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About the Scottish Group

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The Scottish Special Interest Group was formed to help members with their Scottish research.


Meetings are held quarterly on designated Sundays in February, May, August and November with starting times of 2pm. All our meetings are held at May St Bayswater. We invite all WAGS members who have an interest in Scotland and Scottish resources to come along, bringing your questions and research successes. With the range of experience amongst the Group, you can look forward to interesting and informative sessions.

Workshops and Seminars

Workshops and Seminars are conducted from time to time according to requests from our Group participants.

Newsletter: The Scottish Forum

Our group newsletter is published quarterly, with a subscription of $10:00 AUD per annum due by 30 April. It aims to provide up to date genealogical news from within the Group, WA, Australia and in Scotland.  We're always open to suggestions, and especially submissions. Country members are particularly invited to send in articles or general research questions. Back copies are available below, in PDf format.


Last Updated on Thursday, 06 August 2015 17:23

Contacts & next meeting SCT

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Convenor:        Karen Tregenza

Email:                  SIGS Contacts - Convenors - Scottish SIG

Next Meeting/s - Have a look at:


 All meetings start at 2.00 pm at 48 May Street, Bayswater

 Meeting Dates for 2019

Sunday, 17 February 2019 - Personal Research & Queries

Sunday, 19 May 2019 - AGM and Using Scotland's People Effectively

Sunday, 18 August 2019 - Personal Research - Units 5 and 6

Sunday, 17 November 2019 - TBA




Last Updated on Saturday, 03 August 2019 14:00

Websites for Scottish Research

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Scotlands People - A Pay to use Site with BMD registrations, Old Parish Records, Catholic Registers, Valuation Rolls, Census, and Wills and Testaments. A "must use" for any Scottish researcher. 

Scotland's Places - this site now offers free access to collections of historical tax rolls, ordnance survey name books, 1st and 2nd edition 6-inch and 25-inch OS map series and a range of archaeological and historical monument data. Tax rolls include volumes such as Land Tax (1645-1831), Hearth Tax (1641-1695), Horse Tax (1785-1798), Window Tax (1748-1798) and many more.

The Scottish Genealogy Society - based in Edinburgh, helps with research into Scottish family and local history. Run by volunteers, they can advise you at all stages in your research.

ScotsFind - Scottish Genealogy - produces computer-searchable genealogical databases from old Scottish records. Access to all databases is free. ScotsFind.org website is down and has been for a while, but in the meantime you can access the information from the Internet Archive Wayback Machine cached version here: ScotsFind Internet Archive

Statistical Accounts of Scotland - covering the 1790s and the 1830s, these Accounts are based largely on information supplied by each parish church minister, the original (First) Statistical Account and the New (Second) Statistical Account provide a rich record of a wide variety of topics: wealth, class and poverty; climate, agriculture, fishing and wildlife; population, schools, and the moral health of the people.

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 August 2019 14:06


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