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    DescriptionThis is 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, as well as how important information can also be found in other records relating to these 'facts of life'. A section on profiling the ancestors shows how further research can inform the reader about how they can find out more about their forebears, or 'how to put flesh on the ancestral bones'. A final section offers help in the often daunting task of understanding Scottish legal documents The book is designed to help those who are starting out on the ancestral trail and also to point more experienced researchers, including students on genealogical courses, in new directions.


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    Title
    The Scottish Family Tree Detective
    Subtitle
    Tracing Your Ancestors in Scotland
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rosemary Bigwood
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 417 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780719071850
    ISBN 10: 0719071852
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKS
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.6
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    BIC subject category V2: HBTG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Merchandise Category: REF
    B&T General Subject: 680
    Libri: I-RB
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET200
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SCOTIS
    DC22: 929.10720411
    B&T Approval Code: A18560000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKS
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REF013000
    LC classification: CS463 .B54 2006
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 929.3411
    Thema V1.0: NHTG, WQY
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    06 March 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Manchester
    Author Information
    Rosemary Bigwood is a professional genealogist and lecturer in family history
    Table of contents
    List of maps and diagrams Abbreviations Acknowledgements I Introduction II Starting research III From birth to death IV Profiling the ancestors V Understanding legal documents Appendices Bibliography