The Genealogist Research Guide

Researching Scottish Ancestors on TheGenealogist

For a full and up to date list of Scottish resources please see:

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1406-1700 Roll of Edinburgh Burgesses and Guild-Brethren
1783-4 Glasgow Directory
1787 Glasgow Directory
1773-4 Edinburgh Directory
1825 Haddington Register
1849-1850 Glasgow Post Office Directory
1851-2 Glasgow Post Office Directory
1857-8 Edinburgh Leith Directory
1882-3 Greenock Post Office Directory
1893-4 Perth & Perthshire Directory
1913-1914 Glasgow Post Office Directory
1915 Orkney & Shetland Directory
1923-1924 Aberdeen Post Office Directory
1930 (Circa) The Official Guide to Edinburgh
1930-31 Edinburgh & Leith Post Office Directory

1899-1900 UK Telephone Directory

Landowner Records

Scottish Landowner Records 1872-73

School college & university registers*

1901-1925 Aberdeen University Roll of Graduates
1728-1858 Glasgow University Matriculation Albums
1825-1925 Loretto Register


Edinburgh Wills Index 1601 – 1700

Military/Roll of Honour*

Royal Scottish Volunteer Review in Holyrood Park 1860
Edinburgh Royal High School Roll of Honour 1914-1918
The Watsonian War Record 1914-1918
Old Scots Navy 1689-1710
1813 Militia List

Parish Records*

Printed Books:

Dunferline (1561-1570 Baptisms & Marriages)
Melrose (1642-1720 Baptisms)
Torphichen (1673-1714 Baptisms)
Restalrig (1728-1854 Burials)
Durness (1764-1810 Baptisms & Marriages)


Aberdeenshire Baptisms from 1763 to 1801. Current parishes included are: Bairnie 1763-1775, Tillydesk 1775-1801

Occupational Records*

Medical Directory 1895
Roll of Army Medical Staff 1727-1898
British Imperial Calender 1895
Clergy List 1907
Clergy List 1911
Crockford’s Clerical Directory 1929

Heraldry/Peerage Records*

Burke’s Encyclopedia of Heraldry England, Ireland and Scotland
County Families of the UK 1880 & 1894
Debrett’s Peerage
Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies
Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage of the British Empire 1880
Burke's Peerage 1885
1895 Kellys Handbook to the Titled Landed and Official Classes
Kelly's 1906 Landed Gentry
Burke’ Landed Gentry 1914
Burkes Peerage 1921
Armorial Families 7th ed pt2
Kelly's Handbook to the Titled, Landed and Official Classes 1942


1880 Edinburgh Almanac
1891 Edinburgh Almanac


A sample of the 1851 Scottish census is currently available. 

Records are searchable by Name, Age, County, Birth Place and Street.

The results will provide Forename, Surname, Age, Relation, Profession, Birth County, Birth Parish, Area and Street.

Contains approximately 59,000 entries.