If you have Scottish ancestry, primary records are available on the site ScotlandsPeople. One of our genealogists shares how to find the info you need! Some of the most distinctively Scottish icons are kilts, bagpipes, the highland cow, and the Loch Ness monster, Nessie.Where can I find historical records of Scotland?
These historic records are publicly available and, since 1998, anyone can access the records through the genealogical website – Scotland's People. Around 100 million individual records are available and records are added regularly. If you're in Scotland...Where did the Scots settle?
Some settled in New England but most settled from Pennsylvania southward. Hundreds of ships sailed from Scotland to North America from the 1600s through the 1800s. There are resources available to find the ship names and ports if you are looking for a specific vessel including “Ships from Scotland to America, 1628-1828” on Ancestry.com.