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Offline ibi

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Re: Where to start with Scottish Research?
« Reply #9 on: Monday 17 September 07 13:47 BST (UK) »
I'm sure that it's been referred to on another thread but I can't find it.

IGI, in its various forms, fiche (they still have a use!), CDs (at LDS Family History Centres) and on line at www.familysearch.org  https://familysearch.org/ has the advantage for Scotland that it overlaps with the Scottish civil registration records.

These started in 1855, but IGI also includes indexes of births and marriages from 1855 to 1875 plus the two census years of 1881 and 1891.  The IGI index for these years is superior to the on-line index at www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk in that FamilySearch shows the names of the parents and the date of birth.

ibi

PS Note that the "Scottish Churches" OPR CD does not include records beyond 1855.
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Re: Where to start with Scottish Research?
« Reply #10 on: Monday 04 August 08 20:13 BST (UK) »
Everybody has told you about the research on line but from afar you should make an effort to contact the local COUNTY where  your forbears came from and join the Family History Society.I am sure all the counties have one and often as not they also have Monumental Inscriptions for their local cemeteries which are a great source of finding what happened to the family.They usually keep lots of Family trees which have been deposited  with them to help others of the same names etc. I understand Scotlandspeople will be having the Death records on line near the end of the year and as you know about Rootchat it would be one of the best places to start as well.Best of luck. 
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Re: Where to start with Scottish Research?
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Re: Where to start with Scottish Research?
« Reply #12 on: Monday 22 February 10 15:52 GMT (UK) »
Another good, fairly new site is Scotland's Places http://www.scotlandsplaces.gov.uk/
Suffolk, England Benstead, Boldero, Boldy, Boyns, Boynes, Collins, Cooper, Elliott, Fletcher, Laflin, Laws, Lankester, Markham, Marshall, Orriss, Steward, Taylor, Thimblethorpe
Scotland Barclay, Campbell, Finlay, Freeland, Grove, Hay, Horn, Laird, McDonald, McKay, Milne, Mills, Peebles, Robertson, Shearer, Stewart, Strang, Thomson

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Re: Where to start with Scottish Research?
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 31 July 10 21:37 BST (UK) »
Very helpful :)

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Re: Where to start with Scottish Research?
« Reply #14 on: Friday 19 August 11 05:41 BST (UK) »
Very useful info. Thanks

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Re: Where to start with Scottish Research?
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 20 August 11 23:14 BST (UK) »
I found this information very helpful - thanks!

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Re: Where to start with Scottish Research?
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 29 December 11 18:15 GMT (UK) »
This is not a starting place but if you would like to see what your ancestral home looks like, try

www.geograph.org.uk
Researching

AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith

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Re: Where to start with Scottish Research?
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 29 December 11 23:08 GMT (UK) »
Interesting site.  Thanks.  When I find the ancestral home.....