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Scottish Indexes brings you a variety of Scottish genealogy records free for you to search. For a detailed list and coverage dates click here.

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Enter the forename(s) in the first box, and the surname in the second box.

Remember that spellings in historical records can vary widely, so use wildcards to help you find your ancestors. More

Less is often more! If you don’t find the result you are looking for try leaving this box blank or see our help section.

It is also worth noting that our birth, marriage and death indexes do not record occupations, so this search filter will not be applied to those record sets.

Remember that ages were not always recorded accurately in historical records. For example, the 1841 census rounded the ages of most adults! More

Enter a parish name in the first box; a county name in the second box; and a country name in the third box.

Not all records give a place of birth, so if you don’t find the result you are looking for try leaving some (or all) of these boxes blank.

This can be a useful tool to speed up the display of search results. If you find your advanced search is taking a long time to return results you can use this box to narrow your search to a few years at a time. By narrowing the year range you can also reduce the number of results when searching on common surnames.

Enter the forename(s) in the first box, and the surname in the second box.

This search filter will not be applied to the census. It will return results from the Sheriff Court Paternity Cases index and the Birth/Baptism index, as well as returning results from the index of Deaths/Burials in the relatively few entries where parental information was recorded on the original record.

Enter the forename(s) in the first box, and the surname in the second box.

This search filter will not be applied to the census. It will return results from the Banns/Marriage index, as well as returning results from the index of Deaths/Burials in the entries where information on the spouse was recorded on the original record (usually in the case of married women and widows).

Enter the address (a house or farm name, or a street) in the first box; a town/village or a parish name (but not both) in the second box; and a county or country name (but not both) in the third box.

Remember that less is often more! If you don’t find the result that you are looking for try leaving some (or all) of these boxes blank. See our help section.

Enter a parish name, court name or prison name in the first box; a county name in the second box; and a country name in the third box.

Remember that less is often more! If you don’t find the result that you are looking for try leaving some (or all) of these boxes blank. See our help section.