Regions & Counties
For administrative purposes, Scotland used to be divided up into counties and, within that, parishes. While counties have been replaced by a unitary system of local government, much of the information about clans, parishes, local studies and local family history libraries, archives, museums and heritage centres and family history societies is still organised by county.
To make your search easier, and your visit to Scotland more fulfilling, we have collected a lot of information together in this section.
Our Ancestral Welcome Scheme members can also provide you with details of local ancestral research resources and places to visit during your stay.