Guests who have stayed at The Lodge, Blackford have shown an interest in how to find out about their Scottish ancestors and in visiting the places they came from.
We would be very pleased if our guests let us know if they are looking for information about their ancestors. We will do our best to help.
- www.ancestralscotland.com for an overview of how to research your family’s history.
- www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk – Scotland’s one-stop family history resource.
- The National Records of Scotland in the centre of Edinburgh (near Waverley Station – the main rail station) has a range of records which can be searched in person. www.scotlandspeoplehub.gov.uk
- www.pkc.gov.uk/familyhistory – Perth and Kinross Council has information about the local area. (Blackford, Auchterarder, Crieff, Perth, Blairgowrie, Kinross and many small villages.)
- Neighbouring Stirling Council has information about other nearby places. (Dunblane, Doune, Callander Aberfoyle and Stirling and many villages) my.stirling.gov.uk/services/community-life-and-leisure/local-history-and-heritage
- The Statistical Accounts, an invaluable source for Scottish life in the 18th to 21st Centuries.
Dundee, Fife, Angus and North Lanarkshire are all within an hour’s drive of Blackford. These areas all have local Councils which hold records about their own areas.
Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city. In past centuries, many people from the city itself, and the rural areas of the west of Scotland, set out from Glasgow to emigrate to other countries. Glasgow is an hour’s drive from Blackford, or an hour by train from Dunblane Station.