Speaker : Alison Spring With over 40 years’ experience in genealogical research, Alison Spring specialises in Scottish family history. She is a member of the Register of Qualified Genealogists, with a Master’s degree in Family & Local History from the University of Dundee. Operating Scottish Ancestral Research: Genealogy Detective, she has worked with clients in […]
The Centre is home to books, maps, CDs, fiches, and publications from other societies. It offers free access to family history websites, and expert volunteers are on hand to help using the equipment and the resources
The Society is gradually digitising its unique data sets and will publish them on this website when they are ready. Members will be able to search these records which include MIs, parish registers, private family trees
The Library holds approximately 4,000 publications relevant to Scottish genealogy searchable through the index, and also a unique collection of unpublished or privately published family histories and charts
New to Scottish Genealogy?
Finding the Records
Explore Scotland’s fantastic public records, online and at your local library or family history centre, discover lesser known sources like ScotlandsPlaces and Farm Horse Tax Rolls, and choose the best software for you
Taking it Further
Give your family history a sense of place with old maps and photos, find distant cousins using DNA and take the road less travelled through unindexed archives and family papers at the National Records of Scotland
Searching for Records
The Society has a sophisticated search engine uniquely tailored for family history research.
Records from the West of Scotland are tagged by traditional county and parish or city; in the rest of Scotland by county, and in the rest of the world according to Scottish relevance.
Surname searches can include an option for associated surnames and records can also be searched by date range or by exact date.
Click on a county name on the map….
For twenty-five years we enjoyed the dedication of our late webmaster who single handedly created and maintained the website we loved and depended on for all that time.
We hope the new website lives up to his standards and your expectations. If you find anything that doesn’t, please contact us
The Society runs a closed Group on Facebook for people to post their queries to more than 2,000 fellow genealogists