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Kinross - Shire

Welcome to the Kinross-shire ScotlandGenWeb Project.  This web-site is provided as a resource for individuals researching their Scottish ancestors who originated in this county.  

Questions or Comments about the Kinross-shire web-site should be directed to Pam Arnold

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Queries and Surnames

 Kinross Query Board This Query board is solely for the BritishIsles/ScotlandGenWeb Project.

 View or Post a query for Kinross-shire at the combined boards located at The new boards are searchable, quicker and different.  Although the login is no longer required for posting, cookies are being set with all the inherent dangers.  Caveat emptor.

 Surname List

Mail Lists

To subscribe to one of the following mailing lists, simply click on the link which will open your e-mail program.  Type the word subscribe in the subject and body of the message.  You will receive a confirmation message that you've been subscribed.  A genealogy and historical mailing list for the Kinross Shire area of Scotland.  All messages posted will display on both the regular list and the digest.  The digest version of the list. Instead of receiving an email each time a message is sent to the SCT-KINROSS list you will receive several messages grouped together.    A mailing list addressing general and specific questions about Scotland genealogy, methodology, and any topics which affect genealogy such as emigration, religion, cultural events, history and politics.  The digest mode is recommended due to the large amount of activity on the list.

Rootsweb mailing lists are archived and are searchable.  Browse the threaded archives at or search the records at

Resource Information Links

 GENUKI-Kinross HomePage 

MacDonald's Scottish Directory" of 1967     it's a bit of an insight into the 'bustling community' - as Kinross was at that time.

 1841 Kinross Census 

     Alexander Romanov-Hughes is currently putting transcriptions and indexes of the 1841 census of Kinross-Shire on his web-site at 

      So far he has completed the Parish of Cleish,Fossoway & Tulliebole and Portmoak and those parts of the Parishes of Arngask and Forgandenny, that were in County Kinross.  He has just added the 1841 census for Scoonie, Fife.  Further Parishes will be added as completed.  (Alexander is researching James Johnstone who was the Parochial Schoolmaster at Cleish from c1815 to c1820 when his family moved to Leven, Fife.)

Kinross Museum 

Kinross Community Council and the Kinross-shire Partnership

 Scottish Towns-Kinross

 Castles of Clackmannan, Fife and Kinross

 Tay Valley Family History Society

Kinross IGI LDS Batch Numbers

 Jenny Mortimer's Kinross Tales, History and Sources

Scotland Gazatteer

A K Bell Library Information from the PKC Site

Perth & Kinross Council

  Kirkpatrick Web Site Steve Kirkpatrick has a genealogy web-site with a comprehensive Kirkpatrick family history and an interesting collection of historical facts and artifacts. The site was Steve's contribution to the "Kirkpatrick MacAndrew trust for Scotland".

General Scotland Research Resources

World GenWeb Archives

Scotland Free Census Project aims to place a searchable database on line.  Check them out and see if you can help.

Scotland Royal Genealogy Project

Scotland Birth, Death and Marriage Exchange

 Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sources on the Internet - Scotland

 General Register Office for Scotland Birth, Marriage, Death, Divorce and Adoption records in Scotland.

     A partnership between the General Register Office for Scotland and Scotland On Line, ScotlandsPeople is the official online source of parish register, civil registration and census records for Scotland.  Search database 6 / 24 hours

 GENUKI Scotland HomePage

 Parish Locator (Great for finding a city or town too!).

 Tracing your Scottish Ancestry

Electric Scotland

Professional Assistance

Helen Curtis is how offering genealogy services from Edinburgh.  

 " I am willing to transcribe Birth, Marriage and Death certificates at   New Register House, Edinburgh and then email you with the information that I have found.

 I will also transcribe details from Old Parish Records .

If you are interested in sasine research or Will, Testaments and Inventories I can also transcribe these. "

For details please see her web site at

Scotsroots offers an ancestor search service on a no-find no-fee basis and their website offers a glossary of old Scottish occupations and a complete Parish listing.  

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