Scottish Roots: A Step-by-step Guide for Ancestor Hunters

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Contents

Genealogy begins at home
11
FIRST STEP
15
FACE TO FACE
16
THE VISIT
17
TACKLING DISTANT RELATIVES
23
PREPARING TO RECEIVE INFORMATION
25
NOTEPADS AT THE READY
26
A BOOK AND A MAP
28
1 Trade directories
114
2 Lists of graduates and students
116
3 The Ministers of Scotland
119
4 Session Books
121
On Location
123
Homes and houses
126
Photographs
127
The Museums of Scotland
131

New Register House Edinburgh
29
Births Marriages and Deaths
33
THE INDEXES
34
FROM INDEXES TO ENTRIES
39
THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE
41
THE MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE
45
THE DEATH CERTIFICATE
47
The Census Returns 18411891
52
Old Parochial Records
64
BIRTHS AND BAPTISMS
71
BANNS AND MARRIAGES
75
DEATHS AND BURIALS
77
What can you expect to achieve in a week at New Register House?
80
CASE HISTORY ONE
81
CASE HISTORY TWO
91
The Scottish Record Office
105
The Libraries
111
If you are not used to them Reference Libraries can be offputting Persevereand the rewards could be enormous
113
ANCESTORS AT HOME
134
COTTAGES OF THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS
136
FARMING LIFE
138
DOWN TO THE SEA IN SHIPS
140
THE BASIC INDUSTRIES
141
TRANSPORTS OF DELIGHT
143
THE TEXTILE INDUSTRIES
144
METALWORKING
145
SERVING THE COMMUNITY
146
DISTILLING
147
THE CLAN MUSEUMS
148
A SCOTTISH SOLDIER OR TWO
149
URBAN LIFE
152
LOCAL LINKS
153
Doing it from a distance
155
Back homegetting it all down
167
New Register House costs at Summer 1981
175
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