Collins Tracing Your Scottish Family History

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HarperCollins UK, Jan 21, 2010 - Reference - 224 pages
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The authoritative and comprehensive guide to tracing your Scottish ancestry

There's never been a better time to trace your Scottish family history. Vast internet resources and DNA testing, as well as access to censuses, religious records and other archive material make this process easier than ever.

Renowned genealogist Anthony Adolph unveils a wide range of tools and information available, specific to discovering your Scottish ancestry - whether you are starting your trail in Scotland or from somewhere else in the world.

The text is packed with weblinks to enable you to search the great number of records now available online, as well as providing contact information on other sources, such as archives and libraries.

By reading this book you'll also be drawn into the lives your ancestors led, through the examples, compelling stories and fascinating social history which are interwoven within the text. Whether you are at the start of your search for your Scottish ancestry, or are looking for ways to expand on what you have already found, Anthony Adolph’s detailed instruction and guidance, balanced with humorous anecdotes makes for an informative, practical and entertaining read.

 

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About the author (2010)

Anthony Adolph is a professional genealogist, writer and broadcaster, and has been tracing family histories for twenty years.

He was Research Director of the supporting company of the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies and now has his own genealogy practice. He has written numerous articles for the genealogy press and has appeared frequently on Channel 4's Extraordinary Ancestors, Living TV's Antiques Ghostshow and the Discovery Channel's Ancestor Hunters.

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