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Tracing Your Scottish Family History on the Internet - A Guide for Family Historians - cover

Tracing Your Scottish Family History on the Internet - A Guide for Family Historians

Chris Paton

Publisher: Pen & Sword Family History

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From search engines and databases to DNA platforms, discover how to easily learn more about your Scottish ancestry online with this helpful guide. 
 
Scotland is a land with a proud and centuries long history that far predates its membership of Great Britain and the United Kingdom. Today in the 21st century it is also a land that has done much to make its historical records accessible, to help those with Caledonian ancestry trace their roots back to earlier times and a world long past. 
 
In Tracing Scottish Family History on the Internet, Chris Paton expertly guides the family historian through the many Scottish records offerings available, but also cautions the reader that not every record is online, providing detailed advice on how to use web based finding aids to locate further material across the country and beyond. He also examines social networking and the many DNA platforms that are currently further revolutionizing online Scottish research. 
 
From the Scottish Government websites offering access to our most important national records, to the holdings of local archives, libraries, family history societies, and online vendors, Chris Paton takes the reader across Scotland, from the Highlands and Islands, through the Central Belt and the Lowlands, and across the diaspora, to explore the various flavors of Scottishness that have bound us together as a nation for so long.
Available since: 04/30/2020.
Print length: 184 pages.

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