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An Caidreachas is the confederation of Historical Societies in Lewis and Harris. Their website provides contact details for each member and information on their activities.
This website contains over 26,000 oral recordings made across Scotland from the 1930s onwards and includes many contributions from the Outer Hebrides in both English and Gaelic.
Hebridean Connections is a collaborative project between the Historical Societies of Pairc, Uig, Bernera and Kinloch in Lewis. The website presents genealogical data relating to these areas that links to information on crofts, related objects, stories and song. Information from Berneray has also been added to the site.
The Comhairle's museum service for the Outer Hebrides. Their collections include objects and archaeology from across the Outer Hebrides.
Online access to records of births, marriages, deaths, census returns and heraldry for Scotland. Users need to register and buy credits in order to use the site.
A treasure chest of stories, songs, customs and beliefs from the Gaelic-speaking areas of Scotland as collected by the folklorist Alexander Carmichael (1832-1912). The collection includes many references to the Outer Hebrides.
Formerly the National Archives of Scotland, this is the home of government records relating to Scotland. Records are held relating to Government involvement in the Outer Hebrides in areas such as crofting, agriculture, fishing, customs, education, courts and the abandonment of islands such as St Kilda. It is also the home of the Seaforth Papers - the archives of the Mackenzies of Seaforth who owned the Islands of Lewis.