A vast amount of information concerning genealogy and family history is now available on the internet. Surfing the net can be a very productive process for the researcher; it can, however, also be very frustrating.
Despite the fact that there are thousands of genealogical websites worth visiting, the means for finding particular relevant sites are very poor: search engines frequently list numerous irrelevant websites, but not the ones you require. This book is intended to help you identify those sites which are most likely to be relevant to your research.
Entirely focused around Scotland and Scottish genealogy (as well as including a few general search engines), this book lists websites which are of general interest to most genealogists [with Scottish ancestry]. This book, now in its second edition, has been completely revised and updated.
Listed are all the family history society sites, and all the major institutions such as the National Library of Scotland. There is even a listing of search engines to use when searching. Note: sites dedicated to particular families have been excluded.
1. Gateways, Search Engines etc.
2. General Introductions to Scottish Genealogy and History
3. Libraries, Record Offices and Books
4. Family History Societies
5. Discussion Groups
6. County Pages
8. Births, Marriages and Deaths
9. The Census
10. Monumental Inscriptions
11. Other Sources
12. Occupational Records
13. Gazetteers and Maps
14. Miscellaneous Sites
15. Professional Services, Booksellers, etc.
Institution and Author Index