Scotland Record Selection Table

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| align="left" | Age  
 
| align="left" | Age  
| align="left" | [[Scotland Census|Census]], [[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|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" | [[Scotland Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Scotland Military Records|Military Records]], [[Scotland Biography|Biography]]
 
| align="left" | [[Scotland Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Scotland Military Records|Military Records]], [[Scotland Biography|Biography]]
 
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| align="left" | Birth date  
 
| align="left" | Birth date  
| align="left" | [[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]], Church Records  
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]], [[Scotland Church Records|Church Records]]
 
| align="left" | [[Scotland Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Scotland Genealogy|Genealogy]], [[Scotland Military Records|Military Records]], [[Scotland Newspapers|Newspapers]], [[Scotland Occupations|Occupations]], [[Scotland Biography|Biography]]
 
| 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" | Birthplace  
 
| align="left" | Birthplace  
| align="left" | [[Scotland Census|Census]], Church Records, [[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]],  
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Census|Census]], [[Scotland Church Records|Church Records]], [[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]],  
 
| align="left" | [[Scotland Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Scotland Genealogy|Genealogy]], [[Scotland Newspapers|Newspapers]], [[Scotland Military Records|Military Records]], [[Scotland Occupations|Occupations]], [[Scotland Biography|Biography]]
 
| 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  
 
| align="left" | Death  
| align="left" | [[Scotland Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], Church Records, [[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]], [[Scotland Newspapers|Newspapers]]  
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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" | [[Scotland Court Records|Court Records]], [[Scotland Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[Scotland Land and Property|Land and Property]], [[Scotland Biography|Biography]]
 
| 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  
 
| align="left" | Emigration date  
 
| align="left" | [[Scotland Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]],  
 
| align="left" | [[Scotland Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]],  
| align="left" | Church Records
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Church Records|Church Records]]
 
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| align="left" | Language helps  
 
| align="left" | Language helps  
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| align="left" | Living relatives  
 
| align="left" | Living relatives  
| align="left" | [[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]], Directories, [[Scotland Census|Census]]  
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]], [[Scotland Directories|Directories]], [[Scotland Census|Census]]  
| align="left" | [[Scotland Newspapers|Newspapers]], [[Scotland Periodicals|Periodicals]], Societies, [[Scotland Biography|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" | Maiden name  
 
| align="left" | Maiden name  
| align="left" | [[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]], Church Records  
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]], [[Scotland Church Records|Church Records]]
 
| align="left" | [[Scotland Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Scotland Census|Census]], [[Scotland Land and Property|Land and Property]], [[Scotland Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[Scotland Biography|Biography]]
 
| 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" | Marriage  
 
| align="left" | Marriage  
| align="left" | Church Records, Civil Registration,  
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Church Records|Church Records]], [[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]],  
| align="left" | [[Scotland Biography|Biography]], [[Scotland Genealogy|Genealogy]], [[Scotland Newspapers|Newspapers]], Nobility
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Biography|Biography]], [[Scotland Genealogy|Genealogy]], [[Scotland Newspapers|Newspapers]], [[Scotland Nobility|Nobility]]
 
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| align="left" | Occupation  
 
| align="left" | Occupation  
| align="left" | Church Records, [[Scotland Census|Census]], Directories, [[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]], [[Scotland Occupations|Occupations]], [[Scotland Probate Records|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" | [[Scotland Court Records|Court Records]]; Poorhouses, Poor Law, Etc.; [[Scotland Land and Property|Land and Property]], [[Scotland Biography|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" | Parents, children, and other family members  
 
| align="left" | Parents, children, and other family members  
| align="left" | [[Scotland Census|Census]], Church Records, Civil Registration, [[Scotland Probate Records|Probate 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" | [[Scotland Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Scotland Land and Property|Land and Property]], Schools, [[Scotland Biography|Biography]]
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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" | Physical description  
 
| align="left" | Physical description  
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| align="left" | Place-finding aids  
 
| align="left" | Place-finding aids  
 
| align="left" | [[Scotland Gazetteers|Gazetteers]], [[Scotland Maps|Maps]]  
 
| align="left" | [[Scotland Gazetteers|Gazetteers]], [[Scotland Maps|Maps]]  
| align="left" | Directories, [[Scotland History|History]], Historical Geography, [[Scotland Land and Property|Land and Property]], Periodicals
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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" | Places of residence  
 
| align="left" | Places of residence  
| align="left" | [[Scotland Census|Census]], Church Records, [[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]], Directories  
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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" | [[Scotland Land and Property|Land and Property]], [[Scotland Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[Scotland Biography|Biography]]
 
| align="left" | [[Scotland Land and Property|Land and Property]], [[Scotland Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[Scotland Biography|Biography]]
 
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| align="left" | Place of residence when you know only the county  
 
| align="left" | Place of residence when you know only the county  
| align="left" | [[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]], Church Records, [[Scotland Land and Property|Land and Property]], [[Scotland Probate Records|Probate Records]], Taxation, [[Scotland Census|Census]],  
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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" | [[Scotland Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
| align="left" | [[Scotland Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
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| align="left" | Previous research (compiled genealogy)  
 
| align="left" | Previous research (compiled genealogy)  
| align="left" | [[Scotland Biography|Biography]], [[Scotland Genealogy|Genealogy]], Societies  
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Biography|Biography]], [[Scotland Genealogy|Genealogy]], [[Scotland Societies|Societies]]
| align="left" | Nobility, Periodicals
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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" | Record-finding aids  
 
| align="left" | Record-finding aids  
| align="left" | Archives and Libraries, [[Scotland Genealogy|Genealogy]]  
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]], [[Scotland Genealogy|Genealogy]]  
| align="left" | Periodicals, Societies
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Periodicals|Periodicals]], [[Scotland Societies|Societies]]
 
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| align="left" | Religion  
 
| align="left" | Religion  
| align="left" | [[Scotland Biography|Biography]], Church Records, [[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]]  
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Biography|Biography]], [[Scotland Church Records|Church Records]], [[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]]  
| align="left" | [[Scotland Census|Census]], [[Scotland Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Scotland Genealogy|Genealogy]], History
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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  
 
| align="left" | Understanding names  
| align="left" | Names (Personal)
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| align="left" | [[Scotland Names Personal|Names (Personal)]]
 
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Revision as of 22:12, 28 December 2011

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 Family History Library 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)