SCOTTISH   GENEALOGY




Naming Tradition in Scottish Families


Note: The naming of English families sometimes follows the above system; however it is not strictly adhered to.

Suggested Internet Sites for Scottish Research

www.nls.uk - National Library of Scotland
www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk - Search for free - pay for details
www.scan.org.uk - Scottish Archive Network
www.nas.gov.uk - National Archives of Scotland
www.gro.scotland.gov.uk - Government Record Office

ABERDEENSHIRE

Census

Aberdeen City - Census - Indexes - 1881 Union Workhouse
Aberdeen City - Census - Indexes 1881 Old Machar Union Workhouse
Aberdour - Census - Indexes - 1851 (part)
Aberdour - Census - Indexes - 1851
Aberdour - Census - Indexes 1851
Belhelvie - Census - Indexes - 1851 (part)
Belhelvie Kinnettles - Censu - Indexes 1851
Census - Indexes - 1851 (partial)
Census - Indexes 1851
Census - Indexes
Charleston - Census - Indexes - 1841-1881
Cluny - Census - Indexes - 1851 (part)
Glenbucket - Census - Indexes 1841 EDs 1-3
King Edward - Census - Indexes - 1851
Peterhead - Census - Indexes - 1851
Rayne - Census - Indexes - 1851
Strathdon - Census - Indexes - 1841
Strathdon - Census - Indexes - 1851 ED1-7
Strathdon - Census - Indexes - 1851
Strathdon - Census - Indexes - 1861

Church records

Corgaff - Church records - Indexes
Peterhead - Church records - Indexes deaths 1855-1870
Strathdon - Church records - Indexes 1727-1819
Strathdon - Church records - Indexes 1820-1854 Bap-marr

Directories

Peterhead - Directories - 1825-26 (Pigot's Dir)

Merchant marine

Merchant Marine - Indexes - Pilots 1854-1910

Public records

Aberdeen - Public records - Indexes 1625-1642

Taxation

Glenbucket - Taxation - 1696

Voting registers

Voting registers - Indexes - 1867

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ANGUSSHIRE

Cemeteries

Balgay - Cemeteries - Indexes - Inscriptions
Dundee (Balgay) - Cemeteries - Indexes
Dundee (Howff) - Cemeteries - Indexes
Dundee Balgay - Cemeteries - Indexes inscriptions
Friends of Dundee City Archives - Databases
Monikie - Cemeteries - Indexes MIs

Census

Aberloemno - Census - Indexes - 1841
Airlie - Census - Indexes - 1841
Arbirlot - Census - Indexes - 1841
Arbirlot - Census - Indxes - 1841 (partial)
Barry - Census - Indexes - 1841
Brechin - Census - Indxes 1851
Census - Indexes - I851 (partial - 64k names)
Dundee - Census - Indexes - 1851
Dunnichen - Census - Indexes - 1841
Eassie & Nevay - Census - Indexes - 1841
Edzell - Census - Indexes - 1841
Farnell - Census - Indexes - 1841
Fearn - Census - Indexes - 1841
Forfar - Census - Indexes - 1841
Glenisla - Census - Indexes - 1841
Guthrie - Census - Indexes - 1841
Liff & Benvie - Census - Indexes - 1841
Longforgan - Census - Indexes - 1841
Mains - Census - Indexes - 1841
Monikie & Lundie - Census - Indexes - Hearth Tax List 1691
Monikie - Census - Indexes - 1841
St Vigeans - Census - Indexes - 1851
Strathmartine - Census - Indexes - 1841

Church records

Barry - Church records - Indexes burials 1746-1789
Dundee St Peter - Church records - Indexes burials - 1837 - 1856
Dunnichen - Church records - Indexes Burials - 1856 - 1876
Friends of Dundee City Archives - Databases
Kinnettles - Church records - Indexes (interments and MIs)
Lundie & Monikie - Church records - Indexes Hearth Tax List - 1691
Monikie - Church records - Indexes (various burials records)

Civil registration

Dundee - Civil registration - Indexes deaths - 1990-1993

Genealogy

Genealogy - Indexes

Military records

Military records - Indexes - Boer War 1899-1900

Public records

Friends of Dundee City Archives - Databases

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ARGYLLSHIRE

Cemeteries

Cemeteries, Census, etc. - Indexes
Keil (Kilcolmkeil) - Cemetery - Indexes (churchyard)
Kilearnadail (Isle of Jara) - Cemeteries - Indexes (Churchyard inscriptions)
Maybole, Kirkwynd Cemetery - Cemeteries - Indexes

Census

Cemeteries, Census, etc. - Indexes
Colonsay - Census - Indexes - 1841
Colonsay - Census, etc. - Indexes
Kilbrandon - Census - Indexes 1841-1871
Kilchattan - Census - Indexes 1841-1871

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AYRSHIRE

Cemeteries

Ayrshire - various indexed sources
Kirkwynd Maybole - Cemeteries - Indexes
Ochiltre- Cemeteries - Indexes - Headstones
Ochiltree - Cemeteries - Indexes
Stairchurch - Cemeteries - Indexes

Census

Ardrossan- Census - Indexes 1851 (part)
Census - Indexes (Strays) of Ayrshire - 1851
Colmonell - Census - Indexes - 1851 (part)
Dalmellington - Census - Indexes - 1851 (part)
Dalry - Census - Indexes - 1851 (part)
Dreghorn - Census - Indexes - 1851 (part)
Fenwick - Census - Indexes - 1841
Kirkmichael - Census - Indexse - 1851 (part)
Loudon - Census - Indexes - 1851 (part)
Mauchline - Census - Indexes - 1851 (part)
Maybole - Census - Indexes - 1841
Newton upon Ayr - Census - Indexes - 1851 (part)
Newton upon Ayr - Census - Indexes 1851 (part)
Newton-upon-Ayr - Census - Indexes - 1851
Stevenston - Census - Indexes 1819

Church records

Ochiltree, Stairchurch - Church records, cemeteries - Indexes
Stairchurch - Church records - Indexes

Genealogy

Ayrshire - Genealogy - Indexes
Ayrshire - various indexed sources
Genealogy - Indexes (Surname Database)

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BANFF

Cemeteries

Cemetery - Indexes

Census

Boyndie - Census - Index 1851
Charleston - Census - Indexes 1841-1881
St Combs - Census - Indexes 1841-1891

Genealogy

Genealogy - Indexes

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BERWICKSHIRE

Census

Census - Indexes - 1871
England Census Records

Church records

Bunkle - Church records - Indexes
Channelkirk - Church records - Indexes
Chirnside - Church records - Indexes
Cockburnspath - Church records - Indexes
Coldingham - Church records - Indexes
Legerwood - Church records - Indexes
Probate records - Indexes Commissariot Lauder of Lauder (partial B-C)

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BUTE

Census

Census, genealogy, etc - Indexes (check for new sites)

Genealogy

Census, genealogy, etc - Indexes (check for new sites)

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CAITHNESS

DUMFRIESSHIRE

Census

Census - Indexes - 1851

Church records

Dumfries - Church records - Indexes (kirk sessions, county)
Mouswald - Church records - Indexes 1640-1659 (kirk sessions)

Genealogy

Dumfriesshire - Genealogy - Indexes various

Merchant marine

Dumfries - Merchant Marine - Indexes (shipping registers 1824-1908)

Public records

Dumfries - Public records - Indexes (Chamberlains accounts 1793-1801)

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DUNBARTONSHIRE

Cemeteries

Cemeteries - Index (MIs for Co.))
Rosneath - Cemeteries - Indexes

Genealogy

Genealogy - Indexes - various

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EAST LOTHIAN

Cemeteries

Bolton - Cemeteries - Indexes (graveyard)
Haddington St Mary's Cemeteries - Indexes(graveyard
Prestonkirk - Cemeteries Indexes
Saltoun - Cemeteries - Indexes (MIs)

Census

Aberlady - Census - Indexes - 1861
Athelstaneford - Census - Indexes - 1861
Census - Indexes (Various 1861)
Dirleton - Census - Indexes - 1861

Haddington - Census - Indexes -1851 (partial)

Genealogy

Genealogy - Indexes

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FIFE

Cemeteries

Abbotshall - Cemeteries - Indexes (MIs)
Bennochy - Cemeteries - Indexes (MIs)
Bowhill - Cemeteries - Indexes (MIs)
Dysart - Cemeteries - Indexes (MIs)
Hayfield - Cemeteries - Indexes (MIs)
Lochgelly - Cemeteries - Indexes (MIs)
Old Kirk - Cemeteries - Indexes (MIs)
Tulliallan - Cemeteries - Indexes (Churchyard inscriptions)
W Wemyss - Cemeteries - Indexes (MIs)

Census

Abbotshall - Census - 1851
Auchtermuchty - Census 1851
Census - Indexes - 1851 (Census Strays from Fife, in England)
Census - Indexes 1841-1871 (part of county)
Crail - Census 1851
Dalgety - Census 1851
Dunfermline - Census 1851
Fifeshire - Census Strays in England - 1851
Kilmany - Census 1851
Markinch - Census 1851
Saline - Census - Indexes 1851
Scoonie - Census - Indexes - 1841
Strathmiglo - Census - Indexes 1851
Wemyss - Census - Indexes 1851

Church record

Anstruther - Church records - Indexes Free Church 1843-1847 Bapt
Anstruther Easter - Church records - Indexes burials 1836-1854
Auchtermuchty - Church records - Indexes Free Church 1843-1847
Balmerino - Church records - Indexes burials 1823-1854
Cameron - Church records - Indexes burials 1842-1854
rail - Church records - Indexes Associate Congregation 1821-1852 bapt
Creich & Flisk - Church records - Indexes 1843-1854
Dunfermline - Church records - Indexes 1851-1854
Dysart - Church records - Indexes Relief Church 1828-1831
Invertial - Church records - Indexes 1844-1854
Kennoway - Church records - Indexes United Presbyterian Church 1848-1854
Kilconquhar- Church records - Indexes (Burials)
Kirkcaldy - Church records - indexes 1630-1653
Kirkcaldy - Church records - Indexes Bethfield U P. Church 1852-1854
Leslie - Church records - Indexes Presbyterian Church 1849-1854
Leven - Church records - Indexes Relief Ch. 1834-1854
Logie - Church records - Indexes burials 1816-1854
Markinch - Church records - Indexes burials 1799-1854
Monikie - Church records, genealogy, etc - Indexes
Monimail - Church records - Indexes burials 1848-1854
Newburgh - Church records - Indexes Associate Congregation 1785-1812_ 1821-1849
Pittenweem - Church records - Indexes Episcopal 1799--1854
Rathllet - Church records - Indexes Associate Congregation 1762-1840
Tulliallan - Church records - Indexes marr 1673-1819

Genealogy

Genealogy - Indexes

Public records

Dysart - Public records - Indexes
Lindores Abbey, Burgh of Newburgh - Public records - Indexes

General

Archives & libraries

A2A - Access to Archives Home
Public Record Office, The National Archives PROCAT online catalog
The Statistical Accounts of Scotland Welcome

Cemeteries

Church records, census, MIs., Military, etc. - Indexes (& reference aids)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Search
GENUKI - Home page (with numerous surname indexes)

Census

1901 Census index - Royal Navy Ships
Census - Indexes 1851 - Scottish Strays Enumerated in Eng
Census - Indexes - I851 (partial - 64k names)
Census - Indexes 1851 Online - Dumfries, Kirkcudbright, Wigtown
Census, cemeteries records, etc. - Indexes
Church records, census, MIs., Military, etc. - Indexes (& reference aids)
Civil registration - Indexes - Scotlands People online
GENUKI - Home page (with numerous surname indexes)
Merchant marine - Census - Indexes 1861 and 1871
Rootsweb.com - UK & Ireland indexes
Scotlandspeople

Church records

Church records - Indexes CMBs
Church records - Indexes Scottish Stray marriages in England
Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae - List of Ministers
GENUKI - Home page (with numerous surname indexes)
Hugh Wallis' Website - IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles and North America
IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles and North America
Rootsweb.com - UK & Ireland indexes

Civil registration

Civil registration - Indexes (BMDs at Sea 1854-1890)
Civil registration - Indexes - Scotlands People online
Scotland - Civil Registration - Indexes (BDMs)
Scotlandspeople

Emigration & Immigration

Civil registration - Indexes (BMDs at Sea 1854-1890)
EllisIsland.org
Emigration Database
Great Britain - Immigration & emigration - Indexes Brits in S. America
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild

Favorites

A2A - Access to Archives Home
Alanmann.com Internet Resources - English Genealogy
Burke's Peerage
Church records Indexes Scottish Stray marriages in England
Civil registration - Indexes (BMDs at Sea 1854-1890)
Civil registration - Indexes - Scotlands People online
Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Search
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
EllisIsland.org
FamilySearch - Search
Gazetteers - Search 3
GENUKI - Home page (with numerous surname indexes)
Hugh Wallis' Website - IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles and North America
IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles and North America
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
Origins.net - website (pay-per-view)
Public Record Office, The National Archives PROCAT online catalog
Rootsweb.com - UK & Ireland indexes
Scotland - Civil Registration - Indexes (BDMs)
Scotlandspeople

Gazetteers

Gazetteer - Streets of big cities (modern)
Gazetteers - Search 3
Gazetteers

Genealogy

Genealogy - Indexes - Scottish clans, genealogy & family history
Genealogy - Indexes - Scottish Genealogy Databases
Genealogy - Indexes
Origins.net - website (pay-per-view)
The Statistical Accounts of Scotland online
The Statistical Accounts of Scotland
Handbooks Chronology - Useful dates in British history
Probate records - Indexes - Scottish Documents online
Scottish Archive Network - Scottish Handwriting Posers

Heraldry

Burke's Peerage
Genealogy - Indexes - Scottish clans, genealogy & family history
Nobility - Indexes - House of Tartan
Nobility - Indexes - The Country House Database

Maps

Maps - Ordnance Survey, 1847-1895 - Digital Library
Military records - Indexes - The Queen's York Rangers (1st American Reg.)
Ordnance Survey large scale Scottish town plans, 1847-1895 - Digital Library - National Library o
Ordnance Survey large scale Scottish town plans, 1847-1895 - Digital Library - NLS

Merchant marine

Maritime History War of 1812 and other subjects
Merchant marine - Census - Indexes 1861 and 1871

Military records

Age of Nelson
Church records, census, MIs., Military, etc. - Indexes (& reference aids)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Search
Index to Naval Officers 1849
Military records - Indexes - Roll of Honour
Military records - Indexes Land Forces of GB, the Empire & Commonwealth
Newspapers - Indexes (Edinburgh Gazette)

Newspapers

Nobility

Nobility - Indexes - House of Tartan
Nobility - Indexes - The Country House Database

Occupations

Coal Mining History Resource Centre
Scottish Documents - Scottish Occupations

Probate records

Scottish Documents

Schools

Schools - Indexes - The UK Schools History Site

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INVERNNESS-SHIRE

Cemeteries

Boleskine Cemetery - Cemetery - Indexes (Photos)
Chapel Yard, Inverness - Cemetery - Indexes (Photos)
Glenurquhart and Glenmoriston - Cemeteries - Indexes
Tomnahurich Cemetery, Inverness - Cemetery - Indexes (Photos)

Church records

Glenurquhart & Glenmoriston Church records, civil registration - Indexes Births, Bap, Marr1866-18

Civil registration

Glenurquhart & Glenmoriston Church records, civil registration - Indexes Births, Bap, Marr1866-18

Genealogy

Genealogy - Indexes

Probate records

Inverness - Probate records - Indexes - 1630-1800

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KINCARDINE

KINROSSHIRE

Census

Arngask - Census - Indexes 1841
Census - Indexes 1 Link
Cleish - Census - Indexes 1841
Forgandenny - Census - Indexes 1841
Fossoway & Tulliebole - Census - Indexes 1841
Portmoak - Census - Indexes 1841
Tulliebole & Fossoway - Census - Indexes 1841

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KIRKCUDBRIGHTSHIRE

Census

Buitile - Census - Indexes 1841
Census - Indexes - 1851
Census - Indexes - 1851 Countywide

Church records

Buitile - Church records - Indexes CMBs, RCs 1736-1856
Buittle - Church records - Indexes (CMBs)

Merchant marine

Kirkcudbright - Merchant Marine - Indexes (shipping registers 1824-1908)

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LANARKSHIRE

Cemeteries

Cambuslang - Cemeteries - Indexes MIs
Old Gorbals Burial Ground, Gorbals (Glasgow) - Cemeteries - Indexes (Interment List)

Census

Cambuslang - Census - Indexes 1851
Cambusnethan - Census - Indexes 1861
Crawford - Census - Indexes 1841
Dalserf - Census - Index - 1841
Lanark - Censuses - Indexes 1841-1861 (partial)

Church records

Barony - Church records - Indexes 1838-1842 baptisms

Civil registration

Glasgow - Civil registration - Indexes 1855 Deaths

Directories

Glasgow - Directories 1787

Genealogy

Genealogy - Indexes (various places & records)

Land & property

Cambuslang - Land & property - Indexes 1807

Probate records

Hamilton & Campsie - Probate records - Indexes 1564-1800 Commssariot Hamilton (partial B-H)
Probate records - Indexes - Commissariot Court of Lanark 1595-1800
Probate records - Indexes - Commissariot Crt Glasgow 1547-1800 (partial B-N)

Public records

Glasgow - Public records - Indexes (Recs of Burgh of Glasgow)

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MIDLOTHIAN

Cemeteries

Corstorphine - Cemeteries - Indexes MIs 1646-1924

Church records

Edinburgh - Church records - Indexes 1595-1800
Edinburgh, Canongate - Church records - marr. 1564-1800
South Leith - Church records - Indexes 1588-1700

Genealogy

Genealogy - Indexes (var. links)
Genealogy - Indexes various records

Newspapers

Edinburgh - Newspapers - Indexes (Edinburgh Gazette)

Occupations

Edinburgh - Occupations - Indexes 1406-1841
Edinburgh - Occupations - Indexes Apprentices
Edinburgh - Occupations - Indexes apprenticeships 1666-1800

Probate records

Edinburgh - Probate records - Indexes - Commissariot Crt Edinburgh 1604-1800 (partial B-C)

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MORAY

Genealogy

Genealogy - Indexes - various

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NAIRNSHIRE

Cemeteries

Nairn - Cemeteries - Indexes Graveyard Inscriptions

Genealogy

Genealogy - Indexes (updated periodically)

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ORKNEY

Cemeteries

Orkney - Census, Cemeteries, etc. - Indexes

Census

Gairloch - Indexes some burial, birth & marr info
Orkney - Census, Cemeteries, etc. - Indexes
Papa Westray - Census - Indexes - 1851
Papa Westray - Census - Indexes 1841
South Ronaldsay and Burray 1821 Census Project
Wyre - Census - Indexes 1891

Church records

Gairloch - Indexes some burial, birth & marr info
Orphir & Stenness Free Kirk Records

Civil Registration - deaths

South Ronaldsay and Burray Civil Death Registers Extracted Index

Genealogy

Orkney Islands, Scotland Genealogy Website

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PERTHSHIRE

Cemeteries

Dunning - Cemeteries - Indexes Head Stones
Little Leny, Callander - Cemeteries - Indexes MIs

Census

Dull - Census - Indexes 1851
Dunning - Census - Indexes 1871 & 1891

Genealogy

Genealogy - Indexes (updated periodcially)

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RENFREWSHIRE

Cemeteries

Greenock - Cemeteries - Indexes MIs (partial)
Greenock Old Kirk - Cemeteries - Indexes - Gravestones
Inchinnan - Cemeteries - Indexes MIs (partial)
Inverkip - Cemeteries - Indexes MIs (partial)
Johnstone - Cemeteries - Indexes MIs (partial)

Genealogy

Genealogy - Indexes various (updated Periodically)

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ROSS & CROMARTY

Census

Gairloch - Census - Indexes 1881

Church records

Gairloch - Church records - Indexes (CMDs)

Genealogy

Genealogy - Indexes (periodically updated)

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ROXBURGHSHIRE

Church records

Hawick - Church records, civil reg., etc. - Indexes 1825-1862

Civil registration

Hawick - Church records, civil reg., etc. - Indexes 1825-1862

Genealogy

Genealogy - Indexes (periodically updated)

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SELKIRKSHIRE

Geneaogy

Genealogy - Indexes (periodically updated)

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SHETLAND

Cemeteries

Cemeteries, genealogy - Indexes (Shetland)

Census

Foula,1841 & 1851

Genealogy

Cemeteries, genealogy - Indexes (Shetland)
Genealogy - Indexes

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STIRLINGSHIRE

Cemeteries

Kilsyth - Cemeteries - Indexes (pre-1855 MIs)
Kilsyth Old Churchyard - Cemeteries - Indexes Memorial Inscriptions

Genealogy

Genealogy - Indexes various sites

Probate records

Hamilton and Campsie - Probate records - Indexes 1564-1800

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SUTHERLAND

Cemeteries

Cemeteries - Indexes (MIs county)
Cemeteries - Indexes MIs var. parishes

Genealogy

Genealogy - Indexes (updated periodically)

WEST LOTHIAN

Genealogy

Genealogy - Indexes (updated periodically)

WIGTOWNSHIRE

Census

Census - Indexes - 1851 (partial)
Penninghame - Census - Indexes 1851

Church records

Dumfries - Church records - Indexes (Kirk Session 1687-1795)

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