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In our hectic modern world where everything seems on a global scale and quickly superseded, people are increasingly fascinated by questions such as 'who am I?' and 'where do I come from?’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 homecoming the most dynamic and exciting experience of your life.
This section will help you explore your Scottish roots and discover more about the Scot in you. Then it’s a small step to making your own ancestral journey home to Scotland.
The Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore
Old parish registers are a valuable source of information for ancestor-hunters