Tracing Your Edinburgh Ancestors: A Guide for Family and Local Historians

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 232 pages
Author: A. Stewart
Year: 2015
ISBN: 9781473828575
Other: b&w photos, map, appendixes, addresses, index
Publisher: Pen & Sword

Edinburgh has been the capital of Scotland for the last 500 years and more. The 'Athens of the North' is the centre of Scottish banking, medicine, architecture, law and publishing.

It is the home of Scotland's national museums, and the location of the Queen's official residence in Scotland and of the the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland .It is also the site of the Edinburgh Festival and the Royal Military Tattoo, and the seat of the devolved Scottish government. The city is steeped in national, local and family history, and Alan Stewart's handbook is the perfect guide to it.

He takes readers through the story of Edinburgh from the earliest times up to the present day, showing how its colourful history has affected the lives of their ancestors. The many genealogical records of Edinburgh are described in detail, and appendicies cover genealogy websites, family history societies, and Edinburgh's many archives, museums, art galleries, castles and palaces.


Part 1. Edinburgh's History
1. Edinburgh before Scotland
2. The Old Town
3. The New Town
4. Edinburgh in the Last 200 Years
5. Leith, North and South
6. Edinburgh's Villages

Part 2. Edinburgh's Records
7. Births, Marriages and Deaths in Edinburgh
8. Lists of Edinburgh's Residents
9. The Church in Edinburgh
10. Death in Edinburgh
11. Edinburgh Wills and Inventories
12. Inheritance Records, etc.
13. Edinburgh's Civil and Criminal Courts
15. Taxing Edinburgh
16. Edinburgh's Universities
17. The Statistical Accounts of Scotland

Part 3. Appendices
Appendix 1. Websirtes for Researching Edinburgh Family History
Appendix 2. Edinburgh Archives
Appendix 3. Edinburgh's Family History Society
Appendix 4. Edinburgh Museums
Appendix 5. Edinburgh Art Galleries
Appendix 6. Palace and Castles of Edinburgh
Select Bibliography

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