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Borders FHS members websites

Blair, Robert ( of Australia) Includes extensive genealogies for several Borders families.

Carmels Scottish Roots Family Tree of Elliot, Purves, Bell, and Mitchell families.

Extended Family Tree of Lorna Henderson Surnames: SINTON, WIGHT, FAIRBAIRN, DAVIDSON, RUNCIMAN and more ...

McVittie Family Tree McVittie Family web site: Langholm, Ewes, Hawick, Canada and New Zealand. ~

Family History Research

Cemetery Transcription Library Search cemetery records from around the world.

Clan Fraser Society Scotland UK A Clan Society with its Scots origins in the Borders.

Dunse History Society Duns and its people have a long rich history.

Family Tree Resources Family Tree Resources to help you with your family history research.

Family Tree Searcher Search for family trees at multiple online genealogy databases.

Firth Home Information on the Firth surname.

Free Genealogy Search Help for Google Helps create genealogy searches using the Google search engine.

Genealogy Gateway Large number of links to genealogical websites.

Genealogy: Advice for Effective Searches Answer a series of simple questions and get free, customised advice.

GENUKI UK & Ireland Home page Contents

GENUKI UK & Ireland Main page

GENUKI Scottish Counties Links to Scottish county websites.

Heritage Hub Website of the Scottish Borders Archive and Local History Centre.

My Truth Lies in the Ruins Wars for National Independence for Scotland - 13th and 14th centuries.

National Records of Scotland Main archive for sources of the history of Scotland Britain’s most extensive digital historical map archive.

Rosemary’s Family Tree Lawries, Gows, Cobbans, Urquharts from Scotland to Canada, Australia.

ScotlandGenWeb Project Compilation of resources in the public domain.

Talking Scot Scottish genealogical website with a discussion forum and various links.

The Border Reivers Website The story of the Reivers and their families on both sides of the Border.

The Genealogy Home Page Compendium of genealogical links and resources.

the Sweet family History of the Sweets from the Borders (Yetholm) to Glasgow.

William Ernest McKenzie genealogy McKenzie family and 2,500 relatives.

One Name Studies

Blackadder History A reference point for researchers of Blackadder Family history.

Clan Scott Scotland Collect and preserve the history and traditions of Clan Scott.

Dun & Dunn Surnames Genealogical information on Dun and Dunn families originating in Scotland.

Other Family History Societies

Caithness Family History Society Family History and Local History in Caithness with open and members only areas.

Central Scotland Family History Society The website of the Central Scotland FHS.

Glasgow & West of Scotland FHS Glasgow & West of Scotland FHS

SAFHS Links to other Family History Societies in Scotland.

Other sites of interest

Abbey St Bathans, Bonkyl & Preston Community Council Information about the council, minutes, links and local events.

Border Events Events in and around the Borders.

Borders Journeys Guided tours of the Scottish Borders and genealogical research.

Borders Villages Location, brief history, and other notes on a few villages in the Borders.

Coldingham Village Community web site for Coldingham village, Berwickshire.

Denholm Village Site about the village of Denholm, Scotland.

Electric Scotland Scottish genealogical and other resources.

Fraser and Barron family Small website of a Fraser family.

Helen Scott Diary 1879 and 1872 diary posting for Helen Scott, Selkirk.

Langholm Archive Centre The activities of Langholm Archive Group, Langholm.

National Library of Scotland - Maps Town Plans / Views, 1580s-1940s.

Old Gala Club Galashiels local history - superb collection of old photos.

Royal Burgh of Selkirk Web Site Town site for the Royal Burgh of Selkirk, Scotland.

Rutherford Family Tree Descendents of Thomas Rutherford (left Ancrum for Canada, 1834).

Scottish Borders Council Local council site.

Social Enterprise Chamber Signposting to social enterprise resources. Borders Family History Society is a social enterprise.

The History of Eckford Parish Originally a history compiled by the SWRI, now with photos and a forum.

Unlock the Past Promotion of history, genealogy and heritage in Australia and New Zealand.