
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Newspapers|Newspapers]], [[Scotland Periodicals|Periodicals]], [[Scotland Societies|Societies]], [[Scotland Biography|Biography]]
 
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| align="left" | Marriage
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| align="left" | Maiden name
| align="left" | Church Records, Civil Registration,
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]], [[Scotland Church Records|Church Records]]
| align="left" | Biography, Genealogy, Newspapers, Nobility
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Scotland Census|Census]], [[Scotland Land and Property|Land and Property]], [[Scotland Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[Scotland Biography|Biography]]
 
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| align="left" | Occupation
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| align="left" | Marriage
| align="left" | Church Records, Census, Directories, Civil Registration, Occupations, Probate Records
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Church Records|Church Records]], [[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]],
| align="left" | Court Records; Poorhouses, Poor Law, Etc.; Land and Property, Biography
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Biography|Biography]], [[Scotland Genealogy|Genealogy]], [[Scotland Newspapers|Newspapers]], [[Scotland Nobility|Nobility]]
 
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| align="left" | Parents, children, and other family members
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| align="left" | Occupation
| align="left" | Census, Church Records, Civil Registration, Probate Records
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Church Records|Church Records]], [[Scotland Census|Census]], [[Scotland Directories|Directories]], [[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]], [[Scotland Occupations|Occupations]], [[Scotland Probate Records|Probate Records]]
| align="left" | Cemeteries, Land and Property, Schools, Biography
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Court Records|Court Records]]; [[Scotland Poorhouses, Poor Law, Etc|Poorhouses, Poor Law, Etc.]]; [[Scotland Land and Property|Land and Property]], [[Scotland Biography|Biography]]
 
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| align="left" | Physical description
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| align="left" | Parents, children, and other family members
| align="left" | Military Records, Court Records
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Census|Census]], [[Scotland Church Records|Church Records]], [[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]], [[Scotland Probate Records|Probate Records]]
| align="left" | Biography, Newspapers, Occupations
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Scotland Land and Property|Land and Property]], [[Scotland Schools|Schools]], [[Scotland Biography|Biography]]
 
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| align="left" | Place-finding aids
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| align="left" | Physical description
| align="left" | Gazetteers, Maps
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Military Records|Military Records]], [[Scotland Court Records|Court Records]]
| align="left" | Directories, History, Historical Geography, Land and Property, Periodicals
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Biography|Biography]], [[Scotland Newspapers|Newspapers]], [[Scotland Occupations|Occupations]]
 
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| align="left" | Places of residence
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| align="left" | Place-finding aids
| align="left" | Census, Church Records, Civil Registration, Directories
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Gazetteers|Gazetteers]], [[Scotland Maps|Maps]]
| align="left" | Land and Property, Probate Records, Biography
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Directories|Directories]], [[Scotland History|History]], [[Scotland Historical Geography|Historical Geography]], [[Scotland Land and Property|Land and Property]], [[Scotland Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
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| align="left" | Place of residence when you know only the county
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| align="left" | Places of residence  
| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records, Land and Property, Probate Records, Taxation, Census
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Census|Census]], [[Scotland Church Records|Church Records]], [[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]], [[Scotland Directories|Directories]]
| align="left" | Cemeteries
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Land and Property|Land and Property]], [[Scotland Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[Scotland Biography|Biography]]
 
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| align="left" | Previous research (compiled genealogy)
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| align="left" | Place of residence when you know only the county
| align="left" | Biography, Genealogy, Societies
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]], [[Scotland Church Records|Church Records]], [[Scotland Land and Property|Land and Property]], [[Scotland Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[Scotland Taxation|Taxation]], [[Scotland Census|Census]],  
| align="left" | Nobility, Periodicals
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
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| align="left" | Record-finding aids
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| align="left" | Previous research (compiled genealogy)
| align="left" | Archives and Libraries, Genealogy
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Biography|Biography]], [[Scotland Genealogy|Genealogy]], [[Scotland Societies|Societies]]
| align="left" | Periodicals, Societies
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Nobility|Nobility]], [[Scotland Periodicals|Periodicals<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1325110026218_865" />]]
 
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| align="left" | Religion
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| align="left" | Record-finding aids
| align="left" | Biography, Church Records, Civil Registration
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]], [[Scotland Genealogy|Genealogy]]
| align="left" | Census, Cemeteries, Genealogy, History
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Periodicals|Periodicals]], [[Scotland Societies|Societies]]
 
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| align="left" | Understanding names
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| align="left" | Religion
| align="left" | Names (Personal)
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Biography|Biography]], [[Scotland Church Records|Church Records]], [[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]]
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Census|Census]], [[Scotland Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Scotland Genealogy|Genealogy]], [[Scotland History|History]]
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| align="left" | Understanding names  
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Names Personal|Names (Personal)]]
 
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Latest revision as of 22:48, 18 July 2014

Scotland

The table below can help you decide which type of Scottish records to search.

Step 1. In column 1 select a research goal. Choose an ancestor you would like to know more about. What new information would you like to learn about that person?

Step 2. In column 2 find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.

> Read the FamilySearch Wiki articles about those types of records. They explain what the records might tell you, how to search them, and how to find them in the FamilySearch Catalog. Some records are not at the library.

Step 3. In column 3 find additional record types that may be useful.

> Records of previous research (such as Genealogy, Biography, History, Periodicals, and Societies) are useful for most goals but are not listed unless they are especially helpful.


1. If You Need 2. Look First In 3. Then Search
Age Census, Civil Registration, Church Records Cemeteries, Military Records, Biography
Birth date Civil Registration, Church Records Cemeteries, Genealogy, Military Records, Newspapers, Occupations, Biography
Birthplace Census, Church Records, Civil Registration, Cemeteries, Genealogy, Newspapers, Military Records, Occupations, Biography
Boundaries of parishes, districts, and counties Gazetteers History, Maps
Death Cemeteries, Church Records, Civil Registration, Newspapers Court Records, Probate Records, Land and Property, Biography
Historical background Genealogy, History Church History
Emigration date Emigration and Immigration, Church Records
Language helps Language and Languages
Living relatives Civil Registration, Directories, Census Newspapers, Periodicals, Societies, Biography
Maiden name Civil Registration, Church Records Cemeteries, Census, Land and Property, Probate Records, Biography
Marriage Church Records, Civil Registration, Biography, Genealogy, Newspapers, Nobility
Occupation Church Records, Census, Directories, Civil Registration, Occupations, Probate Records Court Records; Poorhouses, Poor Law, Etc.; Land and Property, Biography
Parents, children, and other family members Census, Church Records, Civil Registration, Probate Records Cemeteries, Land and Property, Schools, Biography
Physical description Military Records, Court Records Biography, Newspapers, Occupations
Place-finding aids Gazetteers, Maps Directories, History, Historical Geography, Land and Property, Periodicals
Places of residence Census, Church Records, Civil Registration, Directories Land and Property, Probate Records, Biography
Place of residence when you know only the county Civil Registration, Church Records, Land and Property, Probate Records, Taxation, Census, Cemeteries
Previous research (compiled genealogy) Biography, Genealogy, Societies Nobility, Periodicals
Record-finding aids Archives and Libraries, Genealogy Periodicals, Societies
Religion Biography, Church Records, Civil Registration Census, Cemeteries, Genealogy, History
Understanding names Names (Personal)

 

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