Gathering the Clans: Tracing Scottish Ancestry on the Internet

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"Whether new to family history, or to Scottish research, or to the use of the Internet for either, everyone will find this book a comprehensive and easy-to-follow guide. As well as dealing with the records of those who left Scotland for a better life in North America, Australasia, or even England and Wales, the author explains the sources for ancestors who joined the forces, how DNA can help research, and the benefits of joining a family history society. Appendices provide lists of useful websites, details of charges for access to on-line records ...
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Overview

"Whether new to family history, or to Scottish research, or to the use of the Internet for either, everyone will find this book a comprehensive and easy-to-follow guide. As well as dealing with the records of those who left Scotland for a better life in North America, Australasia, or even England and Wales, the author explains the sources for ancestors who joined the forces, how DNA can help research, and the benefits of joining a family history society. Appendices provide lists of useful websites, details of charges for access to on-line records and much information unavailable elsewhere." This book will be welcomed wherever Scottish ancestry is traced, and as much by professional genealogists as by amateurs and beginners.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781860772917
  • Publisher: British Association Local History
  • Publication date: 8/28/2004
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.58 (w) x 9.62 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Getting started with your Scottish family history
Pt. 1 Records available online 1
1 Statutory records (civil registration) 3
2 Census records 12
3 Old parish registers 19
4 Wills and inventories 29
Pt. 2 Other information and indexes available online 39
5 Emigration and immigration databases 41
6 UK National Archives soldiers' discharge papers index 49
7 East India Company indexes 53
8 Miscellaneous indexes 57
9 More family history Websites, mailing lists and discussion groups 64
10 The statistical accounts of Scotland 73
Pt. 3 General information 81
11 Records at the National Archives of Scotland 83
12 Scottish heraldry and the records of the Lyon Court 93
13 The Scottish people : history, clans and names 97
14 Scottish family history societies 106
15 The future of family history : DNA 110
16 Online records and indexes for England and Wales 118
17 Visiting Scotland and searching in local archives 126
App. 1 Charges for access to online indexes and records 131
App. 2 Finding Scottish parishes 134
App. 3 Useful addresses 136
App. 4 Useful Websites 141
App. 5 Addresses and Websites of members of SAFHS 145
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