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Trace Your Scottish Ancestry

Many people across the world have ties to Scotland. Do you have ties to the Scottish Borders? Some of your ancestors may have taken part in one of the many Ridings or Festivals across the region.

Trace your family tree back in time, discover the occupations that kept your ancestors busy, find out more about your clan and visit the towns and streets where your ancestors once walked.

Visit the Heritage Hub in Hawick – home of the Scottish Borders archives. The facilities at the Heritage Hub are open to anyone to do their own research. The service is free, with charges only made for printing and photocopies.

Tips for getting started in tracing your family tree in six easy steps can be found here.

The National Records of Scotland which can be searched online can be found here.