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Tracing Your Scottish Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians

Publisher: Pen & Sword

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 192 pages
Author: C. Paton
Year: 2020
ISBN: 9781526768384
Other: b&w photos, further reading, index
Publisher: Pen & Sword

Scotland is a land with a proud and centuries long history that far pre-dates its membership of Great Britain and the United Kingdom. Today in the 21st century it is also a land that has done much to make its historical records accessible, to help those with Caledonian ancestry trace their roots back to earlier times and a world long past.

In 'Tracing Scottish Family History on the Internet', Chris Paton expertly guides the family historian through the many Scottish records offerings available, but also cautions the reader that not every record is online, providing detailed advice on how to use web based finding aids to locate further material across the country and beyond. He also examines social networking and the many DNA platforms that are currently further revolutionising online Scottish research.

From the Scottish Government websites offering access to our most important national records, to the holdings of local archives, libraries, family history societies, and online vendors, Chris Paton takes the reader across Scotland, from the Highlands and Islands, through the Central Belt and the Lowlands, and across the diaspora, to explore the various flavours of Scottishness that have bound us together as a nation for so long.

Contents:
Introduction
1. Gateways and Institutions
 - Recording information
 - Gateway sites
 - The National Records of Scotland (NRS)
 - Local archives
 - The National Archives (TNA)
 - The National Library of Scotland (NLS)
 - Other libraries
 - Historic Environment Scotland
 - Family and local history societies
 - Commercial vendors and services
 - Professional researchers
 - Online family history courses
 - Networking and communication
 - Languages and handwriting
2. Who were they? ScotlandsPeople
 - The home page
 - Search for people
 - Search for places
 - Image library
 - Other nain menu options
3. Who were they? Further sources
 - Futher Scottish vital records
 - Other UK vital records
 - Burials
 - Confirmation and probate records
 - Further census resources and population lists
 - Directories
 - Land registration
 - Maps and gazetteers
 - Newspapers and books
 - Biographical resources
 - DNA testing
4. Occupations
 - Farmers and labourers
 - Crafts, trades and merchants
 - Businesses
 - The church
 - Teachers and students
 - Medical
 - Communications
 - Mining
 - Shipbuilding
 - Theatrical
 - Photographers
 - Architects
 - Pensions
 - Military service
 - Post-1945 Military records
 - Merchant seamen
 - Law and order
 - The poor
5. County by County
 - Aberdeenshire
 - Angus
 - Argyll
 - Banffshire
 - Buteshire
 - Caithness
 - Clackmannanshire
 - Dumfriesshire
 - East Lothian
 - Fife
 - Inverness-shire
 - Kincardineshire
 - Kinross-shire
 - Kirkcudbrightshire
 - Lanarkshire
 - Midlothian
 - Moray
 - Nairnshire
 - Orkney
 - Peebles-shire
 - Perthshire
 - Renfrewshire
 - Ross and Cromarty
 - Roxburghshire
 - Selkirkshire
 - Shetland
 - Stirlingshire
 - Sutherland
 - West Lothian
 - Wigtownshire
 - The Western Isles
6. Scotland's diaspora
 - Ireland
 - England and the British Empire
 - Europe
 - USA
 - Canada
 - Jamaica and the Caribbean
 - South America
 - Australia
 - New Zealand
 - India
Further Reading
Index

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