Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 208 pages
Author: I. Maxwell
Year: 2013
ISBN: 9781783030088
Other: 2nd ed., b&w photos, sketches, addresses, bibliog, index
Publisher: Pen & Sword

This fully revised second edition of Ian Maxwell's 'Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors' is a wonderful user-friendly introduction to this long, complex and fascinating story. It is aimed primarily at family historians who are eager to explore and understand the world in which their ancestors lived.

He guides the readers through the wealth of material available to researchers in Scotland and abroad. He looks at every aspect of Scottish history and at all the relevant resources. As well as covering records held at the National Archives of Scotland, he examines closely the information held at local archives throughout the country. He also describes the extensive Scottish records that are now available online.

His expert and up-to-date survey is a valuable handbook for anyone who is researching Scottish history because he explains how the archive material can be used and where is can be found. For family historians, it is essential reading as it puts their research into a historical perspective, giving them a better insight into the part their ancestors played in the past

Part 1. The Lives of Our Ancestors
1. Birth, Death amd Marriage
2. Life in the Countryside
3. Life in the Towns
4. Clans and Kinship
5. Education
6. Working Life
7. Religion
8. The Military
9. Migration and Emigration
Part 2. Research Guide
- Where to Start
- Ojnline Searching
- Census Records
- Birth, Death and Marriage Records
- Old Parish Records
- Catholic Parish Registers
- Visiting the Archives
- Land Records
- Register of Deeds
- Church Records
- Poor Law Records
- School Records
- Military Records
- Taxation Records
- Business Records
- Clans and Tartans
- Scottish DNA
- The Archives
Useful Addresses
Select Bibliography

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