The material for family history research in Scotland has different sources
to family history research in England and Wales.
have for example their own governing body for the Family History Societies,
their own General Records Office (GRO), National Library, and there are
many websites dedicated solely to Scottish research.
As this site is dedicated to a minimum of text, and links to the premier sites
only, I will keep the list to a minimum. In my opinion, the sites listed
below all meet the criteria of being premier sites.
Scotland's People is one of the largest online sources of original material
relating to Scotland and the Scots. Click
The family history societies of Scotland come under the umbrella of the Scottish
Association of Family History Societies. Click
The National Library of Scotland has wonderful resources, and the website is
well laid out and is easy to navigate: Click
The General Record Office of Scotland, where copy birth, marriage, and death
certificates may be obtained have an informative website. The Scottish
G.R.O. also stores the information re divorces and adoptions relative to
Scotland, and is the main source of family history records. Click
Scotland's National Tourist Board have an absolutely excellent website named
Ancestral Scotland, which has a mine of information within its' pages.
I found it easier to navigate via the site map initially. Click