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*[[Scotland Archives and Libraries|Archives and libraries]]  
 
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*[[Scotland Biography|Biography]]  
 
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*[[Scotland Church Directories|Church Directories]]  
 
*[[Scotland Church Directories|Church Directories]]  
 
*[[Scotland Church History|Church History]]  
 
*[[Scotland Church History|Church History]]  
*[[Scotland_Church_Records|Church Records]]  
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*[[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]]  
 
*[[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]]  
 
*[[Scotland Court Records|Court Records]]  
 
*[[Scotland Court Records|Court Records]]  
*[[Scotland Directories|Directories]]
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*[[Scotland Directories|Directories]]  
 
*[[Scotland Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]  
 
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*[[Scotland Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]  
 
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*[[Scotland Handwriting|Handwriting]]  
 
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*[[Scotland Heraldry|Heraldry]]  
 
*[[Scotland Heraldry|Heraldry]]  
*[[Scotland Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]
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*[[Scotland History|History]]  
 
*[[Scotland Land and Property|Land and property]]  
 
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*[[Scotland Language and Languages|Language and Languages]]  
 
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*[[Scotland Periodicals|Periodicals]]  
 
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*[[Scotland Poorhouses, Poor Law, Etc|Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.]]  
 
*[[Scotland Poorhouses, Poor Law, Etc|Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.]]  
*[[Scotland Probate Records|Probate Records]]
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*[[Scotland Schools|Schools]]  
 
*[[Scotland Schools|Schools]]  
 
*[[Scotland Societies|Societies]]  
 
*[[Scotland Societies|Societies]]  
 
*[[Scotland Taxation|Taxation]]  
 
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*[[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Vital Records]]
 
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__NOTOC__ [[Image:Flag of Scotland.jpg|thumb|143px]] Welcome to the page for Scotland! FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. This page is the portal to all that the wiki has to offer on Scotland. Through the Scotland portal page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Scotland records of genealogical value. However, these pages are works in progress and their content will grow with time. We invite you to contribute information.
  
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== Beginners' Corner  ==
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[[Image:Flag.jpg|thumb|150px|The cross of St Andrew]]
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Welcome to the page for Scotland! FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. This page is the portal to all that the wiki has to offer on Scotland. Through the Scotland portal page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Scotland records of genealogical value. However, these pages are works in progress and their content will grow with time. We invite you to contribute information.
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== Featured content ==
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Reading these articles&nbsp;first may help you get started with your Scottish research.
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*[[Getting Started With Your Scottish Research|Getting Started]] - how to get started with your Scottish research
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*[[Scotland Strategies for Locating Births, Marriages and Deaths|Strategies]] for locating births, marriages, and deaths in Scotland
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*Beginners Guide: [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/3/35/Finding_Records_of_Your_Ancestors_Scotland_1855_To_1901.pdf Finding Records of Your Ancestors&nbsp;- Scotland 1855 To 1901] (42 Mb pdf file)
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*[[Finding Your Ancestors in Scotland before 1855|Finding Your Ancestors in Scotland before 1855]] -&nbsp;the handout from a presentation given at a genealogical conference in 2010
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Researching_Your_Scottish_Ancestry_Before_1855 Researching Your Scottish Ancestry Before 1855] - more tips for finding your ancestors
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*[[Scotland Record Selection Table|Record selection table]] - a list of the best records to search to find specific information
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== Featured content ==
  
 
*'''Browse:''' [[:Category:Scotland|Pages for Scotland]]  
 
*'''Browse:''' [[:Category:Scotland|Pages for Scotland]]  
*'''Beginners Guide 1855 to 1901: [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/3/35/Finding_Records_of_Your_Ancestors_Scotland_1855_To_1901.pdf Finding Records of Your Ancestors Scotland 1855 To 1901]''' (42 Mb pdf file).
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*'''Article:''' [[Scotland Church Records Union Lists|Scotland Church Records Union List]]&nbsp;- introduction to this resource available in the Wiki.  
*'''Article:''' [[Getting_Started_With_Your_Scottish_Research|Getting Started]] - how to get started with your Scottish research. 
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*'''Article:''' [[Scotland-s People|ScotlandsPeople]] - information about this premier website for online access to Scotland's genealogical records.
*'''Article:'''&nbsp;[[Scotland History|Scotland History]]
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*'''Article:'''&nbsp;[[Scotland Church Records Union Lists|Scotland Church Records Union List]]&nbsp;- introduction to this resource available in the Wiki.  
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== Research tools  ==
*'''Article:'''&nbsp;[[Scotland-s People|ScotlandsPeople]] - information about this premier website for online access to Scotland's genealogical records.
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==Research tools==
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'''Click on a county to go to that county's page:''' {{Scotlandimagemap}}  
'''Click on a county to go to that county's page:'''
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*[[Scotland Old Counties pre 1974 and New Counties post 1974|County list]]  
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*[[Scotland Old Counties pre 1974 and New Counties post 1974|County list]] (with abbreviation codes)
*[[Scotland Names Personal|Personal names]]
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*[[Scotland Old Counties pre 1974 and New Counties post 1974|Maps of old and new counties]]  
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*[[Scotland Names Personal|Personal names]]  
 
*[[Scotland Glossary of Genealogical Terms|Glossary of terms]]  
 
*[[Scotland Glossary of Genealogical Terms|Glossary of terms]]  
*[[Scotland Record Selection Table|Record selection table]]
 
 
*[[Scotland Handfast Tradition|Handfast tradition]]  
 
*[[Scotland Handfast Tradition|Handfast tradition]]  
*[[Scotland:_Map_of_counties|Map of Scotland counties]]
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*[http://www.scotsfamily.com/scotland-map.htm Bartholomew's map of Scotland counties]  
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*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Europe/Scotland.pdf BYU Research Guide for Scotland&nbsp;]<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1289230837387_58" />
  
'''Research Strategies:'''  
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'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''  
*[[Scotland Strategies for Locating Births, Marriages and Deaths|Strategies]] for locating births, marriages, and deaths
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== News and events ==
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*[[Scotland Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Scotland Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
*[http://www.scothist.org/ Scottish Family History Fair], Aberdeen, 25th April 2009 - SAFHS
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== Did You Know?  ==
*[http://www.homecomingstirling.com/ Family History Conference], Stirling, 19-21 June 2009
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*[http://www.strathclydegenealogy.co.uk/igf.htm International Genealogy Festival] at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, 21-24 July 2009
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*[http://www.clangathering.org Clan Gathering] in Edinburgh, July 25 &amp; 26, 2009
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==Did you know?==
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== Useful Websites  ==
*An index of 21,000 passengers who left the ports of '''Glasgow''' and '''Greenock''' for non-European ports is available online at Aberdeen University. The dates are 1 January and 30 April 1923, and at other Scottish ports between 1890 and 1960. You can find these records on the [http://www.abdn.ac.uk/emigration/index.html Scottish Emigration Database]
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*[http://www.hebrideanconnections.com Hebridean Connection] is a new and ongoing site useful for those searching in the '''Western Isles''' of Scotland.
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*One of the saddest events in the history of the '''Gareloch''' is the [http://www.helensburgh-heritage.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=255&Itemid=637 K13 submarine disaster], which took place during World War 1 on January 29 1917.
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*Catholic Church births and baptisms for 1703-1955 are now indexed on [http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk ScotlandsPeople].
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*NEW! Join a Genealogy Research Community for Scotland on [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Join_a_Skype_Research_Community#Europe Skype] or [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scotland-Genealogy-Research-Community/225339430873235 Facebook]!
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*An index of 21,000 passengers who left Scottish ports 1890-1960 is on [http://www.abdn.ac.uk/emigration/index.html Scottish Emigration Database]
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*[http://www.hebrideanconnections.com Hebridean Connection] is a useful site for those searching in the '''Western Isles'''.
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*Read about the [http://www.helensburgh-heritage.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=255&Itemid=637 K13 submarine disaster], which took place during World War I.
  
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<br> Click [[Scotland Online Websites|here]] for information about online resources for Scotland
  
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Welcome to the page for Scotland! FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. This page is the portal to all that the wiki has to offer on Scotland. Through the Scotland portal page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Scotland records of genealogical value. However, these pages are works in progress and their content will grow with time. We invite you to contribute information.

Beginners' Corner

Reading these articles first may help you get started with your Scottish research.

Featured content

Research tools

Click on a county to go to that county's page:
AberdeenshireAngusArgyllAyrshireBanffshireBerwickshireButeCaithnessClackmannanshireDumfriesshireDunbartonshireEast LothianFifeInverness-shireKincardineshireKinross-shireKirkcudbrightshireLanarkshireMidlothianMorayNairnshireOrkneyPeeblesshirePerthshireRenfrewshireRoss & CromartyRoxburghshireSelkirkshireStirlingshireShetlandSutherlandWest LothianWigtonshireDunbartonshireScotlandimagemap.jpg

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

Did You Know?

Useful Websites


Click here for information about online resources for Scotland