The Scottish Family Tree Detective

Author: Rosemary Bigwood
Editor: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719071850
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A practical, user-friendly guide to researching your family history in Scotland. Its aim is to provide sign-posts to the past and to solve problems faced by those seeking to discover their ancestors and explore their lives. It shows how to make the most of research resources and catalogues of collections held in archives and libraries, both online and on paper. Emphasis is laid on locating, selecting, evaluating and using sources, as well as finding out what is locally available and what is kept in Scottish central archives. Guidance is given on how to keep records and make a research plan. Other sections look at topics such as birth, marriage and death - how to use the core sources of statutory registers, census returns and parish registers.

The Scottish Family Tree Detective

Author: Rosemary Bigwood
Editor: Family Tree Detective
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The Scottish family tree detective is a practical, user- friendly guide to research in family history - in locating the ancestors and exploring their background. Its aim is to provide sign-posts to the past and to solve problems.

Family Tree Detective

Author: Colin D. Rogers
Editor: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719052132
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Welcomed worldwide on its first publication, this practical and lively guide for the amateur genealogist has now been fully revised and updated. The new material includes a section on medieval genealogy which targets the increasing numbers of family historians who have reached back as far as the sixteenth century and wish to go further. Heraldry is introduced for the first time. There is detail on the location and genealogical content of military records and the records of Poor Law Unions and their workhouses. Details are also included of the latest changes to the location and cost of civil registration sources. A problem-solving manual rather than a simple how-to guide, The family tree detective explains what to do when the usual methods fail and provides invaluable assistance for those without access to London’s vast resources of genealogical information.

The Family Tree Detective

Author: Colin Darlington Rogers
Editor: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719018466
File Size: 76,64 MB
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How To Trace Your Family Tree In England Ireland Scotland And Wales

Author: Kathy Chater
Editor:
ISBN: 9781843099741
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A fully comprehensive guide to discovering your roots, how to access the relevant archives, searching the internet, to draw up a family tree of your British ancestors.

Tracing Your Family Tree

Author: Kathy Chater
Editor: Lorenz Books
ISBN: 9781844778843
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The complete practical handbook for all detectives of family history, heritage and genealogy, illustrated throughout.

Family History Detective

Author: Desmond Walls Allen
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440316910
File Size: 10,25 MB
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This all-ages guide makes genealogy fun and exciting. You'll find answers to all your family history questions using the simple, achievable steps found inside. Family History Detective includes: • Tips on how to find family history information in your own home • Websites, resources and techniques for online research • Complete instruction on locating and using census, courthouse and church records • An overview of library and archive research • Instructions on how to plan, record and organize your research • Fun ways to share your discoveries with others

Tracing Your Scottish Family History On The Internet

Author: Chris Paton
Editor: Pen and Sword Family History
ISBN: 1526768410
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Scotland is a land with a proud and centuries long history that far pre-dates its membership of Great Britain and the United Kingdom. Today in the 21st century it is also a land that has done much to make its historical records accessible, to help those with Caledonian ancestry trace their roots back to earlier times and a world long past. In Tracing Scottish Family History on the Internet, Chris Paton expertly guides the family historian through the many Scottish records offerings available, but also cautions the reader that not every record is online, providing detailed advice on how to use web based finding aids to locate further material across the country and beyond. He also examines social networking and the many DNA platforms that are currently further revolutionising online Scottish research. From the Scottish Government websites offering access to our most important national records, to the holdings of local archives, libraries, family history societies, and online vendors, Chris Paton takes the reader across Scotland, from the Highlands and Islands, through the Central Belt and the Lowlands, and across the diaspora, to explore the various flavours of Scottishness that have bound us together as a nation for so long.

Finding Your Scottish Ancestors

Author: Kirsty F Wilkinson
Editor: The Crowood Press
ISBN: 0719830540
File Size: 79,95 MB
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Tracing family history has become increasingly popular over the last few decades and the availability of many records online means that those fortunate enough to have Scottish ancestors can easily access many of the sources they need to build their family tree. However, as research progresses, most family historians will eventually hit the dreaded 'brick wall' and find themselves unable to proceed further. This book provides a wealth of information, advice and techniques to help solve these genealogy problems and gives family historians the tools they need to track down even the most elusive forebears. Contents include: sources for Scottish family history research, both traditional archives and online resources; techniques for searching and interpreting genealogical records; planning and recording research and, finally, common genealogy problems and their solutions.

Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors

Author: Ian Maxwell
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1526714183
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This fully revised second edition of Ian Maxwell’s Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors is a lively and accessible introduction to Scotland’s 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. He 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 and up-to-date survey is a valuable handbook for anyone who is researching Scottish history because he explains how the archive material can be used and where it can be found. For family historians, it is essential reading as it puts their research into a historical perspective, giving them a better insight into the part their ancestors played in the past.

Who Do You Think You Are Encyclopedia Of Genealogy

Author: Nick Barratt
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007261993
File Size: 61,97 MB
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Covering all access levels, from the new beginner to the more experienced researcher, the Encyclopedia introduces the reader to a comprehensive master class in solving the mysteries of your personal heritage, starting with advice about the very first steps, how to build up a research plan by combining written word with new media applications, before providing a detailed explanation of the various sources you will encounter when trying to flesh out your ancestor's lives.The Encyclopedia is sectional, reflecting the different needs of a range of potential users. Yet each section will remain a stand-alone reference article, so that the reader can pick and mix according to need, including:,*Getting StartedAn expanded 'getting started' section, with a comprehensive guide to the most important records that most researchers will use when they begin to build their family tree.,*Going FurtherHaving built your family tree, the next stage of work is to put flesh on the bones, in the way Who Do You Think You Are provides a journey into the social history of each family. The Encyclopedia will deliver a combination of historical context with practical advice about the sources you will need to investigate to complete the research in each topic.,*Surname databaseAn increasingly popular element of family history is the search for common ancestors from a distinct surname group. Advice about linking to clan histories, surname history societies and how to find missing ancestors is provided, along with a comprehensive guide to the meanings behind the most popular surnames in the UK.Accompanying the book is a dedicated microsite that provides support, online advice and unique services for users of the book, including streamed and exclusive footage from the award winning BBC series and an opportunity to upload your information into the National Memorybank.

Genealogy Detective How To Be Your Own Family Tree Detective

Author: Donna Hall
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 130408308X
File Size: 30,99 MB
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Do you want to know who are you related to? Have you ever wondering whether or not you are related to someone famous? Or maybe you just want to know how to create your own unique family tree? Or you just want to be a genealogy detective? Introducing "Genealogy Detective: How to Be Your Own Family Tree Detective" that will teach you how to answer all those question You'll find an easy step by step: -how to avoid common costly mistakes others make and start with the right foot -the fastest and easiest way to trace your lineage -how to find and access online genealogy database -how to start you genalogical research locally even internationally -how to verify and prove your family history -how to make technology to be on your side -how to make organizations to work in your favor -how to start keeping family records for your future generations -when to finally hire a genealogist -and many more Detecting your family origin can be fun and eye opening...so what are you waiting for?

Discover Your Scottish Ancestry

Author: Graham Holton
Editor: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748641785
File Size: 70,51 MB
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This illuminating guide to discovering your Scottish family history has been fully revised and updated to take account of changes to resources and methods for researching your Scottish ancestry over the last few years. Accessible in style and comprehensive in coverage, this new edition stresses the importance of traditional methods of family history research while also embracing the exciting possibilities afforded by new technologies, sources and developments in genetic science.Indispensable to both the fledgling researcher and the more experienced family history specialist in Scotland or elsewhere, this book provides a guide to the very latest resources available to assist with research. Covering Scottish primary and secondary sources in full detail, this book also provides illustrative case studies of family history research, lists of useful websites and archives, and family history organisations and societies.Highlights of this new edition:*An updated chapter dedicated to aspects of recording, scanning and storing information*New insight into accessing English, Irish, emigrant and immigrant records*An update on developments in DNA genetics of relevance to the genealogist*A substantial and broad-ranging bibliography essential for those who want to take their research even further.

Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors

Author: National Records of Scotland
Editor: Birlinn Ltd
ISBN: 1788853288
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This is a new edition of the bestselling guide to this increasingly popular pursuit. Scotland has the best-maintained records and facilities of any country in the world for undertaking family research, and now that the National Archives of Scotland are available online they can be consulted by anyone from whatever country. Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors is the National Archives' official guide and is written in an accessible style from the unique perspective of a custodian of the records. It details all the latest internet developments, including a chapter on family history on the web. It also points to more traditional resources, explaining step by step how to research records of births, marriages and wills.

Tracing Your Family History On The Internet

Author: Chris Paton
Editor: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1844687228
File Size: 23,52 MB
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The internet is revolutionizing family history research. Every day new records and resources are placed online and new methods of sharing research and communicating across cyberspace become available. Never before has it been so easy to research family history and to gain a better understanding of who we are and where we came from.But, as Chris Paton demonstrates in this straightforward practical guide, while the internet is an enormous asset, it is also something to be wary of. Researchers need to take a cautious approach to the internet information they acquire. They need to ask, where did the original material come from and has it been accurately reproduced, why was it put online, what has been left out and what is still to come?As he leads the researcher through the multitude of resources that are now accessible online, Chris Paton helps to answer these questions. He shows what the internet can and cannot do, and he warns against the various traps researchers can fall into along the way.

Writing Local History

Author: John Beckett
Editor: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 1847795137
File Size: 17,70 MB
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This fascinating book looks at how local history developed from the antiquarian county studies of the sixteenth century through the growth of 'professional' history in the nineteenth century, to the recent past. Concentrating on the past sixty years, it looks at the opening of archive offices, the invigorating influence of family history, the impact of adult education and other forms of lifelong learning. The author considers the debates generated by academics, including the divergence of views over local and regional issues, and the importance of standards set by the Victoria County History (VCH). Also discussed is the fragmentation of the subject. The antiquarian tradition included various subject areas that are now separate disciplines, among them industrial archaeology, name studies, family, landscape and urban history. This is an authoritative account of how local history has come to be one of the most popular and productive intellectual pastimes in our modern society. Written by a practitioner who has spent more than twenty years teaching local history to undergraduates and M.A. students, as well as lecturing to local history societies, John Beckett is currently Director of the VCH. A remarkable book that will be of great interest to students and scholars of local history as well as amateur and professional genealogists.

How To Trace Your Family Tree In England Ireland Scotland And Wales

Author: Kathy Chater
Editor: Southwater Pub
ISBN: 9781844762880
File Size: 35,18 MB
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With clear and concise instructions on how to log and collate your family history research, and draw up a family tree, this title is a comprehensive guide to discovering your roots and unearthing the secrets of your ancestors in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Tracing Your Scottish Ancestry Through Church And State Records

Author: Chris Paton
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1526768437
File Size: 52,84 MB
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“The ideal instructional guide and reference for anyone doing genealogical research” by the author of Tracing Your Scottish Family History on the Internet (Midwest Book Review). Despite its Union with England and Wales in 1707, Scotland remained virtually independent from its partners in many ways, retaining its own legal system, its own state church, and its own education system. In Tracing Scottish Ancestry Through Church and State Records, genealogist Chris Paton examines the most common records used by family historians in Scotland, ranging from the vital records kept by the state and the various churches, the decennial censuses, tax records, registers of land ownership and inheritance, and records of law and order. Through precepts of clare constat and ultimus haeres records, feudalism and udal tenure, to irregular marriages, penny weddings and records of sequestration, Chris Paton expertly explores the unique concepts and language within many Scottish records that are simply not found elsewhere within the British Isles. He details their purpose and the information recorded, the legal basis by which they were created, and where to find them both online and within Scotland’s many archives and institutions. “A useful and very readable introduction to Scottish records, with many case studies to assist the reader, but there is also much in it that may be new to more experienced family historians.” —The Local Historian, journal of the British Association for Local History “Leads the reader through the Scottish record jungle.” —Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

Guide To Reference In Genealogy And Biography

Author: Mary K. Mannix
Editor: American Library Association
ISBN: 083891294X
File Size: 68,56 MB
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An excellent starting point for both reference librarians and for library users seeking information about family history and the lives of others, this resource is drawn from the authoritative database of Guide to Reference, voted Best Professional Resource Database by Library Journal readers in 2012. Biographical resources have long been of interest to researchers and general readers, and this title directs readers to the best biographical sources for all regions of the world. For interest in the lives of those not found in biographical resources, this title also serves as a guide to the most useful genealogical resources. Profiling more than 1400 print and electronic sources, this book helps connect librarians and researchers to the most relevant sources of information in genealogy and biography.

Tracing Your Ancestors Using Dna

Author: Graham S. Holton
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1526733102
File Size: 23,74 MB
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DNA research is one of the most important and rapidly advancing areas in modern science and the practical use of DNA testing in genealogy is one of its most exciting applications. Yet there is no recent British publication in this field. That is why this accessible, wide-ranging introduction is so valuable. It offers a clear and practical way into the subject, explaining the scientific discoveries and techniques and illustrating with case studies how it can be used by genealogists to gain an insight into their ancestry. The subject is complex and perhaps difficult for traditional genealogists to understand but, with the aid of this book, novices who are keen to take advantage of it will be able to interpret test results and use them to help answer genealogical questions which cannot be answered by documentary evidence alone. It will also appeal to those with some experience in the field because it places the practical application of genetic genealogy within a wider context, highlighting its role as a genealogical tool and suggesting how it can be made more effective.