United Kingdom & Ireland - Scotland

ArchiveGrid

ArchiveGrid includes over three million records describing archival materials,bringing together information about historical documents, personal papers, family histories, and more.  Over 1,000 different archival institutions are represented, providing access to primary source materials held in archives, libraries, museums and historical…

Children’s Homes

This site by Peter Higginbotham aims to provide information on all the many and varied institutions that became home for thousands of children and young people in Britain. These establishments range from orphanages, homes for those in poverty, or with…

Database: Scotland’s War Dead 1939-1947

To mark the 69th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, BBC Scotland has gathered data on the thousands of Scottish men and women who lost their lives during the Second World War. This data, collected using the Commonwealth War Graves…

Catholic Heritage – Network of Archives and Libraries of the Catholic Church

Catholic Heritage enables users to search thousands of individual catalogue entries which cover:• Diocese of Westminster Archives• Jesuits in Britain Archives• Scottish Catholic Archives• Scottish Catholic Archives, Historical Archives, University of Aberdeen• Ushaw College Archive Collections, Durham University• Royal Scots…

Europeana 1914-1918 – untold stories & official histories of WW1

Explore stories, films and historical material about the First World War and contribute your own family history. Europeana 1914-1918 mixes resources from libraries and archives across the globe with memories and memorabilia from families throughout Europe. Browse by:  • Types-…

The Gazette

This site brings together the London, Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes into one website. The Gazettes are the official newspapers of the United Kingdom government. This site offers state of the art combined searching of the Gazettes. You can search in…

PressReader

PressReader is a subscription site that provides access to 7,200+ current newspapers and magazines in 60 languages from 120 countries. Access is in full colour and page format on your desktop computer, tablet or phone. Apps are available for iOS,…

Perth & Kinross Council – Libraries and archives

The archives collections range from municipal and official records to community collections created by individuals, businesses and organisations. There is an online catalogue and Perth burgh burial registers 1794-1855 are online. New

Routes to Your North East Roots

This site acts as a directory to the organisations and institutions in the City of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire which hold original records or secondary sources of information useful for family history research in north east Scotland. The extensive Useful Links…

Fife Council – Local History and Heritage

This site covers Fife Council’s archives, museums and libraries’ local studies collections. Local history materials include books, maps, artefacts, photographs, newspapers, oral history recordings, video recordings, manuscripts and ephemera. The archives also include the minute books of Fife Council and…