National Records of Scotland

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Research Guides

Research Guides

Browse our research guides A-Z or read about the range of records we hold in historical records: an overview.

Researching People

Find out what records are useful for researching people, for example for family history or biography.

Researching Places

Find information about researching places and how a knowledge of administrative geography can help you search effectively.