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This section includes websites, radio programme, and periodical publishers' links. 

WEBSITES - These sites are among the best and most interesting to use for furthering research into Scottish family history. For more detailed research Members can make enquiries to the Durie Family Genealogist.
The world’s largest online resource for family history, documents and family trees
The site offers four billion records available to research taken from historical censuses of England, Wales and Scotland from 1841-1911; birth, marriage and death indexes from 1837-2005; extensive military records; passenger lists; and immigration and emigration records; also court, land, will and financial records and information from newspapers and periodicals.
National Records of Scotland
The official website of the National Records of Scotland (NRS). The NRS holds historical records created by businesses, landed estates, families, churches and other corporate bodies. Two related sites - and give access to other archives, public and private.
The National Library of Scotland
This is the world's leading research library for the study of Scotland and the Scots. Particularly interesting areas of this site are maps (back to the 1500s) and street and county directories
Scotland’s People - The official Scottish genealogy resource
This is one of the largest online sources of original genealogy information offering almost 80 million records for those researching UK genealogy, Scottish ancestry or for building a Scottish family tree. Information is taken from Scottish census records, Scottish wills, birth and death certificates.
Scotland’s Places – Make the connection.
Search across different national databases using geographic locations by place name, county or coordinates, or use the mapping in the website. Partners in this project include the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS), the National Archives of Scotland (NAS) and the National Library of Scotland (NLS). Resources displayed include maps and plans of places and public buildings, photographs of the built environment, archaeological reports on historic and prehistoric sites and manuscript records and printed books from millions of pages in government and private records, including historical tax rolls, lists of owners of land and heritages, and more.

The Heraldry Society of Scotland was founded in 1977 with the object of promoting the study of heraldry and encouraging its correct use in Scotland and overseas.
The Guild of One-Name Studies (Surnames-R-us!), the world's leading organisation for surname studies, is a charitable body bringing together those with an interest in one-name studies. Such studies are projects researching facts about a surname, all the people who have held it as opposed to a particular pedigree (the ancestors of one person) or descendancy (the descendants of one person or couple). 


Scots Magazine

The oldest magazine in the world still in publication. Discover the best of Scottish culture here!

Scotland Magazine

A bi-monthly magazine and online information source for all those who love Scottish history, heritage and travel,

The Highlander Magazine
Believed to be the oldest and most widely read Scottish-American community magazine covering all aspects of Scottish life, past and present. Each 80 page issue published every other month contains colourful articles on personalities, places and events in Scottish history plus reports on the activities of the Scottish-American community today.

The Scottish Banner
Advertised as the Scottish community's favourite international monthly publication specifically for ex-pat Scots or those with an interest in Scottish culture and tradition. Available for 36 years nationally across Australia, Canada, New Zealand and USA and by world-wide subscription service. The Scottish Banner offers stories on Scottish current affairs, history and heritage, genealogy, Scottish club and society news, event listings, piping features and much more. It publishes two distinct international editions each month, one for the Canadian and American Scottish market and one for Australia nd New Zealand   

Share your story

If you have a story or a history for us, please send as a Word Document or Plain Text by email, accessible from our Contact page. Photographs should be in Jpeg format (.jpg).

All information will be reviewed and may be used on the website and shared with the family genealogist.

We hope you will also help us build up our extended Family Tree -

There is an historical information section on Overseas Duries included in '750 Years of Duries' by Dr Bruce Durie. Click Here


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