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Ancestral research is a constant learning process - whether you are just starting out or have been researching your Scottish ancestors for many years, there is always more to discover. We have created some basic guides to get you started, and some more advanced ones to help you continue your research. Over time, professional Scottish genealogists will add to this section, offering a wealth of advice and expertise all in one place. To keep up-to-date, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Be the Detective - Your Free Guide to Tracing Your Family Tree

Births, Marriages and Deaths in Scotland before 1855

Civil Registration

Census in Scotland

Finding Paternity Cases in Sheriff Court Records

Kelso Dispensary Patient Records

Mental Health Records in Scotland

The Register of Deeds

The Register of Sasines

Valuation Rolls from 1855