Scottish Ancestry: Research Methods for Family Historians

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Ancestry Publishing, 2003 - Reference - 249 pages
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The world of genealogical research has changed dramatically in the years since this book debuted. In this revised second edition, Sherry Irvine mixes her award-winning methodology with up-to-date instruction on how to utilize the latest computer and internet sources for Scottish research. She also broadens the scope from a guide for North Americans to a useful resource for researchers from all over the globe. For family historians researching Scottish roots, this book continues to be indispensable.
 

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Contents

Well Begun Is Half Done
9
Civil Registration
35
Bridging Decades and Centuries
53
Records of the Church of Scotland
77
Records of Secessionists and Other Denominations
99
Disposition of Goods and Property
107
Trades and Occupations
123
Taxes and Contracts
143
Problem Solving
169
Appendix A Church of Scotland Baptisms and Marriages
177
Appendix B The Family History Library Catalog
187
Parlimentary Papers
199
List of Useful Addresses and Websites
207
Bibliography
219
Index
243
Copyright

Special People
153

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Sherry Irvine is the author of three books and numerous articles on English, Scottish, and Irish genealogical research. She has operated a genealogical bookstore and research service and has taught, lectured, and lead tours on genealogy and family history around the world, including as a faculty member for the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University.

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