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Perthshire Genealogy


"Perthshire, east-midland co. of Scotland, bounded N. by Inverness-shire and Aberdeenshire, E. by Forfarshire, SE. by Fife and Kinross-shire, S. by Clackmannanshire and Stirlingshire, SW. by Stirlingshire and Dumbartonshire, and W. by Argyllshire; greatest length, E. and W., 72 miles; greatest breadth, N. and S., 60 miles; the detached portion (lying along the upper reach of the Firth of Forth, and separated from the main body by a belt of Fife and Clackmannanshire) is 6 miles by 4 miles; area, 1,617,808 ac.; pop. 129,007. Perthshire includes some of the grandest and most beautiful scenery in Scotland, combining features characteristic both of the Highlands and the Lowlands."
from John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles 1887
Genuki - Perthshire
Genuki is the largest collection of research information
on the net for UK
Neighbouring Counties
Iverness-shire, Aberdeenshire, Forfashire, Fife, Kinross-shire, Clackmannanshire
Perthshire GenWeb
maintained by volunteers in an effort to help researchers
find local resources and reference information
Archives and Libraries

National Archives of Scotland

A K Bell Library, Perth

National Library of Scotland

University of Dundee Library

Perthshire Message Board
post and read about Perthshire genealogy with other researchers
Local Genealogy Societies & Groups
Cyndi's List - Perthshire
largest private collection
of genealogy links on the web

Genealogy Record Sources

many of these sites can provide source record information of ancestors:
800 Million Name UK Database
search 800 million UK (including Scotland) records in over 60 individual databases
War Memorials
Roll-of-Honour - Perthshire
Perthshire war memorials and rolls of honour
General Register for Scotland - Scotlands People Database
Pay Per View - Government index of Scottish births and baptisms 1553-1904,
marriages 1553-1929 , deaths 1855 - 1954 and censuses 1871- 1901
Scottish Historical Records Database Search
search over 40 databases including 1841-1901 censuses, emigration records, passenger lists, city directories
links to cemetery transcriptions here
FreeCen - Perthshire
1841-1891 Census transcriptions by volunteers

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