Resources and databases

The Scottish Reformation

This site has information on the struggles between the medieval Catholic Church of Rome and the evangelism of Protestant creeds that resulted in the establishment of Presbyterianism in Scotland and the episcopal Church of England. It looks at the discrimination…

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.

Cyndi’s List – Scotland

Cyndi’s List is a free categorized and cross-referenced list of links for genealogical research. Currently there are 6,700+ links for Scottish research available.

Electric Scotland

This site has thousands of pages of information covering Scottish history, online books and details on the Scottish, Scots-Irish clans and families. A site search engine is available.

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.


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.