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__NOTOC__ [[Image:Flag of Scotland.jpg|thumb|143px]]'''Scotland''' (Scottish Gaelic: Alba) is a one of the four constituent countries of the [[United Kingdom]] (together with [[England]], [[Wales]] and [[Northern Ireland]]). <br><br> The city of '''Edinburgh''', on the east coast, is the country's capital, seat of government and chief commercial centre. The country's largest city is '''Glasgow'''. Other major cities include Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth, Stirling and Inverness.
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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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*[[Scotland Archives and Libraries|Archives and libraries]]  
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*[[Scotland Biography|Biography]]  
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*[[Scotland Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]  
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*[[Scotland Census|Census Records]]
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*[[Scotland Church Directories|Church Directories]]
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*[[Scotland Church History|Church History]]
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*[[Scotland Church Records|Church Records]]
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*[[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]]
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*[[Scotland Court Records|Court Records]]
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*[[Scotland Directories|Directories]]
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*[[Scotland Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
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*[[Scotland Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]  
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*[[Scotland Genealogy|Genealogy]]
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*[[Scotland Handwriting|Handwriting]]
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*[[Scotland Heraldry|Heraldry]]
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*[[Scotland Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]
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*[[Scotland History|History]]
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*[[Scotland Land and Property|Land and property]]
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*[[Scotland Language and Languages|Language and Languages]]
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*[[Scotland Maps|Maps]]
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*[[Scotland Military Records|Merchant Marine]]
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*[[Scotland Military Records|Military Records]]
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*[[Scotland Names Personal|Names, Personal]]
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*[[Scotland Newspapers|Newspapers]]
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*[[Scotland Nobility|Nobility]]
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*[[Scotland Occupations|Occupations]]
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*[[Scotland Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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*[[Scotland Poorhouses, Poor Law, Etc|Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.]]
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*[[Scotland Probate Records|Probate Records]]
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*[[Scotland Schools|Schools]]
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*[[Scotland Societies|Societies]]
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*[[Scotland Taxation|Taxation]]
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*[[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Vital Records]]
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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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__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  ==
 
== Beginners' Corner  ==
  
*[[Scotland Strategies for Locating Births, Marriages and Deaths|Strategies]] for locating births, marriages, and deaths  
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Reading these articles first may help you get started with your Scottish research.
*[[Scotland Record Selection Table|Record selection table]]
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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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*'''Browse:''' [[:Category:Scotland|Pages for Scotland]]  
 
*'''Browse:''' [[:Category:Scotland|Pages for Scotland]]  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Researching_Your_Scottish_Ancestry_Before_1855 '''Researching''' Your Scottish Ancestry Before 1855].
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*'''Article:''' [[Scotland Church Records Union Lists|Scotland Church Records Union List]]&nbsp;- introduction to this resource available in the Wiki.  
*'''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-s People|ScotlandsPeople]] - information about this premier website for online access to Scotland's genealogical records.
*'''Article:''' [[Getting Started With Your Scottish Research|Getting Started]] - how to get started with your Scottish research.
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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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*'''Article:'''&nbsp;[[Scotland-s People|ScotlandsPeople]] - information about this premier website for online access to Scotland's genealogical records.
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*[[Scotland Handfast Tradition|Handfast tradition]]  
 
*[[Scotland Handfast Tradition|Handfast tradition]]  
 
*[http://www.scotsfamily.com/scotland-map.htm Bartholomew's map of Scotland counties]  
 
*[http://www.scotsfamily.com/scotland-map.htm Bartholomew's map of Scotland counties]  
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Europe/Scotland.pdf BYU Research Guide for Scotland&nbsp;]<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1289230837387_58" />  
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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" />
*[[Scotland Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
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*[[Scotland Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Scotland Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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== Did You Know?  ==
  
 
== Useful Websites  ==
 
== Useful Websites  ==
  
*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/ GenUKI]  
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*Catholic Church births and baptisms for 1703-1955 are now indexed on [http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk ScotlandsPeople].
*[http://www.stirnet.com/main/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=79 Stirnet Limited: Families Database: Index] (unfettered access requires fee or significant data contribution; manually search index for surnames of interest)
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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 Websites|here]] for information about on-line resources for Scotland
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== Help Wanted  ==
  
Click [[Scotland Online Websites|here]] for information about online resources for Scotland
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To add your knowledge and help expand the wiki see [[FamilySearch Wiki:Help wanted on the Scotland pages|Help wanted on the Scotland pages]]
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Flag of Scotland.jpg
Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba) is a one of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom (together with England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

The city of Edinburgh, on the east coast, is the country's capital, seat of government and chief commercial centre. The country's largest city is Glasgow. Other major cities include Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth, Stirling and Inverness.

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:
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Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

Did You Know?

Useful Websites


Click here for information about on-line resources for Scotland

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To add your knowledge and help expand the wiki see Help wanted on the Scotland pages