Record Sets

As well as the global search it can be useful to search our historical record sets individually to find those elusive ancestors!

We have indexed historical records which will help you solve family history mysteries and build the bare bones of your Scottish family tree.

Each record set has a corresponding Learning Zone section where you can find useful tips and how to guides to help you trace your ancestors and find out more about each record set.

Record Sets

To find out exactly what you are searching, see the coverage pages. Discover more about each record set and why they will help you trace your Scottish family tree here in our Learning Zone.

Mental Health Records

Scotland's Criminal Database

Court of Session Index

Scottish Paternity Index

Poor Relief Records Index

Deeds Index

Register of Sasines

Kelso Dispensary Patient Registers

Non-OPR Births/Baptisms

Non-OPR Banns/Marriages

Non-OPR Deaths/Burials

Pre-1841 Censuses and Population Lists

1841 Census

1851 Census

1861 Census

Flickr Archive

Scottish photos and postcards

Photographs of People

Chambers Edinburgh Journal

Hobkirk Kirkyard

Sketchbook of Annan artist George Wright

Scottish Ephemera

Valuation Roll of Dumfriesshire - 1896/1897


Non-OPR Births/Baptisms, Banns/Marriages, Deaths/Burials and Pre-1801 Population Lists

Berwickshire Publications

Dumfriesshire Publications

Lanarkshire Publications

Midlothian Publications

Peeblesshire Publications

Roxburghshire Publications

Selkirkshire Publications

Stewartry of Kirkcudbright Publications

Wigtownshire Publications

As of November 2023, we have over 2.2 million records indexed and available to search (for free) on our website! And yes, we plan to add more records in the coming weeks! Keep up-to-date by following us on Facebook.

We are so grateful to our volunteers who have helped us over the years! We now have a dedicated crowdfunding page, so that if you wish, you can help the worldwide genealogy community.

If you have a question about our record sets either contact us or ask us on our Facebook group.