Resources and databases

The National Archives – Hospital Records Database (UK)

This database provides information on the existence and location of the records of UK hospitals. There are currently over 2,800 entries, which have been compiled by the Wellcome Library. These can be found by searching the database. Information includes:• The…

Highlands and Islands Emigration Society Passenger Lists 1852-1857

These lists are on the Scottish Archive Network’s digital archive. The Society, set up by private subscription, promoted and assisted the emigration of destitute Highlanders to Australia. The lists are organised by ship and by family and record name, age,…

Highland and Island Emigration Society

This site, by William Clarke, includes a list of ships that carried the emigrants from Scotland to Australian ports plus names and other details for these emigrants.

The Peerage

This site, by Darryl Lundy, is a genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain and the royal families of Europe. This ongoing site currently lists the details of 699,208+ persons.

FamilySearch – Genealogies

FamilySearch Genealogies are trees submitted to FamilySearch. Please note that the accuracy of the data in these genealogies varies from tree to tree so you should document and validate the data. A search offersd access to:• Ancestral File – genealogies…

The – Highland Clearance in Scotland

Were the Clearances ethnic cleansing or economic necessity or something in-between. This site aims to tell some of the stories from the Highland Clearances. There are many different stories, most sad but some happy. There are stories of greed, of…

Historic Hospital Admission Registers Project

This site is the home of 19th century children’s hospital records. It provides access to nearly 120,000 individual admission records 1852 to 1914. Registered users (free) get access to more detailed information and the ability to print and download results…

Scotlands Family

This easy to use gateway site highlights an impressive array of free online resources. Categories include births and baptisms; marriages; deaths and burials; censuses; directories; poorhouses; ships and passenger lists; occupations; maps; books; photographs and more.