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• The largest collection of Scottish and UK family history records online
• Most complete UK Census collection available online (1841-1901)
• The Scottish 1841-61 Censuses
• FREE Birth, Marriage and Death indexes from 1837 to the present day
• Over 580+ million records currently online
• Parish and probate records dating back to the 1500’s

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Find living relations, or go back in time to discover your Scottish family history.
• An unrivalled, easy-to-use, interactive family tree builder
• 500 million searchable records online
• 120 million searchable names in family trees
• England and Wales Census online 1841-1901 (excluding 1881)
• Birth, Marriage & Death indexes online 1837-2004

Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors: The Official Guide National Archives of Scotland. This is a new edition of the bestselling guide to this increasingly popular pursuit. Scotland has the best-maintained records and facilities of any country in the world for undertaking family research, and now that the National Archives of Scotland are available online they can be consulted by anyone from whatever country."Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors" is the National Archives' official guide and is written in an accessible style from the unique perspective of a custodian of the records. It details all the latest internet developments, including a chapter on family history on the web. It also points to more traditional resources, explaining step by step how to research records of births, marriages and wills. Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors: The Official Guide (National Archives of Scotland): The Official Guide (National Archives of Scotland).

The Scottish Family Tree Detective: Tracing Your Ancestors in Scotland. A practical, user-friendly guide to researching your family history in Scotland. Its aim is to provide sign-posts to the past and to solve problems faced by those seeking to discover their ancestors and explore their lives. It shows how to make the most of research resources and catalogues of collections held in archives and libraries, both online and on paper. Emphasis is laid on locating, selecting, evaluating and using sources, as well as finding out what is locally available and what is kept in Scottish central archives. Guidance is given on how to keep records and make a research plan. Other sections look at topics such as birth, marriage and death - how to use the core sources of statutory registers, census returns and parish registers. The Scottish Family Tree Detective: Tracing Your Ancestors in Scotland (Family Tree Detective).

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