Scotland has some of the best records for genealogy research in the world. And, fortunately, they have also done a fantastic job of both preserving these documents and making them available for research. Scotland was the ﬁrst to digitize and make their collections available online. These documents are the records of the General Registrar’s Oﬃce and are available on the ScotlandsPeople website. The In-Brief Guide to Researching Your Scottish Ancestors by Christine Woodcock includes: Important Dates to Remember, Types of Documents Available Online, Useful Information within the Documents, Tips for Success, Archives, Libraries, Family History Societies, and much more. This 4-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device.
Christine writes the column “In Search of Your Scottish Roots” for The In-Depth Genealogist’s digital magazine, Going In-Depth. Scottish born, Canadian raised, she is a genealogy educator with an expertise in Scottish records. She enjoys sharing new resources to assist others in their quest to find and document their heritage. Christine is also a lecturer, author and blogger. She is the Director of Genealogy Tours of Scotland and enjoys taking fellow Scots “home” to do onsite genealogy research and to discover their own Scottish heritage.