Scotland Family History Societies(S-Z)

This section lists Scottish associations from Shetland to West Lothian providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County and other Societies

Shetland Family History Society

A map showing the location of parishes in Shetland is on the site.  These include:

  • Aithsting
  • Burra
  • Cunningsburgh
  • Delting
  • Dunrossness
  • Lerwick
  • Lunnasting
  • Mid & South Yell
  • Nesting
  • Quarff
  • Sandsting
  • Sandwick
  • Tingwall
  • Whitness and Weisdale

Many publications are available, which incorporate: 

  • Back Issues of their Journal
  • Census Returns
  • Dedication Booklets
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Shetland Pre-1855 Parish Sources for Genealogists
  • Shetland Surnames

Tay Valley Family History Society

The association has a Research Centre where many archives are accessible, which include Genealogical Reference Books, Local and National Census Returns and Old Parish Registers relating to the Local Area. 

Many volumes are accessible, which incorporate:

  • Burgess Rolls
  • Burials
  • Censuses
  • Church Registers
  • Court Records
  • Deeds
  • Examination Rolls
  • Hearth Tax Records
  • Jacobites Records
  • Maps
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Military Books
  • Photographs
  • School and University Registers
  • Scots Overseas
  • Wills

A full list of volumes available for sale is on their site.


Troon and Ayrshire Family History Society

The association has a Library where a number of archives are available.

Many publications are available for sale, which comprise:

  • Ayrshire War Memorials
  • Ayrshire Burials
  • Ayrshire News 1788-1799, 1800-1810, 1811-1820 and 1821-1830: Extracts from the Papers of Walter C Clearie
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Censuses
  • Deaths and Burials
  • The Hammerman of Irvine
  • Memorial Inscriptions

West Lothian Family History Society

A list of Towns and Villages in West Lothian is on the site, along with a list of Parishes and War Memorials/Rolls of Honour.

A number of publications are available for sale, which comprise:

  • 1851 Census Indexes
  • Brewers and Breweries of Linlithgowshire
  • Burials
  • Cholera in West Lothian
  • Inventory of Graveyards
  • Minute by Minute - The Royal Burgh of Linlithgow (Extracts from Town Council Minute Books 1739-1848)
  • Old Linlithgow
  • Winchburgh Railway Disaster 1862
  • The Winchburgh Murders