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"Sutherland, maritime co. in the extreme N. of Scotland; is bounded W. and N. by the Atlantic Ocean, E. by Caithness and the Moray Firth, and S. by the Dornoch Firth and Ross and Cromarty; greatest length, NW. and SE., 63 miles; greatest breadth, NE. and SW., 60 miles; area, 1,297,846 ac., pop. 23,370. The N. and NW. coasts are bold and rocky, some of the cliff scenery being remarkably grand, but along the Moray Firth the ground is generally low and sandy."
from John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles 1887

Genuki - Sutherland
Genuki is the largest collection of research information
on the net for UK
Neighbouring Counties
Caithness, Ross & Cromarty
Sutherland GenWeb
maintained by volunteers in an effort to help researchers
find local resources and reference information
Archives and Libraries

National Archives of Scotland

Highland Council Archive has official records of Sutherland

National Library of Scotland
Sutherland Message Board
post and read about Sutherland genealogy with other researchers
Local Genealogy Societies & Groups
Cyndi's List - Sutherland
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
Sutherland Parish Registers
21,700 records including baptisms/christenings, burials, marriages, tombstone inscriptions, obituaries, tax lists and wills
War Memorials
Roll-of-Honour - Sutherland
Sutherland 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 - Sutherland
1841-1891 Census transcriptions by volunteers

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