United Kingdom & Ireland - Scotland

Celtic Guide

This free online magazine has issues, from January 2012, that can be downloaded as a PDF files. The term Celtic is used loosely to include a melting pot of races, including the Viking race, which played such a significant role…

Forces War Records

This military records site is a one stop shop for locating military genealogy records from WW2, WW1, Boer War, Crimean War and beyond. There are records for 4+ million British Armed Forces personnel cross matched with 4000+ regiments, bases and…

The Blacksmiths Index

This index by Ann Spiro is a genealogical index of blacksmiths and related occupations which include cartwrights, wheelwrights, shipwrights, farriers and iron workers.  There is also a section on related trades (and others).  The index covers Australia, Canada, Channel Islands,…

The History of the Workhouse by Peter Higginbotham

This site dedicated to the workhouse – its buildings, inmates, staff and administrators, even its poets. This extensive site contains 2800+ web pages, 6000 photos and illustrations and 1800 maps and plans. There are sections on:• Poor Laws• Workhouse Locations…

University of Glasgow – Scottish Theatre Archive

This extensive archive houses an incredible array of material including programmes, scripts, production notes, photographs, posters, press cuttings, business papers and correspondence. Amongst the largest collections are the records of the Citizens’ Theatre, Scottish Ballet and the BBC Script collection. …

The Word on the Street

This site offers access to the National Library of Scotland’s online collection of 1,800 broadsides 1650 to 1910. These single sheets were the tabloids of their day and carried public information, ballads and news. They were sometimes pinned up on…

The British Newspaper Archive

The British Newspaper Archive offers access to 45.1+ million newspaper pages dating from the 1700s to current. A free search is available or you can browse by – Date, Country, Region, County, Place or Recently Added titles. Filtering options include…

Church Court Records Online

The National Archives of Scotland holds the public and legal records of Scotland. These include the Church Court Records. These records consist of the minutes and accounts of kirk sessions, presbyteries, synods and the General Assembly of the Church of…