ScotlandsPeople: The Place to Launch Your Scottish Research

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 44 pages
Author: R. Kopittke
Year: 2017
ISBN: 9781925323610
Other: 3rd ed., b&w & colour photos, bibliog, index
Publisher: Unlock the Past

ScotlandsPeople provides an exceptional source of genealogical records for those with Scottish ancestry - Statutory registers of birth, death, marriage, divorce, civil partnerships and dissolutions; church registers for the Church of Scotland, the Roman Catholic Church and other Presbyterian churches; census records; valuation rolls; and legal records covering wills and testaments, soldiers' and airmen's wills, military service tribunal appeals, and Coats of Arms. Access to such a wide range of basic records for a relatively cheap fee means we can all research from our home without the expense of hiring a search agent, ordering in many microfilms, or a trip to Scotland - as pleasant as that last option may be.

With some knowledge and practice you will become adept at locating records of relevance to your family and you will be well on your way with your research. Of course, not all records are available online. You will still need to track down your non-conformists, investigate land records, maps, cemeteries, electoral rolls, directories, poor law, military and other records, but ScotlandsPeople is a great place to launch the study of your families.

Statutory registers
- Births
- Marriages
- Deaths
- Divorces
- Civil partnerships
- Dissolutions
- Register of Corrected Entries
- Wildcards and other options
Church registers: Church of Scotland
- Births and baptisms
- Banns and marriages
- Deaths and burials
Church registers: Roman Catholic parish registers
- Births and baptisms
- Banns and marriages
- Deaths and burials
- Other events
Church registers: Other church records
- Births and baptisms
- Banns and marriages
- Deaths and burials
- Other events
Census records
- Searching by place
Valuation rolls
Legal records
- Wills and testaments
- Soldiers' and airmen's wills
- Military service appeals tribunal
Other ways to search
- Place
- Photographs and illustrations
Other features
- My account
- Saved images
- Saved searches
- Timelines
- Orders
- Address Book



3 Reviews
  • Good little book

    Posted by Julie on 29th Apr 2023

    I should be able to get a good head start on finding records and where to look for researching my family tree.

  • Mysteries of Scottish Ancestry

    Posted by Don Jamieson on 20th Jul 2020

    This book has certainly proven valuable for taking the bugs out of Scottish research. It is a useful addition to my Family History collection and it will get plenty of use over the next few years.

  • Understandable

    Posted by Evelyn Mitchell on 11th May 2020

    Each type of record is explained with the years they cover. Found it easy to understand. Purchased for reference. I have used ScotlandsPeople for many years but still found something in the book that I did not know.

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