Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians

Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians

by Ian Maxwell
     
 

Scotland's history has been influenced by many factors–the division between the Highlands and the Lowlands, the feudal system, the Reformation, the industrial revolution–that have shaped the country's past and impacted on the lives of its people. Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors is a lively and accessible introduction to this long, complex and

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Scotland's history has been influenced by many factors–the division between the Highlands and the Lowlands, the feudal system, the Reformation, the industrial revolution–that have shaped the country's past and impacted on the lives of its people. Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors is a lively and accessible 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.

Ian Maxwell guides 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 on line. His expert survey will be essential reading for anyone who is researching Scottish history, for he explains how the archive material can be used and where it can be found.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844159918
Publisher:
Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date:
03/31/2010
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

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