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You may find the following of interest or in some cases even useful!
http://www.scottishhistory.com/ is our 'sister' site (actually, it is our oldest son!), providing lots of articles on all aspects of Scottish history
http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk The on-line site for access to the Scottish records for births, deaths and marriages.
http://www.familysearch.org/ The Mormon site, and a very important source of genealogical information up to about 1870. Although useful, it is not infallible, and information gleaned should always be double checked.
http://www.rootsweb.com/ is a repository of general genealogical information and on-line searches for your ancestors. If your ancestors emigrated to the U.S.A., try looking up the Social Security Death Index
http://www.cyndislist.com/ A mammoth collection of links to all things genealogical everywhere.
http://www.ellisisland.org/ For information about immigration to USA, especially via New York.
Think you may be related to the aristocracy? Try Burke's Peerage!
http://www.genuki.org.uk/ also provides general information, including parish names and maps and parish statistical accounts.
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/sct general index for Scotland
http://www.ros.gov.uk details of land registration
http://scotlandinter.net/communitywebs.htm for local information
http://www.genealogyspot.com a new web portal site for genealogists
http://www.ancientfaces.com/ This site encourages you to trace your ancestors by uploading family photos, documents, family stories etc.
http://www.clique.co.uk/ antiquarian books
http://www.genealogy-surname-searching.com to download free forms to help you record all of this!
http://www.sctbdm.com A site to exchange information about Scottish births, deaths and marriages
http://www.users.on.net/proformat/kinship.html To work out those complicated family relationships - and lots of other useful information too
A site that enables you to display your family tree on a single large page - at very reasonable cost:
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Scottish History On-line. A site well-worth visiting for information about
http://yard.ccta.gov.uk/cwgc/register.nsf This is the site of the Commonwealth Graves Commission, and is the place to go for information if your ancestor was killed in WW1 or WW2.
http://www.warlinks.com for links to WW2 sites
Some Commonwealth archives:
http://www.naa.gov.au National Archives of Australia
http://www.mm.wa.gov.au/ The site of the Maritime Museum in Western Australia, with information about emigrant ships to Australia.
http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/ Births, deaths and marriages in New South Wales.
http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/ For Queensland records.
http://www.users.on.net/proformat/bdm.html Australian certificates
http://www.dia.govt.nz For births, deaths and marriages in New Zealand:
http://canada.gc.ca/programs/azindex_e.html#G (select 'genealogy research')
http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/services/egnlogy.htm National Library of Canada services to family historians
http://www.archives.ca/ For all Canadian government archives, including immigration records prior to 1936.
http://canada.gc.ca/infocentre/pc/orderdept/sc_e.html for statistical information about Canadian communities
http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/passport/howto-e.asp#where to obtain proof of Canadian citizenship
http://www.intergov.gc.ca/mun/index.html an information site with contacts for many municipalities, cities, towns, villages.
http://www.islandnet.com/~jveinot/cghl/searchable.html Canadian genealogy and history links
http://istg.rootsweb.com immigrant ships transcriber's guild.
http://www2.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/www2vsd for British Columbia vital records.
http://www.islandnet.com/bccfa/files.html also for British Columbia records
http://www.geocities.com/cribbswh/obit/canada.htm Canadian Obituaries links page
http://www.rcmi.org The Royal Canadian Military Institute
http://www.nisra.gov.uk/gro/dirmain.htm Ulster records
http://indigo.ie/~records The Eire records may be worth contacting.
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng general index for England
http://www.pro.gov.uk/about/frc/default.htm the English Family records office
Interested in how your ancestors lived?
http://www.edina.ac.uk Access to the Statistical Accounts of Scotland. Dry as dust? Not at all. Read about the conditions of life in your ancestor's local parish in the 18th and 19th century.
http://www.ex.ac.uk/~ajgibson/scotdata/scot_database_home.html provides an economic history database
http://www.mcpitz.com Information on Scottish mining
http://cmhrc.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk for information about coal mining
http://www.haig1.freeserve.co.uk/page44.html for an insight into pit life
http://www.ncm.org.uk history of mining
http://www.coolguitars.com/coalinks.html also for coal mining
http://cpcug.org/user/jlacombe/terms.html for information about archaic occupations - was your ancestor a cordwainer? Other parts of this site are also well worth exploring.
http://pro.wanadoo.fr/euroleader/wedderburn/glossary.htm an expanding glossary of archaic terms.
http://www.paul_smith.doctors.org.uk/Archaic MedicalTerms.htm explains archaic medical terms that appear on death certificates. An excellent site.
http://www.gendocs.demon.co.uk/trades.html professions, occupations, trades
http://www.clannada.org/docs/clrsncsa.html Information on the Clearances
General software programs
Family Tree Maker is a highly-regarded, best-selling program. Order it by clicking on the banner:
http://www.familysearch.org/ Click on 'Order/download products', then 'software downloads-free', then Personal Ancestry File. A very good, easy to use program for storing your family tree.
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Brothers_Keeper You can download Brothers Keeper on a trial basis. I haven't used it personally, but it has its fans!
http://www.LegacyFamilyTree.com another popular program
http://zdnet.com/downloads/topcat/genealogy.html try before you buy!
http://danmorin.com and more!
http://www.genfair.com To join family history societies
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/scot/Highland.FHS.home.html the Highland F.H.S.
http://www.anesfhs.org.uk Aberdeenshire and North-East Scotland
|164 King Street, Aberdeen AB24 5BD
The home of the Aberdeen and North-East Scotland Family History Society. A model for local family history societies, comprising knowledgeable and helpful volunteer staff, an excellent, well equipped library and bookshop, and regular speakers
http://www.ordsvy.gov.uk/getmap/index.html For your Ordinance Survey map needs.
http://www.nls.ac.uk/aboutframe.htm National Library of Scotland
Not on-line, as far as I know, but a source of reprints of old maps is:
Caledonian Books, Slains House, Collieston, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 8RT Tel 01358 751288
Churches and Cemeteries
http://www.scotsgenealogy.com for monumental inscriptions (M.I.s) in Scotland
Edinburgh Cemetery Records, Mortonhall Crematorium, Howdenhall Road, Edinburgh Tel 0131 664 4314
http://www.mitchelllibrary.org/vm/searches/subjects.html The Mitchell Library, North Street Glasgow G3 7DN, Tel 0141 287 2937 is also the repository of many records of local cemeteries, as well as storing an invaluable collection of pictures of old Glasgow.
http://www.geocities.com/cribbswh/obit/famobit.htm Obituary archives
http://www.geocities.com/cribbswh/obit links page
http://www.obitcentral.co/obitsearch search engine
http://www.earl.org.uk/familia/main.html Directory of family history resources.
http://www.nls.ac.uk National Library
Surname search / tracing people
http://www.obitcentral.com surname locator
http://www.bt.com/phonenetuk current U.K. telephone numbers
http://www.teldir.com telephone numbers world-wide
http://www.whitepages.com even more telephone numbers!
http://www.yellowpages.com tracing business addresses/telephone numbers
http://www.origins.net/GRO/Places/places.html Place names list
http://www.douglas-brown.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk Can't find the address on your Glasgow ancestor's certificate? This site lists name changes in Glasgow streets.
http://www.shipslist.com for information on shipping and immigration
http://web2.airmail.net/samhradh Information on passenger lists
http://www.obitcentral.com/shipsearch Did your ancestors emigrate by ship?
http://www.tartans.scotland.net If you really must!!!
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