ScotlandsPlaces is a free resource that lets you explore thousands of records about Scotland simply by searching for a place name, clicking on a map or typing in your postcode. Search results bring together three national collections so that you can easily find maps, photographs and written records about your chosen place. Records include: Maps, Surveys and Plans; Photographs; Archaeological Records; Drawings; Tax Rolls; Ordnance Survey Name Books; Publications.
Surname origins maps historic surname distributions for England and Wales, Scotland, Ireland and The United States. Unlike most surname mapping sites it uses sub county/state units to create highly detailed distributions. Users submit their surname data which are then mapped for a modest fee.
The Geography of surnames web site is devoted to the study of English, Scottish and Irish surnames. Surnames will be examined from a geographic perspective, focusing on their distribution, patterns and origins.
The GENUKI church database originated as one containing the approximate location of the parishes that existed around 1837. Since then the database has had new fields added to contain additional information, many more churches have been added (in some areas), and more precise locations added where known.