TalkingScot is a rather new web site that has been set up as a meeting place for people with an interest in Scottish genealogy, history, and culture. The site is very informal and includes these features:
- Forum: Talk to the members of TalkingScot.
- Gallery: Upload, view or download pictures.
- Experts: Professional people who offer a professional service.
- Societies: Family History Societies.
- Sources: Valuable sources of genealogical data.
- Libraries: Places where you can find useful information.
- Registrar: Registration Districts in Scotland.
- Census: A concise explanation of the Census in Scotland.
I found the forum to be very active, with several thousand messages posted by people researching Scottish ancestry. The same message forum also has a section for Scots who have moved elsewhere, called Scots Abroad.
The Gallery has a few pictures posted although the number is limited. Experts is a place where professional genealogy researchers post their advertisements.
I was quite impressed with all the resources listed in Sources, Libraries, Registrar and Census. Each section has lengthy lists and texts that tell where to find records, as well as giving explanations of the records available.
All in all, TalkingScot.com is a friendly and useful site for the Scottish genealogist. You can see it at http://www.TalkingScot.com