Friday, 7 February 2020

Book Notice: Finding Your Scottish Ancestors

Another book on Scottish genealogy was officially published on Wednesday.

Finding Your Scottish Ancestry - Techniques for solving genealogy problems is by Edinburgh-based genealogist Kirsty Wilkinson 

Here's the publisher's blurb:

Tracing family history has become increasingly popular over the last few decades and the availability of many records online means that those fortunate enough to have Scottish ancestors can easily access many of the sources they need to build their family tree. However, as research progresses, most family historians will eventually hit the dreaded 'brick wall' and find themselves unable to proceed further. Finding Your Scottish Ancestors provides a wealth of information, advice and techniques to help solve these genealogy problems and gives family historians the tools they need to track down even the most elusive forebears. Contents include

Sources for Scottish family history research, both traditional archives and online resources

Techniques for searching and interpreting genealogical records

Planning and recording research

Common genealogy problems and their solutions

More information here.

I've not read the book so I can't comment.

If you don't know of Kirsty check out this recent interview about her work as a young professional genealogist:


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