Seeking birth record for John Shaw Mckay born 1915 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland

How can I trace my family history in Scotland?

For original documents such as birth, death and marriage and census records you should contact the National Records of Scotland. You will also find sources such as wills, trial papers and some estate and church records there.

Can you search Scottish records on Ancestry?

You can search all birth records that are over 100 years old, marriage records over 75 and death records over 50 on the ScotlandsPeople government website, although you have to purchase credits to access the records. You can also search all Scottish ancestry records at the ScotlandsPeople Centre in Edinburgh.

What is the best ancestry site for Scotland?

The best online Scottish ancestry websites

  • ScotlandsPeople. …
  • FamilySearch. …
  • Scottish Indexes. …
  • SAFHS. …
  • ScotlandsPlaces. …
  • NLS Maps. …
  • Scottish Military Research Group. …
  • Scottish Mining.

Does ancestry UK include Scottish records?

Our database of Scottish Parish Registers contain birth, christening, marriage, death, and burial records. Begin your research in our largest database of parish and court records from England.

Where can I find Scottish birth records?

Use the irishgenealogy.ie website to search for online copies of indexes to civil records of births (1864–1916), marriages (1845–1941) and deaths (1864–1966) and of the registers of births (1864–1916), marriages (1870–1941) and deaths (1878–1966).

How do I find my family tree in Scotland for free?

The 10 Best (Mostly Free) Scottish Genealogy Sites for Finding Your Ancestors

  1. The National Library of Scotland Newspapers – PAID and FREE. …
  2. National Records of Scotland – FREE. …
  3. The National Archives of Scotland – FREE. …
  4. The National Library of Scotland – FREE. …
  5. The National Library of Scotland Maps – FREE.

How can I find birth records for free UK?

The historical birth and death index – births over 100 years old and deaths up to 1957 (those records that have been digitised) are available to search free of charge, via the GRO website at www.gov.uk/ bmdcertificates. You can also visit www.freebmd.org.uk which contains a transcription of the index from 1837 to 1983.

How do I find out my grandfather’s date of birth?

8 Alternative Sources To Find Your Ancestor’s Birth Date

  1. The Family Bible. Ok, I know…. …
  2. Church and Baptismal Records. Linville Creek Baptist Church (Source: Ancestry.com) …
  3. Census Records. …
  4. Death certificates. …
  5. Wills. …
  6. Guardianship records. …
  7. Sexton records/gravestones. …
  8. Tax records.

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