Clan Resources

Tartan Footprint

tartan-footprintTartan Footprint Tartan Footprint is a Scottish Social Media site that celebrates Scots who have travelled and settled in all corners of the globe, leaving a proud tartan footprint in their wake. Members can find and interact with their clan group and share stories, images and videos with others.Start your own blog, write articles and take part in our forum, let your tartan footprint be seen, together many feet make one path.Where will your journey take you?


coscaStrengthening the Scottish American community by bringing individuals together with their Scottish clans and families;
Supporting our member Scottish organizations with training and resources to help them meet their own missions;
Providing education and learning opportunities in Scottish fields;
Building relationships with Scotland and the global diaspora.
And as always no control of the individual Clan Societies is planned.

Council of Clan Chiefs

chiefsOrganisation of Scottish Clan Chiefs
Please note that not all Clan Chiefs are part of this organisation

tartansTartan’s Authority

A database of all registered tartans.  Information about the history of tartan.


Tartan’s Register

The Scottish Register of Tartans was established by an act of the Scottish Parliament in 2008, to protect, promote and preserve tartan.
The Register is a database of tartan designs, maintained by the National Records of Scotland.



CASSOC (Clans and Scottish Societies of Canada) is an organization for organizations.
We are the link between various Clans and Scottish Societies. We encourage the celebration of our Scottish Cultural Heritage and the promotion of this Scottish Culture in all its aspects. We seek to be the assembly of all groups who are pursuing Scottish interests.


Electric Scotland

Electric Scotland is all about the history of Scotland, Scots and
Scots-Irish people in Scotland and around the world.


Clans & Families Facebook Group

Bringing all Scottish Clans and Families together on Facebook.  Our group has over 22,000 members.



Visit Scotland

Help on finding out about your Scottish Ancestry.

scot-peopleScotland’s People

The most useful website for really starting to dig deeper into your Caledonian roots is ScotlandsPeople, the official Scottish genealogy resource.
The site is one of the largest online sources of original genealogical information, offering more than 90 million records to search. Best of all, you can do this via the internet wherever you are in the world.  For a modest fee, you are granted on-line access to Scotland’s official registers of births, marriages and deaths as well as indexed census records dating back to 1841 and digitised wills and testaments from Scotland’s National Archives.

monuNational Records of Scotland

The National Records of Scotland, created in April 2011 when the National Archives of Scotland merged with the General Register Office for Scotland. The archives hold a wide range of public and private records, including wills and testaments, estate records, valuations, court records and church records. Some of these date back to the 12th century.

sanScottish Archive Network

Use the Scottish Archive Network website to search a single electronic catalogue to historical records in 52 Scottish archives. The site also contains the answers to frequently asked questions on Scottish history, together with research tools, digital images of historical documents, exhibitions, publications and a discussion forum.


The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland – The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) records, interprets and collects information relating to Scotland’s buildings, archaeology and maritime sites and promotes its use through educational and outreach activities. RCAHMS is one of the primary contacts for members of the public carrying out further research into their ancestry in Scotland. Having compiled a family tree, the collections contain a range of material which may help you to build a fuller account of the history of your family. In 2013, it was announced that RCAHMS would be merged with Scotland’s other major built heritage agency, Historic Scotland.




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