The Court of the Lord Lyon does not undertake genealogical research for members of the public.
A person who wishes to consult a professional genealogist should contact The Association of Scottish Genealogists and Researchers in Archives at www.asgra.co.uk.
Reference can also be made to the following books available in many public libraries:
- "Scottish Family History" by Margaret Stuart and Sir James Balfour Paul (Oliver & Boyd, 1930).
Introduction regarding nature, form and sources for family histories, useful to both inquirers and family historians, and Index of published Family Histories to 1928.
- "Scottish Family Histories" held in Scottish Libraries, by Joan P .S. Ferguson (Scottish Central Library, Edinburgh, 1960, and revised edition compiled by Joan P.S. Ferguson assisted by Dennis Smith and Peter Wellburn, National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1986).
- "The Surnames of Scotland" by George F. Black (New York Public Library, 1946).
- Debrett's and Burke's Peerages and Burke's Landed Gentry give the genealogies of many Chiefs and landed families.