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Deaths and Marriages - from 1855
Statutory registration of births, marriages and deaths
in Scotland started in 1855, so if you are looking for
information after that date, you may be able to
find it on the website of the
Register Office for Scotland
Carte de Visite
carte de visite web site was launched in February 2007. It
includes carte de visite images, lists of Victorian photographers,
their studios and their customers. The site is designed
particularly for family history, local history and social history
researchers and may also be of interest to authors.
Days of the Week
page on the
for Ancestors web site can be used to discover what day of the week
certain dates fell on in the past.
It has been used to discover the year of old
programs from Edinburgh clubs and discos, such as this one from the
This is a non-commercial web site, set up by Robert Baird to give
practical advice on family history research, and to be a single source
of information for UK research.
The site's home page
gives links to a selection of pages. Each time the screen is
refreshed, a new selection appears.
map shows the scope of the site which includes articles on 'basics
of genealogy' and 'research considerations' as well as links to death
records, marriage records, ancestors aboard, etc.
Forth Railway Bridge
This web site
(new, April 2005)
describes plans to erect a memorial to the workers who died
during the construction of the Forth Rail Bridge in the 1880s and
This site includes a
list of the names found to date by researchers working with the
Group The group is keen to hear from anybody with further
by John Stewart, a Leither born in 1934. This site includes
John's memories of wartime, post-war, the shipyard, Dr Bell's school,
etc. He describes this site as "a drop-in centre for Leithers
This site is now receiving lots of
reminiscences of Leith in its guestbook.
This library index, held on the
Familia web site,
gives details of libraries throughout Britain. It gives library
addresses, opening times, research services and details of records held,
including birth, death and marriage records, censuses and directories.
Inscriptions in Inveresk Kirkyard
Inscriptions refer to two chemists, Joseph Astley and his son,
Thomas. Thomas Astley may be the photographer, Mr Astley, who
exhibited three Daguerreotype photographs in
December 1839 at the Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures in the Assembly
Rooms, George Street, Edinburgh.
The National Archives web site has been suggested as a
source for answering a question about which regiment this soldier
Here is a link to click on for online enquiries about
WW1 Campaign Medals.
Old Newhaven web site has been set up by the Friends of Old
Newhaven Society. It includes photos of Newhaven, articles
on the history of Newhaven and memories, stories of Newhaven.
It also includes family information and a 'Surname Search' based
partly on an extensive family tree compiled by Derek and Valerie
Post Office Directories
The National Library of Scotland recently made many of their
Post Office Directories available
on-line. These include a wealth of information.
12. Scotland's People
People web site is the official web site for birth, death and
marriage records and censuses in Scotland. There is a small
charge for searching this site, but I have found the indexing to be
good and a lot of information to be available. Alternatively,
there are search rooms that can be used at Register House, East End of
Princes Street, to view these records.
This society has offices at
Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, close to the top of the Royal Mile.
These premises can be used for family history research.
Publications including lists of
photographers in Scotland, Monumental Inscriptions, etc. can be bought
from the society's offices or from the
web site. The web
site also has links to other sites covering genealogy in Scotland.
UK Genealogy Interests Directory
UK Genealogy Interests Directory
looks like a useful site for researching British
genealogy by surname. It allows details to be input by family
name and area and to be browsed. There is no charge for this
The Scottish Roots service was established in 1984. It carries
out ancestral research based on official records in Scotland. The
Scottish Roots web site
includes examples of reports that can be produced, a list of charges for
their services and links to other relevant web sites.
Scott Alexander Wishart's web site
- photos of members of his family,
from early 1900s, including
- 4 photographs from
J Campbell Harper's studio, Leith
- 2 photographs from
Paterson's Burgh Studio,
- photos from the war album of his
Grandfather who was a Sergeant in 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron RAF.