Useful Links

Local History Online
Local History Online - For books, news, resources, information, courses and local history
contacts. Also a calendar of events and local history books for sale online.

Societies & Associations

The Saltire Society
Founded in 1936, a Scottish charity and non-party political membership organisation
promoting Scottish life and culture.  Annual subscription - £30.  By joining you too can
support these aims.

The Caledonian & St. Andrew's Society of Seattle
The Society was founded in 1902.  Meetings are held on the second Friday of the Month,
October through June at the Lake City Presbyterian Church, Seattle, WA.

The Scottish Foundation of the Virginia Highlands
The Scottish Foundation of the Virginia Highlands is a non profit Scottish heritage and
fellowship organization covering western and south-central Virginia.

The Scottish Society of Dallas
Working to share and further Scottish culture in North Texas.

Bournemouth Caledonian Society
Created in 1907 the society comprises of expatriate Scots and families, together with
those of Scottish descent keen to retain their culture and heritage.

Memphis Scottish Society, Inc.
Helping to foster education and promote understanding of all things Scottish.

North County Scots
North County Scots was founded to create a way for Scots and lovers of all things Scottish
who live in the northern part of San Diego County to get together for fellowship and fun!

The Bangkok St. Andrew's Society
The Bangkok St. Andrew's Society was established in 1890 by a small group of expatriate
Scots and is the oldest of the 4 "loyal" societies in Thailand.

Clan Lindsay Society of Australia
Founded on 19 September 2000 the Clan Lindsay Society of Australia is a non-profit,
voluntary association that exists solely for the benefit of its members.

Scottish Society of Wilmington
The SSOW is a cornerstone of Scottish heritage in the Cape Fear region of North Carolina
and encourages anyone with a sincere interest in all things Scottish to join its ranks.

Cumbria Family History Society
The Cumbria Family History Society was founded to help members carry out their family
history researches and their area of interest is the modern county of Cumbria, which is
the old counties of Cumberland and Westmorland and a part of Northern Lancashire and
North Yorkshire.


Ancestor Hunt Free Genealogy Search
Ancestor Hunt allows you to search for ancestors and locate your family surnames in
some of the best and largest databases of genealogy records online.

Ancestry24 Scots to South Africa - South Africa’s largest on-line genealogical database
with over 7 million individuals. These records consist of church records, death notices,
burials, deceased, estates, military records, passenger lists as well as a comprehensive
Free Learning Centre on how to find your Ancestors in South Africa.

Cyndi's List
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet

Genuki - Family history information for the U.K.

Scottish Family Heritage
Family and Local History references from printed and original manuscript sources
focusing on Scotland.

The National Archives of Ireland
Preserving records relating to Ireland and providing the opportunities for the public to
access these archives.

Culture & Heritage

Am Baile
Explore Am Baile, The Highland Council's bilingual website, and discover the history and
culture of the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

Highland Village Museum The Highland Village is a living history museum and cultural
centre that celebrates the Gaelic experience in Nova Scotia.  On a 43-acre hillside
overlooking the world renowned Bras d'Or Lakes, Nova Scotia's rich Scottish Gaelic
culture comes alive with costumed staff, farm animals, period buildings and artifacts.


Glasgow Guide: Hotels and City Tourist Information Scotland, UK
Glasgow Guide:  the tourist information guide to the city of Glasgow in Scotland includes
information for tourists on hotels, shops, pubs, clubs, photographs, visitor attractions,
street maps, and more...


The Internet Guide to Scotland
Details on transport, sightseeing, outdoor activities and accommodation in Scotland

The Scottish Parliament
The official website of the Scottish Parliament.

The United Kingdom Parliament
The official website of the United Kingdom Parliament.



Highland Games & Gatherings


Scottish Stores


Tour Operators


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“I was expecting a few
pages of information
about my ancestors and
I was amazed when I
opened my parcel and
received a 64 page
report...I’ve not even
looked through the
other parts yet!  Thanks
a bunch to you and the
guys in Glasgow for
putting in so much effort
on this one.”

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