Rooted in Scotland

Rooted 2nd editionMy book Rooted in Scotland contains a lot of web site names. Here for your convenience are all the links (and one or two extra ones), enabling you to go directly to the web site(s) of interest.

The two recommended starting points for new researchers are VisitScotland’s AncestralScotland web site and ScotlandsPeople, the official Scottish genealogy resource.

The rest of the web links listed here are arranged alphabetically within sections. Good luck with your journey of discovery!


Ancestral Research and Information – General

Am Baile

Ancestral Scotland tourism website makes available a free family tree creator

Association of Scottish Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (ASGRA)

Callendar House Museum

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society

Contemporary immigration to the UK: see Moving Here website

Court of the Lord Lyon King of Arms

Craftspeople in Scotland Directory

Culloden Battlefield

DNA-based ancestral research – and

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

Edinburgh Castle: see Historic Scotland

Electric Scotland – and

Gaelic Arts agency/Proiseact nan Ealan

Gaelic history: see Am Baile

GenukiGenealogy United Kingdom and Ireland

The Glasgow Story

Glenfinnan Visitors Centre: see National Trust for Scotland

Hebridean Connections

Highland Council

Highland Family History Society

Highland Folk Museum

History Scotland magazine

The International Genealogical Index (IGI)

Inverness Museum

Mackay Country

The Mitchell Library, Glasgow – or

Moving Here website –

Museums and Galleries Scotland

National Library of Scotland

Maps at the National Library of Scotland

Walter Blaikie’s Itinerary of Prince Charles Edward Stuart from his landing in Scotland July 1745 to his departure in September 1746, 1897

National Theatre of Scotland

The National Trust for Scotland

Open University

Origins Network

Prestoungrange Gothenburg Visitor Centre

Proiseact nan Ealan/Gaelic Arts agency

Robert Burns

Ruthven Barracks, see Historic Scotland

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

The Scotsman archives

Scottish Archive Network (SCAN)

Scottish Handwriting

Scottish Association of Family History Societies

ScotlandsPeople Centre

Scottish Genealogy Society

Scottish National Galleries

Scottish Roots

Scottish Screen Academy

Scottish Storytelling Centre

Scottish Tourist Board, see VisitScotland

Society of Genealogists

Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs

Stevenson, Robert Louis. The Amateur Emigrant and Across the Plains

Stirling Castle: see Historic Scotland

Strathnaver Museum

Urquhart Castle: see Historic Scotland



Ancestral Research – Government

The official Scottish genealogy resource, Scotlandspeople

General Register Office

Historic Scotland

National Archives (UK)

National Archives of Scotland

National Records of Scotland

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland

Scottish Government

Scottish Parliament



Maps of Scotland (modern) – or

Map Your Ancestors

National Library of Scotland maps collection

Ordnance Survey historic maps



Listings of Highland games: see US Scots

Ellis Island Foundation

Tartan Week

US Scots



Library and Archives Canada

Canadian Genealogy

Pier 21 website

University of Guelph Scottish Studies Centre

Scottish Studies Foundation


New Zealand

Archives New Zealand



National Library of Australia

National Archives of Australia



Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland

Centre for Migration Studies (CMS)

General Register Office (Northern Ireland)

Hamilton and Montgomery Settlement

North of Ireland Family History Society

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

Ulster American Folk Park

Ulster Historical Foundation

Ulster-Scots Agency

1718 migration of Ulster-Scots

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