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Borders FHS members websites

Blackadder The Whole Damn Dynasty Website of the Blackadder Family
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~blacader/

Blair, Robert ( of Australia) Includes extensive genealogies for several Borders families.
http://www.users.on.net/rdblair

Brewis One - Name Study Searchable database of many Borders names.
http://www.brewis.org

Bunyan Family Bunyan genealogy website.
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/cameron.bunyan/

Carmels Scottish Roots Family Tree of Elliot, Purves, Bell, and Mitchell families.
http://homepage.eircom.net/~carmelitaj

Davidsons of Innerleithen Davidson Family History - Roots Web.
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/~davidson_gj/

Descendants of James Dumma Several generations of descendants of James Dumma, born 1790 in Kelso, Scotland.
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/d/u/m/Shirley-I-Dumma/

Descendants of Thomas Rutherford Descendants of Thomas Rutherford born 1812 in Ancrum, Scotland.
http://www.rutherford.ca

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

McVittie Family Tree McVittie Family web site: Langholm, Ewes, Hawick, Canada and New Zealand.
http://www.mcvittie.co.uk

Reynolds Family Reynolds / Purves Family Genealogy Information
http://www.impulse.net/~creynold/index.htm

Team Liddell (and others) DNA Study Genetic Study of Liddesdale derived surname families.
http://www.geocities.com/TeamLiddellDNA

The Lillies Of Langton The family history of a Borders blacksmith.
http://www.berwickshire-lillies.co.uk

the Sweet family History of the Sweets from the Borders (Yetholm) to Glasgow.
http://www.thesweetfamily.co.uk

Village of Allan Descendants of William Allan, born 1825.
http://www.freewebs.com/allanton/

Welcome Scottish Lowland researchers Various information relating to Borders counties, East Lothian, and Midlothian.
http://www.geocities.com/elnalexjoe/lowlands.html

William Ernest McKenzie genealogy McKenzie family and 2,500 relatives.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~wemckenzie


Family History DNA Projects

Elliott (And Border Reivers) DNA Project A Y-chromosome DNA study of the Anglo-Scottish Border families.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gallgaedhil

FAIRBAIRN Surname DNA Project DNA Project for the FAIRBAIRN, FAIRBURN, FREEBAIRN Surnames
http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/f/fairbairn/

RUNCIMAN Surname DNA Project DNA Project for the RUNCIMAN (and variants) surname
http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/r/runciman/

SINTON Surname DNA Project DNA Project for all SINTON surnames
http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/s/sinton/

WIGHT Surname DNA Project DNA Project for the WIGHT Surname
http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/wight


Family History Research

Ancestral Scotland Search. Family history research centered on the Scottish Borders.
http://www.ancestralscotlandsearch.co.uk

Back to the Borders Borders Ancestral Tourism Forum
http://www.backtotheborders.com/Home.aspx

Beatty Project 2000 Surname of Beattie/Beatty Research.
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~bp2000/main.htm

Brian and Linda Urquhart Genealogy of Brian and Linda Urquhart. Includes Laing, Reaume, Murray, Davidson, Flynn, Machon, Parsons.
http://www.uwindsor.ca/urquhart

British Genealogy Free advice pages and family history forum.
http://www.british-genealogy.com

Cemetery Transcription Library Search cemetery records from around the world.
http://www.interment.net

Clan Armstrong Trust Anything to do with the Armstrong Clan.
http://www.armstrongclan.org.uk

Clan Fraser Society Scotland UK A Clan Society with its Scots origins in the Borders.
http://www.fraserclan.net

Cornish Forefathers A Cornish site to help track down your Cornish family history and ancestry.
http://www.cornish-forefathers.com

Dunse History Society Duns and its people have a long rich history.
http://www.dunsehistorysociety.co.uk

Fairbairn Family Fairbairn Family of Cove, Cockburnspath and Eyemouth.
http://www.fairbairnfamily.webeden.co.uk

Family BMD A step by step guide to tracing your family history.
http://www.familybmd.com

Family Tree Searcher Search for family trees at multiple online genealogy databases.
http://www.familytreesearcher.com

Firth Home Information on the Firth surname.
http://members.tripod.com/firth_home/index.htm

Free Genealogy Search Help for Google Helps create genealogy searches using the Google search engine.
http://www.genealogy-search-help.com/index.html

Genealogy Gateway Large number of links to genealogical websites.
http://www.gengateway.com

Genealogy Guide Useful advice regarding family history and ancestry in the UK.
http://www.genealogy-guide.org.uk

Genealogy: Advice for Effective Searches Answer a series of simple questions and get free, customised advice.
http://www.genealogy-search-advice.com

General Register Office for Scotland Historical births, marriages, and deaths records search
http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/grosweb/grosweb.nsf/pages/famrec

GENUKI UK & Ireland Main page
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/

GENUKI UK & Ireland Home page Contents
http://www.genuki.org.uk/indexes/GENUKIcontents.html

GENUKI Scottish Counties Links to Scottish county websites.
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/sct/index.html

Heritage Hub Website of the Scottish Borders Archive and Local History Centre.
http://www.heartofhawick.co.uk/heritagehub

My Truth Lies in the Ruins Wars for National Independence for Scotland - 13th and 14th centuries.
http://www.mytruthliesintheruins.com/pages/1/index.htm

National Archives of Scotland Main archive for sources of the history of Scotland
http://www.nas.gov.uk

Old-maps.co.uk Britain’s most extensive digital historical map archive.
http://www.old-maps.co.uk

Paxton Kin Births and Marriages of Paxtons.
http://www.paxtonkin.com

Purvis Family Tree History of the Purvis\Purves Family in England and Scotland.
http://www.apperley.demon.co.uk

Rosemary’s Family Tree Lawries, Gows, Cobbans, Urquharts from Scotland to Canada, Australia.
http://radyer.tribalpages.com

ScotlandGenWeb Project Compilation of resources in the public domain.
http://www.scotlandgenweb.org/

Scots Origins Place name search Search by place name and find out in which parishes and counties, that place is located. Useful when trying to find someone on the census records or just find out where an ancestors street or town was located.
http://www.scotsorigins.com

Scottish (Church) Ministers Scottish Ministers from 16th to 20th century - Lothian and Tweeddale, Merse and Teviotdale, Dumfries & Galloway.
http://www.dwalker.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Ministers%20Index.htm

Scottish Genealogy News and Events (SGNE) The very latest news of interest to the Scottish based genealogist.
http://www.scottishancestry.blogspot.com

Talking Scot Scottish genealogical website with a discussion forum and various links.
http://www.talkingscot.com

The Ainslie Family Details of births,deaths and marriages(some photos) of the Ainslie Family.
http://www.tribalpages.com/tribes/antymgt

The Border Reivers Website The story of the Reivers and their families on both sides of the Border.
http://www.borderreivers.co.uk

The Genealogy Home Page Compendium of genealogical links and resources.
http://www.genhomepage.com

The Mabons Family tree of the Mabon family.
http://www.themabons.co.uk

The UK Genealogy Interests Directory The UK Genealogy Interests Directory allows you to link up with other genealogists.
http://www.ukgid.com

Whitsome Lists 1-place study of the Berwickshire parish of Whitsome & Hilton including gravestone inscriptions.
http://tudl1375.home.xs4all.nl


One Name Studies

Blackadder History A reference point for researchers of Blackadder Family history.
http://www.blackadder-history.com

Dun & Dunn Surnames Genealogical information on Dun and Dunn families originating in Scotland.
http://www.Dun.org.uk


Other Family History Societies

Anglo-Scottish FHS Scottish Marriage Index - persons born in Scotland who married outside Scotland.
http://www.mlfhs.org.uk/AngloScots/

Caithness Family History Society Family History and Local History in Caithness with open and members only areas.
http://www.caithnessfhs.org.uk

Central Scotland Family History Society The website of the Central Scotland FHS.
http://www.csfhs.org.uk

Family History Society of Buchan An FHS covering the old Buchan area of Aberdeenshire and Banff.
http://www.fhsb.org.uk

Glasgow & West of Scotland FHS Glasgow & West of Scotland FHS
http://www.gwsfhs.org.uk

Highland Family History Society Family history and related subjects in the Highlands of Scotland.
http://www.highlandfamilyhistorysociety.org

SAFHS Links to other Family History Societies in Scotland.
http://www.safhs.org.uk


Other sites of interest

Abbey St Bathans, Bonkyl & Preston Community Council Information about the council, minutes, links and local events.
http://www.abpcc.org

Border Events Events in and around the Borders.
http://www.borderevents.com

Borders Chat A community forum for the Scottish Borders.
http://www.borderschat.com

Borders Journeys Guided tours of the Scottish Borders and genealogical research.
http://www.bordersjourneys.co.uk

Borders Villages Location, brief history, and other notes on a few villages in the Borders.
http://www.the-scottish-villages.co.uk

Coldingham Village Community web site for Coldingham village, Berwickshire.
http://www.coldingham.info

Denholm Village Site about the village of Denholm, Scotland.
http://www.denholmvillage.co.uk

Discover the Borders Places of interest to visit in the Borders.
http://www.discovertheborders.co.uk

Electric Scotland Scottish genealogical and other resources.
http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/scotroot.htm

Family Genealogy Free articles on how to research your family genealogy.
http://www.learnyourgenealogy.com

Family History Quests Free information with online shopping for all your genealogy needs.
http://www.familyhistoryquests.co.uk

Fraser and Barron family Small website of a Fraser family.
http://www.graemefraser.net

Hawick, Scotland Website for town of Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland.
http://www.teribus.com

Kath and Dixies Genealogy Links List of useful genealogy sites.
http://www.jjackks.freeserve.co.uk/genlink.htm

Kelso, Scotland Website for town of Kelso, Scotland.
http://www.kelso.bordernet.co.uk

Langholm Archive Centre The activities of Langholm Archive Group, Langholm.
http://www.langholmarchivecentre.org.uk/

Lauderdale Development Trust Developing economic, environmental and social resources in Lauderdale.
http://www.lauderdaledevtrust.org.uk

Maxton Parish, Scottish Borders Parish Website with Guestbook.
http://www.maxton.bordernet.co.uk

Melrose Pipe Band Championships Results and photos of annual championships held in Melrose, Scotland.
http://www.melrosepipebandchampionships.co.uk

National Library of Scotland - Maps Ordnance Survey town plans 1847-1895.
http://www.nls.uk/digitallibrary/map/townplans/index.html

Ninja Family History Directory of many (not just family history) sites including some links not found elsewhere.
http://www.NINJAJ.COM/familyhistory

Old Gala Club Galashiels local history - superb collection of old photos.
http://www.oldgalaclub.org.uk

Our Scottish Borders The site promotes living, working, studying, visiting in the Scottish Borders.
http://www.ourscottishborders.com

Royal Burgh of Selkirk Web Site Town site for the Royal Burgh of Selkirk, Scotland.
http://www.selkirk.bordernet.co.uk

Scottish Borders Council Local council site.
http://www.scotborders.gov.uk

Scottish Gypsies History of gypsies in Scotland.
http://www.scottishgypsies.co.uk

Scottish Local History Forum Umbrella organisation for all interested in local history in Scotland.
http://www.slhf.gcal.ac.uk

Selkirk OnLine Your one-stop window into the community of Selkirk, Scotland.
http://www.selkirkonline.org

Social Enterprise Chamber Signposting to social enterprise resources. Borders Family History Society is a social enterprise.
http://www.sbsec.org.uk

The History of Eckford Parish Originally a history compiled by the SWRI, now with photos and a forum.
http://www.eckford.org.uk

Torbay Lodge Guest House Excellent base for family research providing wireless internet access
http://www.torbaylodge.co.uk

Unlock the Past Promotion of history, genealogy and heritage in Australia and New Zealand.
http://www.unlockthepast.com.au