Tracing Your Glasgow Ancestors: A Guide for Family and Local Historians
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Media: BOOK - paperback, 208 pages
Author: I. Maxwell
Other: b&w photos, appendix, bibliog, index
Publisher: Pen & Sword
Tracing Your Glasgow Ancestors is a volume in the series of city ancestral guides published by Pen & Sword for readers and researchers who want to find out about life in Glasgow in the past and to know where the key sources for its history can be found. In vivid detail it describes the rise of Glasgow through tobacco, shipping, manufacturing and trade from a minor cathedral town to the cosmopolitan centre of the present day.
Ian Maxwells book focuses on the lives of the local people both rich and poor and on their experience as Glasgow developed around them. It looks at their living conditions, at health and the ravages of disease, at the influence of religion and migration and education. It is the story of the Irish and Highland migrants, Quakers, Jews, Irish, Italians, and more recently people from the Caribbean, South-Asia and China who have made Glasgow their home.
A wealth of information on the city and its people is available, and Glasgow Ancestors is an essential guide for anyone researching its history or the life of an individual ancestor. institutions, clubs, societies and schools.
This is an essential guide to the history (and family history) of Glasgow.
1. Researching in Glasgow
2. Glasgow's History
3. Key Sources
4. Local Government and Taxation
5. Land and Property Ownership
6. The Church in Glasgow
7. Trade and Industry
10. Health and Welfare
12. Glasgow at War
13. Sport and Entertainment
14. Law and Order
15. Local Detail
Appendix: Scottish Websites