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Scottish & Rattray Heritage Resources

For help with your family research and to find interesting information about the Rattrays, please review the sources by clicking on the Ancestry Research Resources tab. You will discover an extensive list of websites, tips, podcasts, and more there. Additionally, you can enter “Rattray” in the search bars of these sources to see what comes up. If you need further assistance with your genealogical research or wish to be added to the Rattray Family Tree Database, contact our family genealogist, Dr. Charley Bird, at [email protected].

Want to find Rattrays you may be connected to?
You may be interested in joining the Rattray Surname DNA Project. The project is located on Family Tree DNA.

Ancestral Research

There are many, many more resources including newspapers and we will update the page every 6 months as needed:

Subscription Data Bases

  • AmericanAncestors – New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS).  Has New England and New York resources.
  • Ancestry – Different levels of information and different payment levels.  Some libraries have library versions
  • Find My Past – Focused on British records but has some US.  You can also sin up for a free account.
  • Fold3 – Mostly military records but has birth records.  If you live in Cuyahoga County in Ohio in the US you can use your library card for free access through the library.
  • Genealogy Bank – Historical newspapers, mostly obituaries.  You can search for free but a membership is required to access full text.
  • My Heritage Good for European research.
  • Newpapers.com – Digitized historical newspapers.

Free Sites Recommended by the National Genealogy Society (NGS): Membership Based

Ship’s Manifests

Historical Map Websites

Canadian and European Resources

Finding Photos


Books & Magazines

How to Share your Family Tree

Scottish Societies in the U.S. & Canada

Television in U.S.