You One Of Scotland’s People?
is the official online source of parish register, civil registration
and census records for Scotland and is a partnership between
the General Register Office for Scotland and Scotland On Line.
death and marriage information from 1553 to 1952 and census
information from 1881, 1891 and 1901, the database contains
almost 37 million names making it one of the world’s largest
resources of genealogical information.
If you have
roots in Scotland you’ll find them at the official government
source of genealogical data for Scotland. ScotlandsPeople.
Surnames of Scotland: Their Origin,...
, Meaning and History. A book on the origin, meaning and history
of Scottish surnames. The core of this work is a listing of
over 8000 names, each with a concise history and cross-references.
It should serve as a tool for genealogists, historians, or anyone
with a general interest in Scotland.
Highlanders A People and Their Place
Right across the world there are people who think of themselves
as Scottish Highlanders, people who, though they may be separated
from Scotland's hills and glens by many thousands of miles and
several generations, still identify with this remote locality
on the western edge of Europe. What is the truth behind the many
myths surrounding the Highland past? Who were the Scottish Highlanders
and where did they come from? What part did they play in Scotland's
evolution as a nation state? How did Highlanders become one of
the most widely-dispersed peoples on Earth? And why do the Scottish
Highlands still matter so much to men and women who, quite frequently,
have never ever seen the landscapes which feature so evocatively
in so many of their songs of exile? This book begins in North
America and ends in Uist and Lewis. It takes the reader to Iona,
Morvern, Argyll, Islay, Perthshire, Aberdeenshire, Edinburgh,
Skye, Lochaber, Inverness and Sutherland. It also take the reader
to Donegal and Antrim. It introduces you to the people of the
Scottish Highlands, to the sort of men and women, past and present,
whose fierce attachment to their Gaelic language and their Celtic
heritage ensured the survival of so much of what makes the Scottish
Highlands special still. Scotland Roots.
Your Scottish Ancestors: The...
Scottish Record Office, National Archives Of Scotland. This
guide provides an authoritative survey of the vast range of
material held in the Scottish Record Office, records of Scottish
national and local government, Scottish churches, law courts
and private families and businesses. Written in an accessible
style from the unique perspective of a custodian of the records,
it not only explains step by step how to research records of
births, marriages and wills, but also directs the reader to
a variety of other, less well-known sources containing valuable
genealogical information. Fully revised and updated, and containing
a new chapter on the General Register Office for Scotland, this
is the essential reference tool for anyone tracing Scottish