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.
General – Scotland
Perth & Kinross
Scottish and UK National Archives and Libraries
Local Archives, Museums and Libraries
Navy, Army and Air Force
War graves and memorials, Rolls of Honour and Rolls of Service
Film, video, photo and audio archives
Australia and its States
Canada and its Provinces
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.
Legacies of British Slave-ownership. Find out if your ancestor benefitted from theslave trade.
An Index to Digitised British and Irish Newspapers Online
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 a history of civil registration in Scotland
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
Ancestral Scotland has visitor information as well as some family history research advice. If you subscribe to their free email Newsletter, you can get 10 ScotlandsPeople credits.
Electric Scotland - a very large educational and research site about the history of Scotland and the Scots.
TalkingScot - a meeting place for people with an interest in Scottish genealogy, history and culture.
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.
Angus Heritage (Tayroots)
The Angus Surnames List
Auchmithie Roots Forum
Brechin, The Ancient City
Carmyllie Heritage Society
Carnoustie community website
Kinnettles Heritage Group
Monifieth Local History Society
Monikie (and more)
Montrose Basin Heritage Society
The Montrose Society
The 'D&A Joint' – views of stations and trains on the Dundee and Arbroath railway.
Malcolm McCrow’s Tayside Today photographs of Dundee and Angus.
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 has photographs (plus inscriptions) of gravestones in the Howff and some other Dundee graveyards. Also included are inscriptions for the "New Howff" cemetery which was where the Bell Street multi-storey car park is now.
The Friends of Dundee City Archives
Dundee Heritage Trust for RRS Discovery and Verdant Works.
The Online Collections Database of Dundee Heritage Trust is a catalogue of the Trust's holdings and has photographs and videos of many of the items in the collection.
Dundee Heritage Walks Take a walk through Dundee's past and experience its rich and diverse culture.
The Dundee Womens Trail celebrates some amazing women whose lives touched the city.
North Carr Lightship, Victoria Dock, Dundee
Sreetwise. A site from Leisure and Culture Dundee providing the derivation of the names of streets, parks and other places in the city.
Dundee’s Hospitals Through the Ages
Photopolis. Old Dundee in photographs.
Photos of Dundee in the Eighties.
The Dundee Tenement – photoraphs mostly taken in the 1980s.
The 'D&A Joint' – views of stations and trains on the Dundee and Arbroath railway.
Malcolm McCrow’s Tayside Today photographs of Dundee and Angus.
Dark Dundee local history with a dark twist.
Fife Family History Society
Markinch Heritage Group
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
Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther
Perth & Kinross Council Archives' Topics Online page provides links to searchable resources such as Perth burgh burial registers, 1794-1855.
Perth & Kinross Heritage Trust
Family History in the Parish of Blair Atholl
Dunning Parish Historical Society
Comrie Community Website
Killin Web Site
Kenmore and Breadalbane Community Website
North Perthshire Family History Group
Highland Perthshire News & Comment - the newsmagazine of Scotland's geographical heartland. (Replaces Comment online)
Glenshee Archaeology Project
The National Records of Scotland (NRS)
NRS 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)
Angus Archives. Before visiting, check Opening Times.
Dundee City Archives. Before visiting, check Opening Times.
Dundee Local History Centre in Central Library. Before visiting, check Opening Times.
The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum
Dundee Museum of Transport
Dundee University Archives. Before visiting, check Opening Times.
Dunkeld Community Archive, Dunkeld Cathedral. Before visiting, check Opening Times.
Fife Council Archives. Before visiting the Archives, check Opening Times.
Fife Council Library Local Studies Collections
Fife Council Museums and Galleries
Kinross (Marshall) Museum
Newport Library and Heritage Centre
Perth & Kinross Council Archive. Before visiting, check A.K.Bell Library Opening Times.
Family History at Perth & Kinross Council Archive
Perth & Kinross Council Museums and Galleries
Stirling Council Archives hold records from former parts of south-west Perthshire which now fall under Stirling Council
Royal Museums Greenwich include the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory Greenwich, the Queen's House and the Cutty Sark.
The National Maritime Museum has a Maritime Memorials database containing records of over 5000 church, cemetery and public memorials to seafarers and victims of maritime disasters.
TAMH: Tayside, A Maritime History
Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther
Maritime History Archive, Memorial University of Newfoundland
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.
International Committee of the Red Cross Prisoners of the First World War
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.
Available Dundee Military Records on The Friends of Dundee City Archives website
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.
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.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Once you have found the location of a grave on the CWGC site, you may be able to view or request photographs of the gravestone at one or more of the following sites.
The War Graves Photographic Project originally aimed to photograph every Commonwealth war grave or memorial from WWI to the present day. Its remit has been extended to other nationalities. A donation is requested for each photo ordered.
The Scottish War Graves Project has photographs of gravestones of war casualties in cemeteries and graveyards throughout Scotland.
British War Graves. There are no photographs of graves on the website, but they offer to provide photographs of graves in CWGC cemeteries on request and free of charge.
The Australian War Graves Photographic Archive is committed to procuring a digital photograph of every Australian War Grave and Memorial Commemoration worldwide. As of Feb 2015, it does not seem to have been updated since 2011.
Maple Leaf Legacy Project is an endeavour to procure a photograph of each and every Canadian War Grave from the South African War (1899-1902) to the present day. Images may be downloaded free of charge. Donations, photographs of the casualty and additional information about them are welcome.
South Africa War Graves Project. The goal of the project is to archive photographs of every single South African & Rhodesian war grave from the 2nd Anglo-Boer War the to present day. In addition to a photo of the gravestone, there may be images of the casualty's service record. Digital copies are sent free, but donations are welcome as well as photographs of, and additional information about, the casualty.
Fallen Heroes of Normandy archive and website.
World War One Cemeteries. The site contains photographs of over 3500 military cemeteries and memorials from all around the world. There are no individual gravestones, but visitors to the site can contribute photos of and/or dedications to relatives.
Scottish National War Memorial
Scotland's War covers many asprcts of the First World War and includes Regional Sections.
The Armed Forces Memorial Roll of Honour is dedicated to members of the UK armed forces (Regular and Reserves) killed on duty, or as a result of terrorist action, since World War 2.
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
Dundee Rolls of Honours and Dundee District War Memorial listings can be found at Dundee and the Great War of 1914-1918 and Second World Dundee War Records on The Friends of Dundee City Archives site.
Great War Dundee Roll of Honour
Imperial War Museum's Lives of the First World War remembers all who served - add your own memories.
Australian War Memorial Rolls of Honour record the details of those who died while serving.
RAAF Casualty Database
Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM)
Canadian Great War Project
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database
A number of World War I Rolls of Honour have been scanned and made available at Archive.org. Those with a connection to Tay Valley (including national companies with local branches) are listed below. Most of these have been contributed to Archive.org by the National Library of Scotland. The documents can be viewed online or they can be downloaded in different formats. Links to these and other Rolls of Honour online can be found in the NLS Digital Gallery.
Arbroath and District 1914-1919 Roll of Honour - view online or download.
Burgh and Parish of Auchterarder 1914-1919 Roll of Honour and Roll of Service - view online or download.
Carnoustie and District Roll of Honour listing those from Carnoustie and District serving in 1914-15 - view online or download.
Royal Burgh and Parish of Kinghorn 1914-1919 Roll of Honour and Roll of Service - view online or download.
Parish of Scone 1914-1918 Roll of Honour - view online or download.
Parish of Tibbermore (Landward) and Hillyland, Tulloch, and Burghmuir (Burghal) 1914-1919 Roll of Honour and Roll of Service - view online or download. There are also details of those who supported the war effort at home.
Dunfermline High School pupils and staff 1914-1919 Roll of Honour and Roll of Service - view online or download.
University of St. Andrews 1914-1919 Roll of Honour and Roll of Service - view online or download.
The Union Bank of Scotland 1914-1918 Roll of Honour and Roll of Service - view online or download.
The National Bank of Scotland 1914-1918 Roll of Honour and Roll of Service - view online or download.
The Commercial Bank of Scotland 1914-1918 Roll of Honour and Roll of Service - view online or download.
Society of Writers to His Majesty's Signet, and apprentices, 1914-1919 Roll of Honour and Roll of Service - view online or download.
Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society 1914-1919 Roll of Honour and Roll of Service - view online or download.
John Menzies & Company Limited 1914-1919 Roll of Honour and Roll of Service - view online or download.
Caxton House Printing Office, Dundee, 1914-19 Roll of Honour and Roll of Service - view online or download. Only 19 names, but it includes photographs, biographical notes and correspondence.
Scottish Screen Archive
British Council Films
Britain on Film - The British Film Institute. Find films in particular areas with this map. Watch factual films for free, pay a small charge to 'rent' commercial films.
Britain from Above
University of St Andrews Photographic Collection
Dundee City Archives photographs
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 Library has a Family History research service for local residents, but not online. Northern Territory Archives Service has an Archives Navigator for searching their catalogue.
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 Records and Provincial Archives of Alberta provide genealogical search advice
British Columbia Genealogical Records search. The records can also be searched, and images of records viewed and downloaded, at the Royal BC Museum site.
Manitoba Vital Statistics
Archives of Manitoba
Newfoundland, Vital Records, 1840-1949 on Family Search
Northwest Territories Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
Nova Scotia Virtual Archives
Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics (BMD)
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
Irish Genealogy – Church Records
Irish Genealogy – Civil Records
General Register Office Northern Ireland (GRONI) - BMD records for Northern Ireland can be viewed. It operates on a similar basis as ScotlandsPeople in that credits can be purchased and spent to view records.
National Archives of Ireland Genealogy Website includes Census of Ireland (1901 and 1911), Tithe Applotment Books (1823–37) and Soldiers’ Wills (1914–1917).
The National Library of Ireland (NLI) - family history research advice and NLI record sources.
Catholic Parish Registers at the NLI - a free website holding almost 400,000 images of parish register microfilms.
Irish Newspaper Archives
Emerald Ancestors - Northern Ireland Genealogy & Ulster Ancestry
Tracing Your Ancestors in Ireland (pdf) - a guide from Discover Ireland
Irish Genealogy Toolkit is a guide to finding Irish Ancestors
US National Archives
National Genealogical Society
The USGenWeb Project provides links to free websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States.
The American Ancestors site provides family historians access to more than 400 million records spanning the U.S. and beyond
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 is Dundee-based 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..