There are a number of visitor attractions across the country which will give a greater insight into how your ancestors lived.
In Fife, visit the multi-award winning Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther, with its collection of tales from the East Neuk villages, or head to the Perth Museum and Art Gallery, one of the oldest museums in Britain. In Dundee, you can explore the Verdant Works, a former jute mill. The city was once the jute capital of the modern world and an industry where many locals made their living.
If your family came from the Borders then it is quite likely they would have worked in the flourishing textiles industry. You can learn more about this industry and the fascinating heritage of the area at the Borders Textile Towerhouse, Hawick.
Maybe your ancestors were part of the notorious smugglers trade? Find out more and see an atmospheric gun deck as well as living quarters of the period at the Eyemouth Maritime Museum Centre.
You can also find out if your clan was involved in the last battle to be fought on British soil at the award-winning visitor centre at Culloden Battlefield in the Highlands.
For more information about tracing your Scottish ancestry, visit the Ancestral Scotland website where you will find more ideas and useful information about tracing your family roots across Scotland.