|I have found all of these sites to be interesting and useful, but I make absolutely no claims as to accuracy or ownership of any material on any of these pages except my own. All pages remain the property of the owners of the sites. Those listed here are not all genealogy sites, but who knows where you might find a relative? All sites listed are free unless otherwise noted. Happy hunting.|
|John Coubrough's page||Another Coubrough searcher from Colorado, USA|
|Gazetteer for Scotland||See descriptions and pictures of people and places. Hear phrases spoken in regional accents. This is a great site for those of us who have never made it "home" to Scotland.|
|Commonwealth War Graves Commision||Searchable database of British Commonwealth soldiers who died in action up to the end of the Second World War. Includes transcripts of memorial inscriptions.|
|National Archives||Canadian Federal Government records. Includes records of First World War soliders, Western Land Grants (1870-1930), Index to1871 Census (Ontario), and images of the Canadian census for 1851, 1901, 1906 (Western Canada only), and 1911, all available through the Library's Canadian Genealogy Centre.|
|Canadian Virtual War Memorial||Sponsored by the Canadian Government's Veterans Affairs office, this site has information about the graves and memorials of Canadians who gave their lives for their country, including those who died on peacekeeping missions since Korea. There are also short biographies and digital images of some of the soldiers. You can contribute photos and stories of any of the soldiers who belong to you.|
|Canada GenWeb Project||Canadian Genealogy sites, sorted by province. Links to lots of other Canadian genealogy resources.|
|General Register Office (Scotland)||Information about access to modern birth, marriage and death records from the Scots government. Go here if you are looking for Scots who were born, married or who have died since 1902, 1927, or 1952, respectively.|
|Scotland's People||Old parish register (1533 to 1854) and Civil
Registration records of births, christenings, marriages and deaths in
Scotland. Civil registration began in 1855, and you can either download
or order photocopies of birth registrations up to 1902, marriages to
1927, and deaths to 1952. Access to the sites is free, and there is a
free search to find out if your name appears in the database, but there
is a fee to see the index or to download the actual record.
Wills and inventories registered at various Scottish courts, from before 1600 to about 1885. More wills up to 1901 on the way. Documents are scanned "as is" and are not transcribed or indexed. You can search for a name for free, but there is a fee to see/download a document.
|RootsWeb||The granddaddy of free genealogy web sites. Almost anything you ever wanted to know about genealogy is available here somewhere.|
|Who is Hosting This Resources||Thanks to Ms Miller's Community Group for this reference. Basic information on how to search, what to look for, and how to evaluate genealogical data and records. The links connect to United States records, but the simple, straight-forward explanations will apply anywhere.|
|Family Search Internet Genealogy Service||Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) searchable on-line database of Scottish Church records, IGI entries, and family trees that other users have submitted.|
|Northern Tech Diver||Underwater pictures of shipwrecks in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Diver training at all levels.|
|Victoria BMD (Maxi)||Victoria State (Australia) Department of Justice searchable database for births (1836-1924), marriages (to 1939) and deaths (to 1985). This link goes to the "Maxi" homepage, where you can choose "Services," then "Perform Search." A free search tells you if the name you want is in the database, but there is a fee to see the names. The on-line order form doesn't seem to work for non-Australian addresses. See the NSW registry (below) for postal addresses.|
|New South Wales BMD Registry||Searchable on-line database of births, marriages and deaths in New South Wales, Australia. Search is free, but there is a fee if you want to order a certificate. Links also to sites of other Australian and international registries.|
|The Virtual Gramophone||National Library of Canada site. Listen to recordings from the 78-rpm era. Currently, music from 1900 to the end of the First World War has been archived here, but there are plans to copy the entire 78-rpm era, which lasted until about the mid-1950's.|
|Global Genealogy||Canadian source of genealogy books, software and maps. Global also has archival storage supplies for storing old documents, books, photographs, etc.|
|Statistical Accounts of Scotland||Statistical accounts for each parish in Scotland, usually written by the local minister. Both the "Old" account (1790's) and the "New" account (1840's) are available, but the pages have all been stored as photographic images so the page turning is rather slow.|
|Electric Canadian||Alistair McIntyre's site about "everything Canadian." Lots of links to just about anything you want to know about Canada.|
|Electric Scotland||The site's introduction begins: "Electric Scotland is a very large site mostly about the history of Scotland, the Scots and Scots-Irish and people and places around the world of Scottish descent." This about says it all.|
|History of Scotland||Thanks
to Mrs. Murphy's 2012 History class at Elwood Union Free School District
for this link and the two following.
An overview of Scotland's history, suitable for young students, with links to other resources on the same subject.
|Scottish Language||Dictionary of the Scottish Language, giving spelling, pronunciation and meanings of Scots words from the 12th century to the present. Scots was/is spoken mainly in the southern part of Scotland (Lowlands), and should not be confused with the Gaelic, more commonly spoken in the Highlands and Islands. Scots is a legitimate language in its own right but because many of its words are similar to their English counterparts, its speakers were often considered to be backward and ill-educated. Indeed, Scots was often known as "the Doric," which means "rural," and as late as the 1970s, some Scottish schoolchildren were punished for speaking Scots in school instead of English.|
|Scottish Traditions||On the "Official Gateway to Scotland" site, this page has short "sound bite" type descriptions of some of the best-known Scots traditions.|