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Below are lists of links to websites that can help you help you with your research.

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Fife Resources

Cyndislist Fife Genealogy SitesLinks to many Fife resources
Genuki FifeInformation on libraries, cemeteries, etc
Fife Mining HeritageThe Fife Mining Heritage Society
Fife LibrariesTracing your family tree in Fife

Fife Family Websites

(If you would like to add yours please contact us)

Mercer MillionsMercer families of Scotland
Dottie SmileySpeed/Chapman line
Matt WalkerOliphants/Barkers of Kirkcaldyy

Fife Places


Aberdour Deaths 1790-1854 

AuchtertoolAuchtertool Kirk website
BenartyPhotos of the Fife villages of Lochore, Ballingry, Crosshill and Glencraig
BurntislandMiscellaneous articles on the history of Burntisland
Crail Fishing DisasterCrail Fishing Disaster
DalgetyInformation about Dalgety Bay and Dalgety Church
ElieElie war memorials
KembackA short history of Kemback parish
LochgellyPhotographs of Lochgelly then and now
Largo/Lundin Links Vintage Lundin Links
KirkcaldyKirkcaldy Civic Society
WemyssWemyss Caves
Miscellaneous Fife placesPhotographs of interesting memorials and monuments

General Resources

APGAssociation of Professional Genealogists
ASGRAList of Professional Genealogists in Scotland
Scottish DNA ProjectDNA Interest Group for Scotland
FamilysearchSearchable records including the IGI
Old MapsBritain's most extensive digital historical map archive
Scotlands peopleOfficial government source of genealogical data for Scotland
Scottish DocumentsWills 1500-1901
Scottish War Memorials ForumRecording all the war memorials in Scotland, whether civic, works, schools, churches or individuals
Scotland on FilmEvocative collection of clips from film, television and radio
TalkingScot ForumA meeting place for people with an interest in Scottish genealogy, history and culture


Andrew Carnegie Birthplace MuseumBirthplace of the weaver's son who made a fortune
British Golf MuseumFacts from 500 years of golf history
Methil Heritage CentreHistory and heritage of the Levenmouth area
Scottish Fisheries MuseumThe story of Scottish fishing and its people

Family History Societies

Aberdeen & North-East ScotlandPromoting genealogy in the North East of Scotland
Alloway & Southern AyrshireCovering Alloway, the neighbouring areas and southern Ayrshire
BordersCovering the Border counties of Roxburghshire, Berwickshire, Selkirkshire and Peeblesshire
BuchanFamily history Society of Buchan
Central ScotlandPromoting the study of family history in Central Scotland
Dumfries & GallowayEncouraging the study of genealogy in the South West of Scotland
East AyrshireComprising the former districts of Kilmarnock & Loudon and Cumnock & Doon Valley
Glasgow & West of ScotlandPromoting the study of family history in Glasgow and the west of Scotland
HighlandBased in Inverness, with its own library within Inverness Public Library
LothianProviding local knowledge and information about the Lothian parishes
North Perthshire Family History GroupA recently formed group located in Pitlochry
RenfrewshirePromoting family history in the area covered by the old county of Renfrewshire
ShetlandBrings together those studying family history in Shetland
Tay ValleyMain centre for family history research in the Tay Valley area
Troon & AyrshireOne of the smaller societies in Scotland, but very active
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