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 Clearances.org – 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…

ScotlandGen Web

This resource site for Scottish research aims to have a link to a web site for each county. Currently only a few counties are represented.

TalkingScot

This site has been set up as a meeting place for people with an interest in Scottish genealogy, history and culture. This site has useful links to societies, sources and libraries. It also includes information on census records and registration…

ScotGen blog

The Scottish Genealogy Blog about Scottish genealogy and anything else genealogical.