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Scottish societies and organizations may have information of value to your genealogical research. Some are set up on a regional basis, others on a countywide basis, and others are only for a portion of a county. Most publish helpful journals, transcripts, and compiled genealogies. They may have ongoing projects searching and indexing records which are of genealogical value. Some publish queries about Scottish ancestors or maintain lists of member research interests.  
 
Scottish societies and organizations may have information of value to your genealogical research. Some are set up on a regional basis, others on a countywide basis, and others are only for a portion of a county. Most publish helpful journals, transcripts, and compiled genealogies. They may have ongoing projects searching and indexing records which are of genealogical value. Some publish queries about Scottish ancestors or maintain lists of member research interests.  
  
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=== Family History Societies  ===
 
=== Family History Societies  ===
  
A coordinating organization for many societies is the Scottish Association of Family History Societies (SAFHS). The society publishes The Scottish Association of Family History Societies Bulletin, which contains news and updates on its member societies. For information about this organization, write to:  
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In every county in Scotland there are one or more family history societies made up of members with genealogical interests in their areas.  A coordinating organization for many societies is the Scottish Association of Family History Societies (SAFHS). The society publishes the ''SAFHS Bulletin'', which contains news and updates on its member societies. For information about this organization and its member societies, contact or visit their website at:  
  
'''Scottish Association of Family History Societies'''<br>51/3 Mortonhall Road <br>Edinburgh EH9 2HN <br>Scotland <br>Internet: http://www.safhs.org.uk/  
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'''Scottish Association of Family History Societies'''<br>51/3 Mortonhall Road <br>Edinburgh EH9 2HN <br>Scotland <br>Internet: http://www.safhs.org.uk/ <br>
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[http://www.scotsgenealogy.com/ The Scottish Genealogy Society]<br>
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15 Victoria Terrace <br>
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EDINBURGH<br>
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EH1 2JL<br>
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Scotland<br>
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Telephone & Fax: +44(0)131 220 3677<br>
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'''[http://www.anglo-scots.mlfhs.org.uk/ Anglo Scots Family History Society ]'''<br>
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3rd Floor, Manchester Central Library<br>
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St Peters Square <br>
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MANCHESTER<br>
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M2 5PD<br>
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Telephone us on:<br>
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0161 234 1060 (UK callers)<br>
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+44 161 234 1060 (Overseas callers)<br>
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'''[http://www.asgra.co.uk/ Association of Scottish Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (ASGRA)] '''<br>
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259 Broad Street <br>
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COWDENBEATH, Fife<br>
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KY4 8LG <br>
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Scotland<br>
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[http://www.asgra.co.uk/contact.php Contact Information]<br>
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'''[http://www.heraldry-scotland.co.uk/ The Heraldry Society of Scotland]'''<br>
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25 Craigentinny Crescent<br>
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EDINBURGH <br>
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EH7 6QA<br>
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Scotland<br>
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Society email Address: info@heraldry-scotland.co.uk<br>
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Society Secretary: secretary@heraldry-scotland.com<br>
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Membership Secretary: membership@heraldry-scotland.com<br>
  
 
=== Local History Societies  ===
 
=== Local History Societies  ===
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Many societies study local history and publish journals on the subject. A coordinating organization for local history groups is the Scottish Local History Forum. They publish Scottish Local History Journal. You may write for information about this association to:  
 
Many societies study local history and publish journals on the subject. A coordinating organization for local history groups is the Scottish Local History Forum. They publish Scottish Local History Journal. You may write for information about this association to:  
  
The Honourable Secretary <br>Scottish Local History Forum <br>c/o National Museums of Scotland <br>York Buildings, Queen Street <br>Edinburgh EH2 1JD <br>Scotland <br>Internet: http://www.nms.ac.uk/  
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'''The Honourable Secretary''' <br>Scottish Local History Forum <br>c/o National Museums of Scotland <br>York Buildings, Queen Street <br>Edinburgh EH2 1JD <br>Scotland <br>Internet: http://www.nms.ac.uk/  
  
 
=== One-Name Groups  ===
 
=== One-Name Groups  ===
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Some organizations gather information about all individuals with a particular surname. If you are interested in such an organization, contact:  
 
Some organizations gather information about all individuals with a particular surname. If you are interested in such an organization, contact:  
  
Guild of One-Name Studies <br>Box G <br>14 Charterhouse Buildings <br>Goswell Road <br>London EC1M 7BA <br>England <br>Internet: http://www.one-name.org/intro.html  
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'''Guild of One-Name Studies''' <br>Box G <br>14 Charterhouse Buildings <br>Goswell Road <br>London EC1M 7BA <br>England <br>Internet: http://www.one-name.org/intro.html
  
 
=== Finding Records at the Family History Library  ===
 
=== Finding Records at the Family History Library  ===
  
The[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library] has copies of many records compiled by these societies. To find them, look for the society’s name in the Author/Title Search of the catalog on microfiche. Or, look in the Locality Search under:  
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The [https://familysearch.org/catalog-search Family History Library] has copies of many records compiled by societies. To find them, look for the society’s name using the Author search in the library's online catalog at <u>https://familysearch.org/catalog-search</u>. Or, use the Place Name search and search for:  
  
 
SCOTLAND - SOCIETIES  
 
SCOTLAND - SOCIETIES  
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SCOTLAND, [COUNTY] - SOCIETIES  
 
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The Locality Search also lists some records gathered by societies under the record type. For example, cemetery transcripts done by a local family history society are listed in the Locality Search under:  
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The Place Name search also lists under the record type&nbsp;records gathered by societies. For example, cemetery transcripts or monumental inscriptions published by a family history society are listed under:  
  
 
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SCOTLAND, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES  
  
You can also use the Locality Search to find lists and guides that describe societies’ collections. Search under:
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=== External Links  ===
 
=== External Links  ===
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Scottish societies and organizations may have information of value to your genealogical research. Some are set up on a regional basis, others on a countywide basis, and others are only for a portion of a county. Most publish helpful journals, transcripts, and compiled genealogies. They may have ongoing projects searching and indexing records which are of genealogical value. Some publish queries about Scottish ancestors or maintain lists of member research interests.

You may want to join one of these societies and to support their efforts. This article discusses only Scottish societies, but do not overlook other societies in Great Britain and in the country to which your ancestors immigrated.

See Scotland Periodicals for more information about the journals and newsletters published by these societies.

Family History Societies

In every county in Scotland there are one or more family history societies made up of members with genealogical interests in their areas.  A coordinating organization for many societies is the Scottish Association of Family History Societies (SAFHS). The society publishes the SAFHS Bulletin, which contains news and updates on its member societies. For information about this organization and its member societies, contact or visit their website at:

Scottish Association of Family History Societies
51/3 Mortonhall Road
Edinburgh EH9 2HN
Scotland
Internet: http://www.safhs.org.uk/

The Scottish Genealogy Society
15 Victoria Terrace
EDINBURGH
EH1 2JL
Scotland
Telephone & Fax: +44(0)131 220 3677


Anglo Scots Family History Society
3rd Floor, Manchester Central Library
St Peters Square
MANCHESTER
M2 5PD
Telephone us on:
0161 234 1060 (UK callers)
+44 161 234 1060 (Overseas callers)


Association of Scottish Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (ASGRA)
259 Broad Street
COWDENBEATH, Fife
KY4 8LG
Scotland
Contact Information


The Heraldry Society of Scotland
25 Craigentinny Crescent
EDINBURGH
EH7 6QA
Scotland
Society email Address: info@heraldry-scotland.co.uk
Society Secretary: secretary@heraldry-scotland.com
Membership Secretary: membership@heraldry-scotland.com

Local History Societies

Many societies study local history and publish journals on the subject. A coordinating organization for local history groups is the Scottish Local History Forum. They publish Scottish Local History Journal. You may write for information about this association to:

The Honourable Secretary
Scottish Local History Forum
c/o National Museums of Scotland
York Buildings, Queen Street
Edinburgh EH2 1JD
Scotland
Internet: http://www.nms.ac.uk/

One-Name Groups

Some organizations gather information about all individuals with a particular surname. If you are interested in such an organization, contact:

Guild of One-Name Studies
Box G
14 Charterhouse Buildings
Goswell Road
London EC1M 7BA
England
Internet: http://www.one-name.org/intro.html

Finding Records at the Family History Library

The Family History Library has copies of many records compiled by societies. To find them, look for the society’s name using the Author search in the library's online catalog at https://familysearch.org/catalog-search. Or, use the Place Name search and search for:

SCOTLAND - SOCIETIES

SCOTLAND, [COUNTY] - SOCIETIES

The Place Name search also lists under the record type records gathered by societies. For example, cemetery transcripts or monumental inscriptions published by a family history society are listed under:

SCOTLAND, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES

SCOTLAND, [COUNTY], [CITY], - CEMETERIES


External Links