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Scottish Studies: Emigration

Research Guides

See these Research Guides for more detailed information about finding Scottish emigration records within specific Archival collections.
(All of these guides are in pdf format).

Books: Scottish Emigration

Useful books about Scottish Emigration (in general).

Useful Databases for Scottish Emigration

Shipping Indexes and Passenger Lists

Murals on the Waipu toilets, Northland, New Zealand

For the period prior to 1890, passenger lists generally travelled with the passenger and ended up in the port of arrival.

Books: Scottish Ancestry

Books: Scottish Emigration to NZ

Useful books about Scottish emigration to NZ, and Scottish settlers in NZ.