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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. ~

The Lillies Of Langton The family history of a Borders blacksmith.

Family History DNA Projects


RUNCIMAN Surname DNA Project DNA Project for the RUNCIMAN (and variants) surname

SINTON Surname DNA Project DNA Project for all SINTON surnames

WIGHT Surname DNA Project DNA Project for the WIGHT Surname

Family History Research

Brian and Linda Urquhart Genealogy of Brian and Linda Urquhart. Includes Laing, Reaume, Murray, Davidson, Flynn, Machon, Parsons.

Bunyan Family Bunyan genealogy website.

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.

Fairbairn Family Fairbairn Family of Cove, Cockburnspath and Eyemouth.

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 Guide Useful advice regarding family history and ancestry in the UK.

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

GENUKI UK & Ireland Main page

GENUKI UK & Ireland Home page Contents

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

Paxton Kin Births and Marriages of Paxtons.

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

ScotlandGenWeb Project Compilation of resources in the public domain.

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.

Scottish (Church) Ministers Scottish Ministers from 16th to 20th century - Lothian and Tweeddale, Merse and Teviotdale, Dumfries & Galloway.

Scottish Genealogy News and Events (SGNE) The very latest news of interest to the Scottish based genealogist.

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

The Ainslie Family Details of births,deaths and marriages(some photos) of the Ainslie Family.

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 Mabons Family tree of the Mabon family.

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

The UK Genealogy Interests Directory The UK Genealogy Interests Directory allows you to link up with other genealogists.

Village of Allan Descendants of William Allan, born 1825.

Whitsome Lists 1-place study of the Berwickshire parish of Whitsome & Hilton including gravestone inscriptions.

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

Anglo-Scottish FHS Scottish Marriage Index - persons born in Scotland who married outside Scotland.

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.

Family History Society of Buchan An FHS covering the old Buchan area of Aberdeenshire and Banff.

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

Highland Family History Society Family history and related subjects in the Highlands of Scotland.

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 Chat A community forum for the Scottish 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.

Discover the Borders Places of interest to visit in the Borders.

Electric Scotland Scottish genealogical and other resources.

Family Genealogy Free articles on how to research your family genealogy.

Family History Quests Free information with online shopping for all your genealogy needs.

Fraser and Barron family Small website of a Fraser family.

Hawick, Scotland Website for town of Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland.

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

Kath and Dixies Genealogy Links List of useful genealogy sites.

Kelso, Scotland Website for town of Kelso, Scotland.

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

Lauderdale Development Trust Developing economic, environmental and social resources in Lauderdale.

Maxton Parish, Scottish Borders Parish Website with Guestbook.

Melrose Pipe Band Championships Results and photos of annual championships held in Melrose, Scotland.

National Library of Scotland - Maps Ordnance Survey town plans 1847-1895.

Ninja Family History Directory of many (not just family history) sites including some links not found elsewhere.

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

Our Scottish Borders The site promotes living, working, studying, visiting in the Scottish Borders.

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.

Scottish Gypsies History of gypsies in Scotland.

Scottish Local History Forum Umbrella organisation for all interested in local history in Scotland.

Selkirk OnLine Your one-stop window into the community of Selkirk, Scotland.

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.

Torbay Lodge Guest House Excellent base for family research providing wireless internet access

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