Scotland Genealogy

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*Catholic Church births and baptisms for 1703-1955 are now indexed on [http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk ScotlandsPeople].  
 
*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]]  
 
*[[Scotland Archives and Libraries|Archives and libraries]]  
 
*[[Scotland Biography|Biography]]  
 
*[[Scotland Biography|Biography]]  
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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]  
 
*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]  
 
*[http://www.hebrideanconnections.com Hebridean Connection] is a useful site for those searching in the '''Western Isles'''.  
 
*[http://www.hebrideanconnections.com Hebridean Connection] is a useful site for those searching in the '''Western Isles'''.  
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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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__NOTOC__ [[Image:Flag of Scotland.jpg|thumb|143px|Flag of Scotland.jpg]] 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  ==
 
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*[[Scotland Strategies for Locating Births, Marriages and Deaths|Strategies]] for locating births, marriages, and deaths in Scotland  
 
*[[Scotland Strategies for Locating Births, Marriages and Deaths|Strategies]] for locating births, marriages, and deaths in Scotland  
 
*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)  
 
*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)  
*[[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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*[[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  
 
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Researching_Your_Scottish_Ancestry_Before_1855 Researching Your Scottish Ancestry Before 1855] - more tips for finding your ancestors  
 
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Researching_Your_Scottish_Ancestry_Before_1855 Researching Your Scottish Ancestry Before 1855] - more tips for finding your ancestors  
 
*[[Scotland Record Selection Table|Record selection table]] - a list of the best records to search to find specific information
 
*[[Scotland Record Selection Table|Record selection table]] - a list of the best records to search to find specific information
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Click [[Scotland Online Websites|here]] for information about online resources for Scotland  
 
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.

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