This is a list of links to places on the Internet which we hope will help in your Family History research. It is very much a work in progress and we invite members to suggest additions.
The links have been divided into groups. Click on one of the following headings to go to that group.
The National Archives research guides to uncovering a person's history. Each guide tells how to find, access and understand the relevant records.
GENUKI - genealogical information service for the UK and Ireland
BBC Family History pages
Cyndi's List - a comprehensive list of world genealogy sites.
Mary's Genealogy Treasures - another list of world genealogy sites, but with a Canadian bias.
The Workhouse provides extensive information on the Poor Laws, almshouses, poorhouses and workhouses throughout the British Isles.
General – Scotland
ScotlandsPeople The official Scottish genealogy resource
ScotlandsPeople Centre A guide to visiting the search rooms at Genral Register House and New Register House.
ScotlandsPlaces A great place to start if you want to find where a place is in Scotland.
The "Old" and "New" Statistical Accounts of Scotland are reports produced by parish ministers in the time periods of 1791-99 and 1834-45 respectively. The old accounts are not arranged in geographical order, but the new accounts are and the volumes covering the Tay Valley counties can also be viewed (and can be downloaded) at Archive.org:
. Vol 9 Fife and Kinross; Vol 10 Perth; Vol 11 Forfar and Kincardine.
A Little History of registration and the census in Scotland from GROS (pdf file)
The Scottish Way of Birth and Death from the University of Glasgow
Links to the websites of SAFHS Member Family History Societies
Scotlands Family. Links to free on-line data and information in diverse Scottish family history records.
Your Scottish Ancestors Traced. Records and sources of information for researching family history and ancestry in Scotland
Electric Scotland - a very large educational and research site about the history of Scotland and the Scots.
The Scottish Register of Tartans
Scottish Newspapers online - a list of links to sites where you can catch up with the latest news in communities all over Scotland.
Abertay Historical Society
TAMH: Tayside, A Maritime History
Angus Heritage (Tayroots)
Auchmithie Roots Forum
Brechin, The Ancient City
Carnoustie community website
Kinnettles Heritage Group
Monikie (and more)
Montrose Basin Heritage Society
The Montrose Society
Angus & Kincardineshire records and other sources for genealogists and family historians including a list of links to records fot the Parishes of Angus
The Nine Trades of Dundee
Sons of the Mars
Dundee Orphanage and Carolina House Trust - a brief history of Scotland's oldest children's charity
Dundee Throughout The Years (videos of old, and not so old, Dundee)
Dundee in the 1950s & 60s
Tombs of the Dundee Howff
The Friends of Dundee City Archives
Dundee Heritage Trust for RRS Discovery and Verdant Works.
Sreetwise. A site from Leisure and Culture Dundee providing the derivation of the names of streets, parks and other places in the city.
Photopolis. Old Dundee in photographs.
Fife Family History Society
Newburgh History Society
Newport, Wormit & Forgan Archive
Strathkinness village website.
Your Scottish Ancestors Traced website has two links for Fife - 1861 census indexes and Carnbee Kirkyard
Fife Mining Heritage Society
Perth & Kinross
North Perthshire Family History Group
Dunning Parish Historical Society
Killin Web Site
Kenmore and Breadalbane Community Website
Comment Online – The Newsmagazine of Highland Perthshire
Scottish and UK National Archives and Libraries
The National Archives of Scotland (NAS)
NAS online public catalogue - click on "Search"
The National Library of Scotland digital resources
National Library of Scotland on Internet Archive
The 'Old' and 'New' Statistical Accounts of Scotland
The National Archives (UK)
Local Archives and Libraries
Dundee City Archives
Dundee Local History Centre
Dundee University Archives
Fife Libraries and Archives
Perth & Kinross Council Archive
Family History at Perth & Kinross Council Archive
TAMH: Tayside, A Maritime History
Maritime History Archive, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Navy, Army and Air Force
Some links to help you find out about ancestors who served in the forces of Commonwealth countries and the USA.
The National Archives guide to Navy Records
The National Archives guide to Army Records
The National Archives guide to Air Force Records
Suriving service records for years up to about 1920 are available on subscription sites findmypast.co.uk, Ancestry.co.uk and Forces War Records.
Service records dating from the early 1920s are held by the Ministry of Defence.
The Asplin Military History Resources site has various materials and information that may be of interest to the Victorian military historian and researcher.
The Long, Long Trail - British Army WW1 soldier research and battlefield tour guidance.
The Military Badges Web Site. If you have a photograph of a person in uniform, this site may help you to find the unit to which they belonged.
Just Medals This is a shop, but has full size images of many UK medals.
Australian War Memorial Nominal Rolls list the names of those who served in Australia's defence forces
National Archives of Australia Service records
Soldiers of the First World War – CEF
Second World War Service Files: Canadian Armed Forces War Dead
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database was started primarily as a roll of honour of those who died as a result of war service. Now it includes many personnel who have died since war service. Almost all of those who served in WW1 are included.
US military records can be found on subscription sites Ancestry.com, findmypast.com, familyrelatives.com and Fold3.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Scottish National War Memorial
The Scottish War Graves Project
The Scottish War Memorials Project - Dundee & Angus War Memorials List
The Scottish War Memorials Project - Fife War Memorials List
The Scottish War Memorials Project - Perth & Kinross War Memorials List
Australian War Memorial Rolls of Honour record the details of those who died while serving.
Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM)
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database
Film, video, photo and audio archives
Scottish Screen Archive
British Council Films
Britain from Above
University of St Andrews Photographic Collection
National Archives of Australia
National Archives of Australia - Family History Guide to family history research and resources in Australia
National Archives of Australia - Passenger records
Trove - National Library of Australia online resources
Trove digitised newspaper database
New South Wales State Records - Family History BMD Search
Queensland Government - Family history research
South Australia State Records - Family History. provides advice, but no online records. There is an Archives Search facility.
Tasmania State Library and Archives - LINC Tasmania - Family History
Victoria Public Record Office - Digitised Records and Online Indexes
Western Australia State Records - Family History. provides advice, but no online records
Northern Territory Archives Service. Link included for completeness, but does not seem to have much to help the family historian.
Shipping & Passenger lists
Convict transportation registers database
Founders & Survivors seeks to record and study the founding population of 73,000 men women and children who were transported to Tasmania. Many survived their convict experience and went on to help build a new society.
CoraWeb - a comprehensive list of genealogy sites for Australia, as well as some for New Zealand and GB & Ireland.
Library and Archives Canada
Library and Archives Canada - Genealogy and Family History
Library and Archives Canada - Genealogy and Family History - BMD
Library and Archives Canada - Genealogy and Family History - Censuses
Library and Archives Canada - Genealogy and Family History - Immigration and Citizenship
Library and Archives Canada - Military and Peacekeeping - links to various service records
Automated Genealogy Indices to Canadian Censuses
CanadaGenWeb.org - Gateway to free Canadian Genealogy.
Alberta Reccrds Genealogical search advice
British Columbia Genealogical Records search
Manitoba Vital Statistics
Newfoundland, Vital Records, 1840-1949 on Family Search
Northwest Territories Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics
Ontario Vital Statistics: Births, Marriages and Deaths. Research Advice
Genealogy at the Public Archives of Prince Edward Island
BMS2000 Group - Genealogical database for Quebec and surrounding, mainly French-speaking, areas compiled by several genealogical societies.
Saskatchewan Vital Statistics: Genealogical Research Advice and Index Search.
Yukon & Alaska Genealogy Centre
Hudson's Bay Company Archives
Families in British India Society (FIBIS)
Irish Genealogy – Church Records
National Archives of Ireland Genealogy Website includes Census of Ireland (1901 and 1911), Tithe Applotment Books (1823–37) and Soldiers’ Wills (1914–1917).
Emerald Ancestors - Northern Ireland Genealogy & Ulster Ancestry
Tracing Your Ancestors in Ireland (pdf) - a guide from Discover Ireland
Archives New Zealand Archway
Birth, Death and Marriage Historical Records
The Genealogical Society of South Africa
National Archives and Records Service (NARS)
FamilySearch.org claims to be the largest genealogy organization in the world. It is provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons).
Ancestry is a major subscription genealogical database with sites for UK & Ireland, USA, Australia and Canada as well as France, Germany, Italy and Sweden. There are different subscription rates, the lowest giving access to limited resources on a single site, the highest giving access to all resourcs on all sites. Some sites have pay per view options.
Another major subscription genealogical database, owned by Dundee-based brightsolid, is findmypast which has sites for the UK, Ireland, USA, and Australia & New Zealand.There are different subscription rates, the lowest giving access to limited resources on a single site, the highest giving access to all resourcs on all sites. Some sites have pay per view options.
familyrelatives.com has a wide range of records, some not fond elsewhere. It requires (free) registration and has subscription and pay per view options..
Dictionary of the Scots Language
Rudy's List of Archaic Medical Terms
Index of Old Occupations
Old Occupations in Scotland
Scottish Surnames and Variants in ScotlandsPeople Help section.
Tartan Day Scotland