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Are You One Of Scotland’s People?

ScotlandsPeople 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.

With birth, 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.

The 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.

Scottish 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.

Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors: The... Official Guide
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 Rootss.

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