ScotlandsPeople

This site is the official online source of parish register, civil registration, census and wills & testaments records for Scotland. The indexes are now free to search but a pay-per-view fee applies to access the digital images of the original records. Current charges are listed on the site.  Search results include links to view the image or order the certificate. The digital images of the original register pages are restricted to 100 years for births, 75 years for marriages and 50 years for deaths. This extensive site offers access to searchable indexes and images for:
• Births (indexes 1538-current; images 1538-1916)
• Marriages (indexes 1538-current; images 1538-1941)
• Deaths (indexes 1538-current; images 1538-1966)
• Census records (indexes and images 1841-1911)
• Catholic parish baptism and birth records, 1703-1855 plus 1855-1908 (incomplete)
• Land Valuation Rolls 1855, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1920, 1925 and 1930
• Deaths of Scottish seafarers from late Victorian times until 1974
• Deaths of Seamen Records 1902-1905
• Coats of arms 1672-1916
• Wills & testaments index 1513-1925
• Soldiers Wills - 26,000 from World War One, 5,000 from World War Two plus 300 wills from pre-1914 conflicts.