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Local maps can help you to familiarise yourself with the area of Scotland that your ancestors came from.
They can also confirm specific information about your ancestors — land tenure or ownership, for example.
Early Scottish maps online
The National Library of Scotland's map collection is one of the largest in the world. We have around 2 million maps, covering most parts of the globe.
Many of our early Scottish maps are available online, including:
Find out more about our online maps.
Maps Reading Room services
Please contact Maps Collections if you want to:
- Visit us to see maps
- Find out how maps can help with your family history research
- Buy copies of our maps.