Tracing Scottish Ancestors (Collins Pocket Reference)

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An accessible, user-friendly handbook for all amateur genealogists seeking their Scottish roots.

With an emphasis firmly on the practical, this handy little book is designed to be used as a reference guide while actually working in record offices and other repositories of genealogical information. It provides detailed guidance on the variety of religious, governmental and other records available and is packed with hands-on advice on navigating the different types of records and on problem-solving when the trails run cold.

The book also features helpful information for those of Scottish descent living outside Scotland, particularly in North America and the Antipodes, who are beginning the search for their ancestors from their own country. It also includes advice on using the Internet for genealogy which is increasingly becoming a major tool for researchers.

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• An accessible, user-friendly handbook for everyone seeking their Scottish roots and family history
• Provides detailed guidance on the wide range of sources available to the genealogist – church, legal, official and unofficial records – and how to get the most from them
• Practical advice on using the records and on problem-solving when the trails run cold.
• Features information for those of Scottish descent in North America, the Antipodes and others outwith Scotland who wish to begin the search for their ancestors.

About the Author:

Rosemary Bigwood has been a professional genealogist and researcher for over 20 years. A founder member and first chairperson of the Association of Scottish Genealogists, she lectures in genealogy at the universities of Stirling and Edinburgh, and presented the 9th Annual Colket Memorial Lecture to the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History in America. She has broadcast and contributed articles on a wide range of topics on Scottish family history in both the UK and North America.

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