Books by Chris Paton

Tracing Your Family History on the Internet

Discover Scottish Church Records

Researching Scottish Family History

Scottish Talk Notes

The following websites were discussed at the Getting Started with your Family History talk at the Tayroots Genealogy Fair on Saturday, 24th September 2011 - ScotlandsPeople Centre, Edinburgh (£15 for day visit; 2 hour free taster session) - ScotlandsPeople records website (pay-per-view) - FamilySearch (indexes to Scottish records in Historical Records database) (free) - FreeREG (free) - Deceased Online (burials/cremations for Angus, Aberdeenshire and Edinburgh) (pay-per-view) - Statistical Accounts of Scotland (1790s and 1830s/40s parish descriptions) (free) - hosts 1846 Topographical Dictionary of Scotland by Samuel Lewis (gazetteer) (free) - hosts 1892-96 Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (free) - hosts 20,000 digitised maps and 900 pre-1911 post office directories; also Licensed Digital Collections (newspapers etc) (free) - British Library 19th Century Newspaper Collection (subscription) - Edinburgh Gazette (free) - Glasgow Herald 1806-1990 (free) - the Scotsman Digitised Archive 1817-1950 (access is free via NLS website) - The Times 1785-1985 - National Records of Scotland catalogue - Scottish Archive Network catalogue - National Register of Archives for Scotland catalogue - GENUKI gateway site - Scotland's Family gateway site - UKGDL: United Kingdom Genealogy Directories and Lists gateway site - FindmyPast - online records vendor - Ancestry - online records vendor - Scottish Association of Family History Societies (mainland, Orkney and Shetland) - Comainn Eachdraidh groups (Western Isles and western seaboard) - Scottish Genealogy Society, Edinburgh - Discover my Past Scotland magazine (only genealogy magazine dedicated exclusively to Scotland) - Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd - 2 x 5 week Scottish courses: Scottish Research Online, and Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the OPRs - Scottish GENES (GEnealogy News and EventS) - British GENES (GEnealogy News and EventS)