The official government site for Scottish family history records. Includes BMDs, census records, parish records, wills and testaments, and more.

The National Archives

Official site of The National Archives, based at Kew, London. has worked with The National Archives on such projects as the digitisation of the 1911 census and the BT27 Passenger Lists.

The Society of Genealogists

The Society of Genealogists (SoG) is an educational charity that exists to 'promote, encourage, and foster the study, science and knowledge of genealogy'. The Society's premises in central London house the largest family history research library in the UK.

Findmypast has worked with the SoG on projects such as the Great Western Railway Shareholders index and the Civil Service Evidence of Age index.

Guild of One-Name Studies

The Guild of One-Name Studies is the world's leading organisation for one-name studies. A one-name study is a project researching facts about a surname and all the people who have held it.

Family Search

Free family history, family tree, and genealogy records and resources from around the world. Help create free public access to a US or England and Wales census by volunteering as an indexer in one of the Family Search projects. Find out more.


The Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS) is an educational charity representing over 200 societies throughout the world, including national, regional and one-name groups.

Findmypast has worked with the FFHS to move the records from its former website FamilyHistoryOnline to the findmypast Parish Records Collection.