Resources and databases

ScotlandsPlaces

ScotlandsPlaces offers placename searches across databases from Historic Environment Scotland, National Records of Scotland and National Library of Scotland. Enter a place name into the search box or select a county from the map or list. Some of the extensive…

GENUKI – UK & Ireland Genealogy

This gateway site and virtual reference library offers free access to a vast genealogical collection. This is a great site for research help and detailed information with data arranged geographically. There is regional page links for England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales,…

British History Online

This Digital library of printed primary and secondary history sources for the history of Britain and Ireland with a primary focus on the period between 1300 and 1800. This site covers England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Most of the content…

National Library of Scotland – Online Directories

These include post office, street and trade directories. Currently there are 694 directories covering 1773-1911 for the following: Aberdeen (88), Airdrie (1), Angus and Mearns (2), Ayrshire (32), Bute (19), Clackmannan (1), Dalkeith (8), Dumfries (1), Dundee (52), Edinburgh (128),…