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Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors

Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors


Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors The Official Guide by National Records of Scotland (7th edition)

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 Records of Scotland are available online they can be consulted by anyone from whatever country.

Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors is the National Records' 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.

Compiled by: The National Records of Scotland is the government department responsible for the custody and preservation of the records of the government of Scotland.


"Includes the sort of online sources that have transformed the field since its first publication in 1990, this guide is indispensable for the serious investigator" - The Scotsman

"Excellent help with every phase of genealogical research... This book will be a valuable finding aid for many people using the Scottish Record Office, and by no means only for the family historian" - Books in Scotland

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