Supported by funds from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Genealogical Society of Utah, and the National Archives of Scotland, the Scottish Archive Network has three primary aims. The first is to convert fifty of the primary Scottish archive catalogues into electronic format, the second is to make the wills and testaments of Scots from 1500 to 1875 available online, and the third is to "provide a host of other valuable online resources for anyone interested in the written history of Scotland." While the fifty primary Scottish catalogues are not all online yet, the Network Web site offers a good sample of the diverse printed historical records of the Scottish people. Visitors will want to make sure and look at some representative examples of Scottish wills from the past four hundred years, and then take a look at the Research Tools area, which contains helpful hints for deciphering Scottish handwriting and a glossary of terms used in the wills. Visitors hoping to trace their Scottish heritage will want to take a look at the Family History area, which will help them utilized the excellent genealogical resources provided by the Network.
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