This is collection of resources designed to assist those wishing to trace their Scottish Ancestry. We are very lucky in Scotland to have a fairly good system of records for those wishing to trace their family histories. Compulsory registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages was introduced in 1855 and these records are accessible and held by the General Register Office for Scotland. The GRO(S) also hold parish registers before that (the earliest is Errol in Perthshire which goes back to…
The recording of births, marriages and deaths was started in 1837 and is one of the most significant resources for genealogical research. The transcribing of the records is carried out by teams of dedicated volunteers and contains index information for the period 1837-1983. PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE NOT YET TRANSCRIBED THE WHOLE INDEX.
Tasmanian Convict Index This comprehensive index of all convicts transported to Tasmania and those who were convicted (through the convict system) in the colony was created by indexing all original records we hold from the beginning of transportation in 1804 until 1853 when transportation ceased. The latest entry in the database for the locally convicted convicts is 1893. About 76,000 people are indexed.
Genealogy Research vs. Privacy Restriction (researching vital records, births, deaths and marriages)