Web sites mentioned in the seminar conducted by Graham Jaunay
Researching your Scottish ancestors

BMD Certificates from the General Register Office [GRO]

Accessing the BMD Indexes via Scotlands People:
LDS Church IGI filmed records 1855–1875:

Parish Registers etc

Accessing the BMD Indexes via Scotlands People:
Online purchase of The Parishes, Registers and Registrars of Scotland:
Online purchase of Registers of the Secession Churches in Scotland:
LDS Church IGI:
Hugh Wallis’ website for locating LDS batch numbers:
Locating CROs and their services:

Wills and Probate

Wills and testaments index 1513-1901:
Scottish Documents:

Census returns (you select the provider that provides the level of service you want)

Search indexes and view the enumerator's sheet at Scotlands People:
Search indexes and view the enumerator's sheet at
Search indexes at FreeCen Project: (free: partial records only– check coverage before use)


Current newspapers can be found:
The Edinburgh Gazette inc Boer War, WWI & WW2 material:

General help with Scottish research

National Archives of Scotland:
Scottish Archive Network SCAN:
Estate records held by the Manuscripts Commission's ARCHON:
UK & Ireland Genealogy Scottish pages:
Statistical Account of Scotland:
Vision of Britain 1800–2001 including maps, statistical trends and historical descriptions:
The Highland Clearances:


National LIbrary of Scotland maps:

Professional and other support

Accredited researchers:
Scottish FHS:
Scotttish mailing lists:
Scottish online surname lists:

These links were correct as at 19 May 2008. If one of these links does not work please advise and it will be corrected promptly.

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