Scottish Genealogy Helpful Resources

— Parish Registers: detailed info at the National Library of Scotland website it’s really the only place where you can see images of the documents you’re dealing with .. other pay websites will have transcripts .. and learning how to use the site (not always intuitive!) is a worthwhile investment of time …

FamilySearch Wiki on Scotland .. it’s free! Scroll down to the map that reveals records available for each county .. there are also webinars you can watch on a number of helpful topics ..

— Trouble deciphering the handwriting in Scottish documents you’ve discovered? There’s a page for that!


— A good basic reference .. I use the Kindle version of Chris Paton’s Tracing Your Scottish Family History on the Internet, Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2020

— Webinars .. some of the best are by the Family History Library, Salt Lake City .. though the library is closed this year (2020, due to COVID-19) there’s a full schedule of webinars available (all *free*) .. this link will show you all the upcoming webinars over the next few months, updated regularly. Webinars are on ZOOM, so if you don’t have that app, download it today, free!

— Consultation (*free*) .. is available with the experts of the Family History Library .. read the details and process here to book a consultation. The consultation uses a different app, Microsoft Teams, which you can download for free.

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