simplified clan map
of Scotland
Scottish Research Information
Sources and Resources
Branch members interested in Scottish research shared their favorite
"Sources and Resources" for family history research in Scotland. Several websites and blogs are listed below.
The Rootsweb message board was recommended.

Two books were highly recommended:
An Unstoppable Force: The Scottish Exodus to Canada by Lucille Campey, and
A Dictionary of Scottish Emigrants to Canada Before Confederation by Donald White.

Clan maps can be found in Wikipedia and CreativeRoots.

Good timelines of Scottish history are in Wikipedia and Undiscovered Scotland.

The most comprehensive set of detailed historical maps is to be found at the
National Library of Scotland website. One attractive feature enables you to lay an historical map over a modern Google map.
Suggested Websites
Local Scottish Websites
If your ancestors lived in one of these places, you may strike gold.
Glasgow & West of Scotland - - a very large FHS, covering
Argyll & Bute, Ayrshire, Dunbartonshire, Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, & Stirlingshire
Mull -
Wigtownshire -
Scotlands People
Scotlands People is the premiere website for Scottish genealogy,
providing primary sources including both government and parish records.
Positive features include excellent record descriptions, good FAQ & Help sections.
National Library of Scotland
The National Library of Scotland contains the most comprehensive collection of
Scottish resources found anywhere. In particular, their website contains
a separate section on genealogical research, and thousands of historical maps.
The Scottish Association of Family History Societies
This site contains links to websites of SAFHS member family history societies,
and their Links page contains an extensive list of other genealogical websites.
Gazetteer for Scotland
A vast geographical encyclopaedia with more than 20000 detailed entries.
Categories include Maps and Places, Historical Timelines, and Search Pages.
TalkingScot is an online meeting place for people interested in Scottish genealogy,
history and culture. Services and topics include: discussion forums, photo galleries, societies, data sources, libraries, registration districts, and census descriptions.
Scots to Canada
Dr. Lucille Campey's simple homemade website focuses on emigration from
Scotland to Canada. It includes lists of books, ships and other websites on the topic.
Dr Campey also wrote a "must read" book entitled
The Unstoppable Force: The Scottish Exodus to Canada (1763 - 1900 )
Blogs - Dr Amanda Epperson, specialist in Scottish migration
GENUKI provides a free virtual reference library of genealogical information of
the UK and Ireland, maintained by a charitable trust and volunteers.
UK Census Online
A project to provide all United Kingdom census data from 1841 to 1891 online for free.
Memento-Mori - Central Scotland Monumental Inscriptions
Searchable indices of names, ages and death dates from headstones in
central Scotland cemeteries. Women are listed by both maiden and married surnames.
Photos of headstones are available for sale.
Electric Scotland
Electric Scotland is a huge educational and research site about all things Scottish.
While not specializing in genealogy, it contains detailed historical information, as well
as specific advice on genealogical research and links to many genealogical websites.
Recommended - a research guide booklet by Stuart A Raymond entitled Scottish Family History on the Web, published by The Family History Partnership.