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West Lothian Genealogy


"Linlithgowshire (or West Lothian), maritime co. in SE. of Scotland; is bounded N. by Firth of Forth, SE. by Edinburghshire, and W. by Lanarkshire and Stirlingshire; greatest length, NE. and SW., 19 miles; greatest breadth, E. and W., 14 miles; area, 76,806 ac., pop. 43,510. The coast is low; the surface is varied, but there are few hills of any height; the chief rivers are the Avon on the W. and the Almond on the E. border."
from John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles 1887
Genuki - West Lothian
Genuki is the largest collection of research information
on the net for UK
Neighbouring Counties
Lanarkshire, Stirlingshire
West Lothian GenWeb
maintained by volunteers in an effort to help researchers
find local resources and reference information
Archives and Libraries

National Archives of Scotland

West Lothian Archives

National Library of Scotland

West Lothian Local History Library

West Lothian Message Board
post and read about West Lothian genealogy with other researchers
Local Genealogy Societies & Groups
Cyndi's List - West Lothian
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
West Lothian Parish Registers
range in date from the early 1500s to the mid- to late-1800s.
Some non-parish records may be included from as early as the twelfth century
War Memorials
Roll-of-Honour - West Lothian
West Lothian 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 - West Lothian
1841-1891 Census transcriptions by volunteers

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