Did your ancestors come from Scotland?

Do you ever wonder who your first Scottish ancestor was and when he or she left Scotland and arrived in Canada? Are you curious about your family’s Scottish heritage?

If so, our website is a great place to begin your research. For instance, you will find a page specific to genealogical research about Scots.

It provides you with historical background information, archival and published material from our collection, as well as links to other websites and institutions.

If your ancestor came to Canada between 1865 and 1935, you might find his or her name on passenger lists.

Questions or comments? We would love to hear from you!

3 thoughts on “Did your ancestors come from Scotland?

  1. This isn’t related to this post, but I have a question: there is a page from a passenger list that I would like to print out. The problem is that the writing is small and faded in some spots, so it is hard to read. I can find some of the pages from that particular day/ship on Ancestry.ca, but for some reason, it conveniently ends two pages before the page I need! Are there any larger .jpgs of these pages, or could I order a larger photocopy of one?

    Thank you.

    • May we suggest that you contact our Genealogy Services with additional information, including the name of the ship/date/reel number/passenger’s name, if available? Our research staff may be able to determine if there is more information available in the microfilm reel, and perhaps, send you a better copy of the page. We’d be happy to look into it further.

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