Scottish Family Tree Detective Tracing Your Ancestors In Scotland
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. It shows how to make the most of opportunities for internet access to information, research resources and catalogues of collections held in archives and libraries, online and on paper.
The emphasis is on locating, selecting, evaluating and using sources, on finding out what is locally available and what is kept in central Scottish archives. The book is designed to help those who are starting out on the ancestral trail and also to point the way to new roads of research for those who have already gone some way, including students on genealogical courses.
Guidance is given on how to start out, on keeping records and making a research plan. In the second section, the topics are birth, marriage and death;The final section gives help in the often daunting task of understanding Scottish legal documents.