Welcome to the Scottish Archive Network family
history pages. Genealogy, or family history as
it is more commonly known, is becoming increasingly
popular. Whether you are a complete beginner or
already an avid researcher, this section is sure
to assist you. The information, compiled by professional
archivists in Scotland, provides detailed examples
What to do at home:
Practical tips about starting your family history,
and how to use the internet for your research
- the information is here, whether you live in
Scotland or abroad.
Things to bear in mind:
Are you having difficulty with your research?
This area outlines the difficulties you might
experience and explains key concepts for effective
sources of information:
The three principal types
of record used by family history researchers in
Scotland are described here. So now you can trace
your family tree back to the early 1800s.
Was your great grandfather
a policeman, or your distant aunt a nurse? Use
this area for information on how to trace records
relating to these professions and others.
Family group in Pollokshields,
an affluent suburb of Glasgow, c.1890 Reproduced
with permission of Glasgow City Archives.