Useful Links

Below are a list of links to websites to help with your research. If you find a broken link please let the web administrator know. We are happy to add relevant links. The Fife Family History Society is not responsible for the content of external internet sites, and inclusion of an external link does not constitute an endorsement of the content, products or services found at the destination.

Fife Resources

Cyndislist Fife Genealogy Sites Links to many Fife resources
Genuki Fife Information on libraries, cemeteries, etc
Fife Mining Heritage The Fife Mining Heritage Society
Fife Libraries Tracing your family tree in Fife

Fife Family Websites

(If you would like to add yours email it to the Secretary)

Mercer Millions Mercer families of Scotland
Dottie Smiley Speed/Chapman line
Matt Walker Oliphants/Barkers of Kirkcaldyy

Fife Places


Aberdour Deaths 1790-1854 

Auchtertool Auchtertool Kirk website
Benarty Photos of the Fife villages of Lochore, Ballingry, Crosshill and Glencraig
Burntisland Miscellaneous articles on the history of Burntisland
Crail Fishing Disaster Crail Fishing Disaster
Dalgety Information about Dalgety Bay and Dalgety Church
Elie Elie war memorials
Kemback A short history of Kemback parish
Lochgelly Photographs of Lochgelly then and now
Largo/Lundin Links  Vintage Lundin Links
Kirkcaldy Kirkcaldy Civic Society
Wemyss Wemyss Caves
Miscellaneous Fife places Photographs of interesting memorials and monuments

General Resources

APG Association of Professional Genealogists
ASGRA List of Professional Genealogists in Scotland
Scottish DNA Project DNA Interest Group for Scotland
Familysearch Searchable records including the IGI
Old Maps Britain’s most extensive digital historical map archive
Scotlands people Official government source of genealogical data for Scotland
Scottish Documents Wills 1500-1901
Scottish War Memorials Forum Recording all the war memorials in Scotland, whether civic, works, schools, churches or individuals
Scotland on Film Evocative collection of clips from film, television and radio
TalkingScot Forum A meeting place for people with an interest in Scottish genealogy, history and culture


Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum Birthplace of the weaver’s son who made a fortune
British Golf Museum Facts from 500 years of golf history
Methil Heritage Centre History and heritage of the Levenmouth area
Scottish Fisheries Museum The story of Scottish fishing and its people

Family History Societies

Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Promoting genealogy in the North East of Scotland
Alloway & Southern Ayrshire Covering Alloway, the neighbouring areas and southern Ayrshire
Borders Covering the Border counties of Roxburghshire, Berwickshire, Selkirkshire and Peeblesshire
Buchan Family history Society of Buchan
Central Scotland Promoting the study of family history in Central Scotland
Dumfries & Galloway Encouraging the study of genealogy in the South West of Scotland
East Ayrshire Comprising the former districts of Kilmarnock & Loudon and Cumnock & Doon Valley
Glasgow & West of Scotland Promoting the study of family history in Glasgow and the west of Scotland
Highland Based in Inverness, with its own library within Inverness Public Library
Lothian Providing local knowledge and information about the Lothian parishes
North Perthshire Family History Group A recently formed group located in Pitlochry
Renfrewshire Promoting family history in the area covered by the old county of Renfrewshire
Shetland Brings together those studying family history in Shetland
Tay Valley Main centre for family history research in the Tay Valley area
Troon & Ayrshire One of the smaller societies in Scotland, but very active