Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy


News & features

Plans unveiled for a £1.6 million Family History Centre, in Edinburgh
A one-stop-shop for genealogy research will open its doors in December 2006.

Explore your Scottish Heritage at a Summer School in Inverness, July 2007!
The Summer School core will take place in the UHI (University of the Highlands & Islands) Executive Office over five days from Monday 23 July to Friday 27 July, 2007, inclusive.

National Robert the Bruce events programme unveiled
A series of Scotland wide events will celebrate the 700th inauguration of King Robert the Bruce.

Travelling in history’s footprints

We all have a curiosity about where our ancestors came from, what jobs they did and the sort of lives they led. But researching the past seems time-consuming and complicated to do at a distance and the thought of actually seeing the places where our forebears lived and worked usually remains an impossible dream.Two Fife-based businesses have joined forces to help achieve this dream.

Scottish Language Dictionaries can help you find out more about your Scottish ancestors.
Scottish Language Dictionaries is a charity which works to preserve Scotland’s native linguistic culture.

Come walk in the footsteps of the Clans

Claymore Travel can help you walk in the footsteps of the Clans with your own group of friends or family to the land of your ancestors.

Appeal for help with research into Scots fur traders in Canada

The experiences of Scots who emigrated to Canada in the late 18th and early 19th centuries to take up jobs in the Canadian fur trade is the focus of a new research project at the University of Aberdeen.

Bring Your Family Tree to Life

To have a narrative about your Scottish ancestors is very much part of your family tree.

Ancestral Tourism Welcome Scheme

VisitScotland Quality & Standards have launched a new welcome scheme aimed at the growing ancestral tourism market.

Fife’s Registration Service opens its first Genealogy Centre
Fife Council’s first Genealogy Centre opens its doors in St Andrews.

McEwan’s Sessions
Enjoy the true taste of Scotland in bars and at festivals throughout the country. for more click here

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