Life got a whole lot easier for people tracing their Scottish ancestry with the creation of the website ScotlandsPeople. While it makes available civil records of birth, marriage and death, government census returns from 1841 through 1911, and probate records, this is not a one-stop shopping center for Scottish research. We will review the pros and cons of this website as well as discuss other record types that are useful if one is to be successful in researching their Scottish ancestors.