Country, now part of the United Kingdom, located on the British Isles. Derived from an ancient kingdom (established 843) with a long parliamentary history (from 1293) that entered Union with England in 1701.

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Run away to join the army

I have my gggrandfather's military service record from the National Archives at Kew, showing his Royal Garrison Artillery service in the Crimean War. It gives his place of birth as Montrose, Scotland ...
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Kennedy Ancestors

Is there any records for Archibald Kennedy and Catherine Hunter, parents of South African progenitor John Hunter Kennedy, born about 1803. (He could be from Aberdeen, Scotland)
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Ancestry.com tree correctness for Anthony White, B 1700 Luenbeg, Scotland. Wife - Mary Ralston

I realize that ancestry.com is a mix of user input and archived records, but as a programmer I firmly believe in the GIGO theory (Garbage in, garbage out). I have gone through hints and trees, and I ...
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What word appears after after the birthdate of this Scottish record?

I hope this is not something obvious... I have tried to figure out what the word following the birthdate here is: "Patrick Dunlop shepherd in Brukside and Jean Wood his spouse had a son baptized named ...
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Where to find Edinburgh apprenticeship records for 1840s?

My ancestor, William Slight, was born about 1829/30 in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland to James Slight (a Mason) and Elizabeth Boyd. From the 1851 England Census he was working in Southampton as ...
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Is there an alternative to the National Archive of Scotland for 19th century Scottish prison records?

The prison records for Scotland are available in the National Archives of Scotland. Are there alternative online sources for some of these? (I'm in Australia, so tripping to Edinburgh isn't an option ...
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How were illegitimate sons raised in Scotland in the late 1800s?

My great grandfather was apparently an illegitimate child, the oldest of the family, and it has been said that back in the day (1877, Scotland) it was common practice for such children to be raised by ...
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Why are there multiple Parishes listed for Births & Baptisms in Scotlands People?

When searching ScotlandsPeople it sometimes seems to list two parishes together. For example: Urquhart and Glenmoriston Old or West Kilpatrick Ardnamurchan and Strontian or Sunart Why would this ...
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How do I find my 4th great grandfather's Scottish parents?

Rear Admiral Donald Campbell 1752-1819 was a contemporary of Nelson's & also served with the Portuguese Navy. I can trace his career, and death, and there is a memorial to him in the Garrison ...
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Tracking ancestors to Scotland

I have a couple of ancestors from Scotland. So far I only have England Census entries from the 19th century, the name "Peter Hogg" isn't too common, however since this is the male line I want more ...
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Reliability of houseofnames.com: searching for possible Mayflower descendant

My grandfather has told me for years that us members of the Briscoe family are directly related to a doctor that came to this country aboard the Mayflower. He said that in his attic somewhere are ...
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Hunting for Robert Whyte b. 1846 in Scotland

I am hunting for Robert Whyte, b. 26 Sept 1846 possibly in Methven, Scotland. He wrote he was "from" Methven in his Ontario, Canada wedding license. But maybe he was born elsewhere, possibly Stirling. ...
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Tracing fathers of illegitimate children in Scotland in the 1870's?

In the Scottish Borders in the 19th Century, a significant percentage of children were illegitimate (no father was named on the birth certificate). What sources (courts, churches, etc) exist for ...