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


www.scotlandspeoplehub.gov.uk - ScotlandsPeople Centre, Edinburgh (£15 for day visit; 2 hour free taster session)

www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk - ScotlandsPeople records website (pay-per-view)

www.familysearch.org - FamilySearch (indexes to Scottish records in Historical Records database) (free)

www.freereg.org.uk - FreeREG (free)

www.deceasedonline.com - Deceased Online (burials/cremations for Angus, Aberdeenshire and Edinburgh) (pay-per-view)

www.edina.ac.uk/stat-acc-scot - Statistical Accounts of Scotland (1790s and 1830s/40s parish descriptions) (free)

www.british-history-ac.uk - hosts 1846 Topographical Dictionary of Scotland by Samuel Lewis (gazetteer) (free)

www.electricscotland.com - hosts 1892-96 Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (free)

www.nls.uk - hosts 20,000 digitised maps and 900 pre-1911 post office directories; also Licensed Digital Collections (newspapers etc) (free)

http://newspapers.bl.uk/blcs - British Library 19th Century Newspaper Collection (subscription)

www.edinburgh-gazette.co.uk - Edinburgh Gazette (free)

http://tinyurl.com/3bndrht - Glasgow Herald 1806-1990 (free)

http://archive.scotsman.com - the Scotsman Digitised Archive 1817-1950 (access is free via NLS website)

http://archive.timesonline.co.uk/tol/archive - The Times 1785-1985

www.nas.gov.uk/onlinecatalogue - National Records of Scotland catalogue

www.scan.org.uk/catalogue - Scottish Archive Network catalogue

www.nas.gov.uk/onlineregister - National Register of Archives for Scotland catalogue

www.genuki.org.uk - GENUKI gateway site

www.scotlandsfamily.com - Scotland's Family gateway site

http://ukgdl.org.uk - UKGDL: United Kingdom Genealogy Directories and Lists gateway site

www.findmypast.co.uk - FindmyPast - online records vendor

www.ancestry.co.uk - Ancestry - online records vendor

www.safhs.org.uk - Scottish Association of Family History Societies (mainland, Orkney and Shetland)

www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/gaidhlig/buidhnean/eachdraidh - Comainn Eachdraidh groups (Western Isles and western seaboard)

www.scotsgenealogy.com - Scottish Genealogy Society, Edinburgh

www.discovermypast.co.uk - Discover my Past Scotland magazine (only genealogy magazine dedicated exclusively to Scotland)

www.pharostutors.com - Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd - 2 x 5 week Scottish courses: Scottish Research Online, and Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the OPRs

www.scottishancestry.blogspot.com - Scottish GENES (GEnealogy News and EventS)

www.britishgenes.blogspot.com - British GENES (GEnealogy News and EventS)