Web Sites

Family Search (FREE!)

Family Search is maintained by the Church of Latter Day Saints, also called the Mormon church. Their records are open to anyone, both online and at their facilities located throughout the country. You must create an online account to access records, but you are under no obligation to provide any information. While many of their records have been digitized and index, search the catalog as well to find resources that are digitized but not indexed or in microfilm form only. You can often order films from another library for viewing.


Ancestry.com (census and vital records of countries outside the US, e.g. Scotland, Ireland, the U.K. including England, Northern Ireland and Wales) can be purchased by subscription. If you need to research Scotland and the UK, you can upgrade to the World version of Ancestry.

Find My Past

Beyond some of the standard records, Find My Past has the largest collection of indexed British and Irish newspapers in the world.

Other Resources

Remember that not all information is available on the internet. At some point, you will need to consult a book or microfilm or visit a local site.

Have Ulster ancestors?

Try the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland. https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/proni

Ready to make the leap back to Scotland?

Scotland’s People http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ has census, births, deaths, marriages, deaths and burials.

To contact the Clan Lindsay Genealogist, please complete the Contact Us Form.