Researching house history

[] Land and property records

Sasines / National Records of Scotland – www.nrscotland.gov.uk/research/guides/sasines

Registers of Scotland (£) – www.ros.gov.uk/services/registration/sasine-register

Genguide – www.genguide.co.uk/source/sasines-registers-of-scotland/106/

Sasine abridgements / Scottish Archive Network – www.scan.org.uk/knowledgebase/topics/sasine_abbs_topic.htm

Glasgow – www.glasgowfamilyhistory.org.uk/ExploreRecords/Pages/Sasines.aspx

Property registers / Registers of Scotland (£) – www.ros.gov.uk/services/customer-services

Testaments / Scotland’s People (£) – scotlandspeople.gov.uk/guides/wills-and-testaments

Genguide – www.genguide.co.uk/source/willstestaments-and-inheritance-scotland/70/

Services of Heirs / National Records of Scotland – nrscotland.gov.uk/research/guides/inheriting-land-and-buildings

Genguide – www.genguide.co.uk/source/Retours-of-Services-of-Heirs-Scotland/111/

Also / Scottish land law glossary – www.scottishlaw.org.uk/lawscotland/abscotslawland.html

[] Ownership and occupation records

Census / Scotland’s People (£) – scotlandspeople.gov.uk

Valuation rolls / Scotland’s People (£) – scotlandspeople.gov.uk

Electoral registers / Find local libraries – www.scotlandsinformation.com/Index.cfm?ST=8

Find local archives – www.scottisharchives.org.uk/map

[] Maps, photographs and other visual records

Maps / National Library of Scotland (NLS) digitised maps – maps.nls.uk/

Visual materials / Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network (Scran) (£; free via local library) – www.scran.ac.uk

Scotland’s Places (free / £) – www.scotlandsplaces.gov.uk

Library online subscriptions (e.g.) / NLS – auth.nls.uk/eresources/about.cfm

Glasgow  – www.glasgowlife.org.uk/libraries/research-24-7/pages/home.aspx

North Lanarkshire – www.logintolearn.com/Help-and-Advice/online-reference-section.php

North Ayrshire – www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk/resident/libraries/research-online.aspx

Dumfries & Galloway – dumgal.gov.uk/reference

[] Print materials, including newspapers, street directories and local histories

Newspapers / British Newspaper Archive (£) – www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

19th Century British Library Newspapers Database (via local libraries, e.g.) – www.glasgowlife.org.uk/libraries/research-24-7/pages/home.aspx

Google News Archive (e.g.) Glasgow Herald – news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&hl=en

Scotsman Digital Archive (£) – archive.scotsman.com

Street and trade directories / NLS – digital.nls.uk/directories/

Statistical Accounts of Scotland / First (or Old) Accounts – www.electricscotland.com/history/statistical/oldndx.htm

Second (or New) Accounts – www.electricscotland.com/history/statistical/index.htm

[] Locating and using archive material

Searches / National Records of Scotland – catalogue.nrscotland.gov.uk/nrsonlinecatalogue/search.aspx

National Archives [of UK] – www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

National Register of Archives for Scotland – catalogue.nrscotland.gov.uk/nrasregister/welcome.aspx

Scottish Archive Network – www.scan.org.uk/aboutus/aboutcats.htm

Scottish Business Archive – www.gla.ac.uk/services/archives/collections/business/

Discovery at the National Library – discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Archives Hub – archiveshub.jisc.ac.uk/

Using archives / NAS subject guides – www.nas.gov.uk/guides/default.asp

Glasgow University – www.gla.ac.uk/services/archives/help/archiveskillsguide/