Research Your Roots
Discover more about the Scot in you
In a hectic modern world, where everything is needed yesterday, people are increasingly fascinated by questions such as 'who am I?' and 'where do I come from?’
Tracing your family history is a great way to help you answer these questions and to allow yourself to connect with your own personal history. The research you do will take you on a journey of discovery that leads you to explore the lives and times of ancestors who lived hundreds of years ago - and perhaps even thousands of miles away - in circumstances which are all but unimaginable today.
Retracing the footsteps of your ancestors will not only bring the past to life, it will also make your home coming the most dynamic and exciting experience of your life.
From the meaning of surnames to the jobs our ancestors did, this section of ancestralscotland.com will help you explore your Scottish roots. Then it is a small step to making your own ancestral journey home to Scotland.