Do you have relatives born in Scotland? Discover the details of their birth in this growing national collection of Scottish records compiled from a number of official and unofficial sources.
The detail contained in these records can vary, but you should find a combination of the following information:
This growing set of millions of records has been compiled from a number of sources, including local government indexes held by various councils and archives, volunteer & local family history society transcriptions, modern records and civil registers. Expect the collection to grow over the coming months as further records are collated, to create the last word in discovering your modern Scottish family.
Scottish Civil registration was introduced on 1 January 1855, under the direction of the Registrar General for Scotland. Under this new system, every birth was to be compulsorily recorded and the entries were kept at New Register House, Edinburgh.
Original copies of civil registers can also be seen in person in Edinburgh, and through the National Records of Scotland's ScotlandsPeople website.
Part of this collection has been created using new technology to index and create transcriptions from printed material. Although it can perform admirably, be aware that occasionally, transcriptions in fields may not be entirely perfect. Be prepared to use Wildcards to ensure you have the best possible chance of finding your ancestors.
These records will be updated regularly over the coming months from a variety of different sources, if you cannot find the person you are looking for, return again as the collection grows.