Welcome to ScotlandsPeople
The official Scottish genealogy resource
Welcome to ScotlandsPeople, one of the largest online sources of original genealogical information. If you are researching UK genealogy, your Scottish ancestry or building your Scottish family tree, we have more than 100 million records to look through.
From Scottish census records, Scottish wills, birth certificates and death certificates, we have a comprehensive choice of Scottish records to bring your Scotland ancestry to life. Build the complete picture of your Scottish ancestry with ScotlandsPeople.
We hope your visit will be enjoyable and that you are successful in connecting generations.
Features & latest news
Release of New Year's Images
New Year's statutory records are now online! You can now view statutory birth images for 1915, marriages for 1940 and deaths for 1965.
Release of Military Service Appeals Tribunal Records
Read our fascinating case studies
of men who appealed their military service.
Release of Deaths of Seamen Records
A complete record of the deaths of Scottish seafarers from late Victorian times until 1974 are now available to search. Read more
Quintinshill Railway Disaster