United Kingdom & Ireland - Scotland

FreeReg

FreeReg aims to provide free online searches of baptism, marriage and burial records transcribed from parish registers and non-conformist church records in the England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland dating from 1538. Currently 39+ million records are online with new…

Monklands Memories- Memories of Coatbridge and Airdrie

This extensive site has a wealth of information, links, stories, photographs and other resources. There is a history of Lanarkshire 1846 including New and Old Monklands parishes, parish lists, town index and much more. New

Scottish Mining Website

This site provides information on the history of Scottish mining, compiled from old reports, gazetteers and newspaper articles. There is information on all aspects of life in mining towns and villages from working conditions, accidents and strikes to housing, health…

Raymonds County Down Website

This site focuses on the areas of Aghaderg, Loughbrickland, Banbridge, Dromore, Dromara, Kilkeel, Mourne, Newry, Rathfriland and Rostrevor. This extensive site has a lot of indexes and information including this selection:• Index of 23,000 Irish born merchant seamen• List of…

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names Online (TGN)

The TGN includes names and associated information about places. Places in TGN include administrative political entities (e.g., cities, nations) and physical features (e.g., mountains, rivers). Current and historical places are included. Other information related to history, population, culture, art and…

Wikipedia – List of civil parishes in Scotland

This list of the 871 civil parishes in Scotland is arranged alphabetically by civil parish name and includes the council area, county in 1891 and notes. The parish name is hyperlinked and will take you to further inforamation if available.…

The Statistical Accounts of Scotland 1791-1845

These Statistical Accounts are an invaluable source for research on Scottish life in the 18th to 21st centuries. For each parish or town they cover subjects as diverse as population, industry, geography, transport and culture. This site offers now free…

Old Maps Online

The OldMapsOnline Portal is a gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world. It allows the user to search for online digital historical maps across numerous different collections via a geographical search. Search by typing a place-name or by…

The Archives Portal Europe

This portal provides access to information on archival material from different European countries as well as information on archival institutions throughout the continent. Covers the following Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Europe, Finland, France, Georgia,  Germany,  Greece, Hungary,…