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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 almost 90 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

New improved ScotlandsPeople website

ScotlandsPeople Customer Survey

We would be very grateful if you would take the time to complete our Customer Questionnaire

Visiting the Scotlands People centre

Visiting ScotlandsPeople - The Centre

We have a family history centre in historic buildings in the heart of Edinburgh with over 90 search places, a shop, cafe, seminar facilities and library. Read more

Famous scots

Famous Scots - Are you related?

Find the records of the great and the good.

visit scotland

Visiting Scotland - A quick guide

Don't just learn about your Scottish heritage, live it!

Old Tom Morris' Terrible Year

Find out more about the Launch of Valuation Rolls 1875, the free index search, and how 1875 was the "annus horribilis" for Old Tom Morris.

Release of the Soldiers' Wills

We’re delighted to announce that the Soldiers' Wills have been published on the ScotlandsPeople website.

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