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The webmasters guide for newcomers

A guide for newcomers
This is a site which gives information for the newcomer who is just starting to research their family history.

A Guide to Scottish Clans
This is a very comprehensive site and a good place to start if you are looking for some general information on clan history. Be prepared for a wait for download.

Cyndi's List
Superb list of links.

British Telecom Telephone Directory
This is a website from the United Kingdom's major telephone provider. It allows the search for the telephone numbers of all commercial and private subscribers who have given permission for this.

Family Search
This is one of the websites belonging to the Mormons (The church of Jesus Christ of the latter day saints). They have an extensive database and whilst seemingly unlikely, is a good source of information.

General Register office for Scotland
This is an official government site which is the official Registrar for Births, Deaths and marriages. It also permits access to other related statistical information.

This is an extremely comprehensive site which is quick to download. In some ways it could be construed as being too comprehensive as at first it appears a daunting task trying to get information from it.

Your Scottish Family Tree
A professional research service based in Bathgate, West Lothian.

Scottish Ancestor
A Professional Service based in Fife. Prior to your visit to Scotland they can research the places your ancestors lived/worked/are buried then help you plan your ancestral trip

Scottish Roots
This is a commercial site who will undertake work for you through official records. Their fees are typical for this type of work and if you are serious about tracing your ancestors then this is a good place to start.

Society of Genealogists
This is a site designed more for people who are working in the genealogy area. Well laid out if a little textual which obviously contributes to its fast download time.

Scot Roots- Scottish Ancestor Service
A well laid out innovative site gathering lots of different information and suggesting information sources. Also has a commercial aspect and are able to provide in depth research for a fee.

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