Online sources if you have Scottish ancestors

Thought I’d mention a few web sites I’ve found excellent for padding out the detail of my Scottish ancestors’ lives.

http://digital.nls.uk/gallery.cfm
National Library of Scotland’s digital gallery – access point to historical maps of Scotland, Post Office directories, gazetteers of towns and parishes, plus lots of other fascinating stuff.

http://stat-acc-scot.edina.ac.uk/sas/sas.asp?action=public&passback=
Statistical Accounts of Scotland – a very good read to get a feel for where your Scottish ancestors lived. The Old Statistical Reports were published in 1791-1799 and the New Statistical Reports in 1834-1845.

http://www.scottishmining.co.uk
Brilliant site if you have Scottish coal mining ancestors. Lists of mines, copies of housing and other reports, and an index of coal mining deaths and accidents

http://www.scotlandsplaces.gov.uk
Access to Scottish historical tax rolls from 1645 to 1831.

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2 responses to “Online sources if you have Scottish ancestors

  1. Thank you for sharing Judy. I will look at these. I don’t have a lot of time to research and waste a lot of it trying to find good websites. Much appreciated.

  2. This is very, very useful.

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