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Scottish Roots - Searching for your family history in Scotland

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Duart Castle, Isle of Mull Did your family leave Scotland for further afield? Are you convinced that you have a Scottish heritage? Whether you're from Scotland or returning to search for your roots, this site provides you with all the information you need.

Step by step, we'll help you develop your research. From the earliest stages of Getting Started - through to developing your investigations in Further Steps - we'll help you trawl your past. Initial Sources and Digging Deeper look at specific resources and our regular Feature looks at developments as they happen. The Histories section offers you tales of genealogical research to inspire you!

Liz Mazonowicz is one of those who got the genealogy bug only recently:

Emigrants arrive in Canada, 1911"My family history has always teased me. I used to look at old photos, wondering who the people were, and thinking to myself: 'One of these days I'll find out.' I really only expected it would be something I'd dip into to satisfy some curiosity about a generation or two back. I had not realised that it is totally addictive - there's all these strange dramas and scandals falling out of the cupboards. It's this marvellous soap opera, except they are real people and you're related to them. I got completely and utterly hooked."

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