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==Country Information==
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Scotland is a one of the four constituent countries of the [[United Kingdom]] (together with [[England Genealogy|England]], [[Wales Genealogy|Wales]] and [[Northern Ireland Genealogy|Northern Ireland]]). In 1707, the Kingdom of Scotland joined the [[England|Kingdom of England]] in union to become the [[Great Britain|Kingdom of Great Britain]]. The official language is English.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Scotland," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotland, accessed 23 March 2016.</ref>
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Links to articles on getting started with Scotland research.
*[[Scotland Archives and Libraries|Archives and libraries]]
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*[[Getting Started With Your Scottish Research|Getting Started with Scottish research]]  
*[[Scotland Biography|Biography]]
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*[[Scotland Strategies for Locating Births, Marriages and Deaths|Strategies for locating births, marriages, and deaths]]  
*[[Scotland Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]  
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*[[Finding Your Ancestors in Scotland before 1855|Finding Your Ancestors in Scotland before 1855]] - 2010 conference handout
*[[Scotland Census|Census Records]]  
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*[[Researching Your Scottish Ancestry Before 1855|Researching Your Scottish Ancestry Before 1855]]  
*[[Scotland Church Directories|Church Directories]]
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*[[Scotland Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
*[[Scotland Church History|Church History]]
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:[[Scotland Genealogy#More Scotland Research Strategies|''See More Research Strategies'']]
*[[Scotland Church Records|Church Records]]  
 
*[[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]]
 
*[[Scotland Court Records|Court Records]]  
 
*[[Scotland Directories|Directories]]
 
*[[Scotland Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]  
 
*[[Scotland Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
 
*[[Scotland Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
*[[Scotland Handwriting|Handwriting]]
 
*[[Scotland Heraldry|Heraldry]]
 
*[[Scotland Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]
 
*[[Scotland History|History]]
 
*[[Scotland Land and Property|Land and property]]  
 
*[[Scotland Language and Languages|Language and Languages]]
 
*[[Scotland Maps|Maps]]
 
*[[Scotland Military Records|Merchant Marine]]
 
*[[Scotland Military Records|Military Records]]
 
*[[Scotland Names Personal|Names, Personal]]
 
*[[Scotland Newspapers|Newspapers]]
 
*[[Scotland Nobility|Nobility]]
 
*[[Scotland Occupations|Occupations]]
 
*[[Scotland Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
*[[Scotland Poorhouses, Poor Law, Etc|Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.]]
 
*[[Scotland Probate Records|Probate Records]]
 
*[[Scotland Schools|Schools]]
 
*[[Scotland Societies|Societies]]
 
*[[Scotland Taxation|Taxation]]
 
*[[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Vital Records]]
 
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<h3>Scotland Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Scotland research.
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*[[Scotland Record Selection Table|Record Finder]]
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*[[Scotland-s People|ScotlandsPeople]] - how to access this website and Scotland online records.
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:[[Scotland Genealogy#More Scotland Research Tools|''See More Research Tools'']]
 
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__NOTOC__ [[Image:Flag of Scotland.jpg|thumb|143px|Cross of St. Andrew]]'''Scotland''' 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'''.
 
  
== Beginners' Corner  ==
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==Scotland Clickable Map==
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Reading these articles first may help you get started with your Scottish research.
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== Pre and Post 1974 County list  ==
  
*[[Getting Started With Your Scottish Research|Getting Started]] - how to get started with your Scottish research
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Here is a list of the&nbsp;historic counties with the new (post-1974) county or counties they are primarily a part of. Click on an old county name to see a list of historic parishes with further links to information on parish records.&nbsp;&nbsp;(The codes are the&nbsp;standard 'Chapman Code' abbreviations&nbsp;for the&nbsp;historic counties.) For more information about Scotland Counties click [[Scotland_Old_Counties_pre_1974_and_New_Counties_post_1974|here]]
*[[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)
 
*[[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
 
*[[Scotland Record Selection Table|Record selection table]] - a list of the best records to search to find specific information
 
  
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| '''Historic County'''
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| '''Post-1974 County'''
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| [[Aberdeenshire, Scotland Genealogy|Aberdeenshire]]
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| ABD
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| Grampian
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| [[Angus (or Forfarshire), Scotland Genealogy|Angus]] (or Forfarshire)
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| ANS
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| Tayside
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| [[Argyllshire, Scotland Genealogy|Argyllshire]]
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| ARL
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| Strathclyde
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| [[Ayrshire, Scotland Genealogy|Ayrshire]]
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| AYR
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| Strathclyde
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| [[Banffshire, Scotland Genealogy|Banffshire]]
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| BAN
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| Grampian
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| [[Berwickshire, Scotland Genealogy|Berwickshire]]
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| BEW
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| Borders
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| [[Buteshire, Scotland Genealogy|Bute]]
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| BUT
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| Strathclyde
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| [[Caithness-shire, Scotland Genealogy|Caithness]]
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| CAI
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| Highland
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| [[Clackmannanshire, Scotland Genealogy|Clackmannanshire]]
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| CLK
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| Central
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| [[Dumfriesshire, Scotland Genealogy|Dumfriesshire]]
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| DFS
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| Dumfries &amp; Galloway
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| [[Dunbartonshire, Scotland Genealogy|Dunbartonshire]]
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| DNB
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| Strathclyde
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| [[East Lothian (or Haddingtonshire), Scotland Genealogy|East Lothian]] (or Haddingtonshire)
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| ELN
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| Lothian
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| Edinburghshire (see Midlothian)
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| Elginshire (see Moray)
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| [[Fife, Scotland Genealogy|Fife]]&nbsp;(Kingdom of)
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| FIF
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| Fife
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| Forfarshire (see Angus)
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| Haddingtonshire (see East Lothian)
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| [[Inverness-shire, Scotland Genealogy|Inverness-shire]]
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| INV
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| Highland
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| [[Kincardineshire, Scotland Genealogy|Kincardineshire]]
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| KCD
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| Grampian
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| [[Kinross-shire, Scotland Genealogy|Kinross-shire]]
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| KRS
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| Tayside
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| [[Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland Genealogy|Kirkcudbrightshire]]
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| KKD
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| Dumfries &amp; Galloway
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| [[Lanarkshire, Scotland Genealogy|Lanarkshire]]
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| LKS
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| Strathclyde
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| Linlithgowshire (see West Lothian)
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| [[Midlothian (Edinburghshire), Scotland Genealogy|Midlothian]] (or Edinburghshire)
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| MLN
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| Lothian
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| [[Moray or Elginshire, Scotland Genealogy|Moray]] (or Elginshire)
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| MOR
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| Grampian
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| [[Nairnshire, Scotland Genealogy|Nairnshire]]
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| NAI
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| Highland
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| [[Orkney, Scotland Genealogy|Orkney]] Islands
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| OKI
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| Orkney
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| [[Peeblesshire, Scotland Genealogy|Peeblesshire]]
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| PEE
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| Borders
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| [[Perthshire, Scotland Genealogy|Perthshire]]
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| PER
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| Tayside, Central
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| [[Renfrewshire, Scotland Genealogy|Renfrewshire]]
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| RFW
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| Strathclyde
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| [[Ross and Cromarty, Scotland Genealogy|Ross &amp; Cromarty]]
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| ROC
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| Highland
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| [[Roxburghshire, Scotland Genealogy|Roxburghshire]]
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| ROX
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| Borders
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| [[Selkirkshire, Scotland Genealogy|Selkirkshire]]
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| SEL
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| Borders
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| [[Shetland (or Zetland), Scotland Genealogy|Shetland]] (or Zetland) Islands
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| SHI
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| Shetland
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| [[Stirlingshire, Scotland Genealogy|Stirlingshire]]
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| STI
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| Central
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| [[Sutherland, Scotland Genealogy|Sutherland]]
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| SUT
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| Highland
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| [[West Lothian (Linlithgowshire), Scotland Genealogy|West Lothian]] (or Linlithgowshire)
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| WLN
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| Lothian
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| [[Wigtownshire, Scotland Genealogy|Wigtonshire]]
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| WIG
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| Dumfries &amp; Galloway
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*'''Browse:''' [[:Category:Scotland|Pages for Scotland]]
 
*'''Article:''' [[Scotland Church Records Union Lists|Scotland Church Records Union List]]&nbsp;- introduction to this resource available in the Wiki.
 
*'''Article:''' [[Scotland-s People|ScotlandsPeople]] - information about this premier website for online access to Scotland's genealogical records.
 
  
== Research tools  ==
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*'''[[Scotland Old Counties pre 1974 and New Counties post 1974|County list pre and post 1974]]''' - with abbreviation codes
  
'''Click on a county to go to that county's page:''' {{Scotlandimagemap}}
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==More Scotland Research Strategies==
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Research strategies give guidance on how to research or what records to search for first.  Below are additional research strategy Wiki articles for Scotland.
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*[[:File:Finding Records of Your Ancestors Scotland 1855 To 1901.pdf|Finding Records of Your Ancestors&nbsp;- Scotland 1855 To 1901]] - Beginners Guide (42 Mb pdf file)
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Europe/Scotland.pdf Family History Library Research Guide for Scotland] - contains out-of-date links
  
*[[Scotland Old Counties pre 1974 and New Counties post 1974|County list]] (with abbreviation codes)
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==More Scotland Research Tools==
*[[Scotland Old Counties pre 1974 and New Counties post 1974|Maps of old and new counties]]
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Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in.  Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools in Scotland.
 
*[[Scotland Names Personal|Personal names]]  
 
*[[Scotland Names Personal|Personal names]]  
 
*[[Scotland Glossary of Genealogical Terms|Glossary of terms]]  
 
*[[Scotland Glossary of Genealogical Terms|Glossary of terms]]  
*[[Scotland Handfast Tradition|Handfast tradition]]  
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*[[Scotland Church Records Union Lists|Scotland Church Records Union List]] - introduction to this resource available in the Wiki.  
*[http://www.scotsfamily.com/scotland-map.htm Bartholomew's map of Scotland counties]
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*[[Scotland Handfast Tradition|Handfast tradition]]
*[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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*[[Scotland Old Counties pre 1974 and New Counties post 1974|County list pre and post 1974]] - with abbreviation codes
 
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*[http://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/research/learning/features/recording-angels-scottish-registrars-since-1855?utm_campaign=news&utm_medium=email&utm_source=sp&utm_content=981404 Recording Angels Scottish Registrars since 1855]
'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
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*[https://archive.org/stream/historyofepidemi02crei/historyofepidemi02crei_djvu.txt A History of Epidemics in Britain]
 
 
*[[Scotland Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Scotland Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
 
== Did You Know?  ==
 
 
 
== Useful Websites  ==
 
 
 
*Catholic Church births and baptisms for 1703-1955 are now indexed on [http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk ScotlandsPeople].
 
*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]!
 
*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'''.
 
*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.
 
 
 
<br> Click [[Scotland Websites|here]] for information about on-line resources for Scotland
 
  
== Help Wanted  ==
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==FamilySearch Resources==
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records]
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/help#localResource Family History Center locator map]
  
{{Click|Image:Volunteers wanted sm.png|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/FamilySearch_Wiki:Help_wanted_on_the_Wales_pages|Wiki Volunteers Wanted}}
 
  
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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Scotland Wiki Topics
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Local Research Resources
Europe
British Isles
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Scotland
Guide to Scotland ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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Country Information

Scotland is a one of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom (together with England, Wales and Northern Ireland). In 1707, the Kingdom of Scotland joined the Kingdom of England in union to become the Kingdom of Great Britain. The official language is English.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Scotland Research

Links to articles on getting started with Scotland research.

See More Research Strategies

Scotland Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Scotland research.

See More Research Tools

Scotland Clickable Map

AberdeenshireAngusArgyllAyrshireBanffshireBerwickshireButeCaithnessClackmannanshireDumfriesshireDunbartonshireEast LothianFifeInverness-shireKincardineshireKinross-shireKirkcudbrightshireLanarkshireMidlothianMorayNairnshireOrkneyPeeblesshirePerthshireRenfrewshireRoss & CromartyRoxburghshireSelkirkshireStirlingshireShetlandSutherlandWest LothianWigtonshireDunbartonshireScotlandimagemap.jpg

Pre and Post 1974 County list

Here is a list of the historic counties with the new (post-1974) county or counties they are primarily a part of. Click on an old county name to see a list of historic parishes with further links to information on parish records.  (The codes are the standard 'Chapman Code' abbreviations for the historic counties.) For more information about Scotland Counties click here

Historic County Code Post-1974 County
Aberdeenshire ABD Grampian
Angus (or Forfarshire) ANS Tayside
Argyllshire ARL Strathclyde
Ayrshire AYR Strathclyde
Banffshire BAN Grampian
Berwickshire BEW Borders
Bute BUT Strathclyde
Caithness CAI Highland
Clackmannanshire CLK Central
Dumfriesshire DFS Dumfries & Galloway
Dunbartonshire DNB Strathclyde
East Lothian (or Haddingtonshire) ELN Lothian
Edinburghshire (see Midlothian) --- ---
Elginshire (see Moray) --- ---
Fife (Kingdom of) FIF Fife
Forfarshire (see Angus) --- ---
Haddingtonshire (see East Lothian) --- ---
Inverness-shire INV Highland
Kincardineshire KCD Grampian
Kinross-shire KRS Tayside
Kirkcudbrightshire KKD Dumfries & Galloway
Lanarkshire LKS Strathclyde
Linlithgowshire (see West Lothian) --- ---
Midlothian (or Edinburghshire) MLN Lothian
Moray (or Elginshire) MOR Grampian
Nairnshire NAI Highland
Orkney Islands OKI Orkney
Peeblesshire PEE Borders
Perthshire PER Tayside, Central
Renfrewshire RFW Strathclyde
Ross & Cromarty ROC Highland
Roxburghshire ROX Borders
Selkirkshire SEL Borders
Shetland (or Zetland) Islands SHI Shetland
Stirlingshire STI Central
Sutherland SUT Highland
West Lothian (or Linlithgowshire) WLN Lothian
Wigtonshire WIG Dumfries & Galloway


More Scotland Research Strategies

Research strategies give guidance on how to research or what records to search for first. Below are additional research strategy Wiki articles for Scotland.

More Scotland Research Tools

Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in. Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools in Scotland.

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

  • Wikipedia contributors, "Scotland," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotland, accessed 23 March 2016.