Category Archives: Scotland

GB1900 – Online Project – Great for Genealogists

Online Project to Save Great Britain’s Place Names – Great for Genealogists Come join the project to identify all the place names in Great Britain. First I will explain what the project is, how it works and then why it … Continue reading

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Filed under England, Maps, News, Scotland, Websites

Book Review: Down and Out in Scotland researching ancestral crisis by Chris Paton

Down and Out in Scotland researching ancestral crisis. By Chris Paton. Published by UnlockThePast Publications, PO Box 119, St Agnes SA 5097, Australia. . AUS $16.50. Available as an UnlockThePast e-book, AUS $7.95. Available in Canada from Global Genealogy  CAN … Continue reading

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Early Registration for British Institute closes September 15

Early Registration Closes September 15 for the British Institute. The 2014 British Institute to be held 20-24 October in Salt Lake City is organized by the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History. This year’s speakers and topics are: … Continue reading

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Filed under England, Events, Ireland, Scotland, Where is Paul?

Scottish Military Wills – Tips for Searching, Using the Results and Workarounds

Let’s take a closer look at the Scottish Soldiers wills so proudly announced as being available on ScotlandsPeople in the last post I made so we understand how and why the records were created, collected and how to search them … Continue reading

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News Release: Historical Wills of Scottish Soldiers Go Online

Historical Wills of Scottish Soldiers Go Online The last wishes of Scottish soldiers at the Front: The National Records of Scotland release Soldiers’ Wills from WW1, WW2, the Boer War, Korean War and other conflicts between 1857 and 1964 The … Continue reading

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WWI – Finding the Dead – Commonwealth War Grave Commission part 3

In the last post we started to discuss the search options for the advanced search screen of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website at www.cwgc.org.  We discussed ways to search  on Surname and Forename, so please do have a look … Continue reading

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Filed under England, Family Research, Finnigan, Ireland, Military, Scotland, WWI

WWI – Finding the Dead – Commonwealth War Graves Commission part 2

In my last posting I did a simple search to find my dead soldier – John Croudace. In this blog posting we are still working with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website at www.cwgc.org website but let’s examine the advanced … Continue reading

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WWI – Finding the Dead – Commonwealth War Graves Commission part 1

I said in an earlier posting that this year I was going to have a special focus on World War One research. I have had a couple of postings mentioning new resources, but now I want to start explaining how … Continue reading

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Filed under Croudace, England, Family Research, Ireland, Military, Scotland, WWI

Book Review: Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records by Chris Paton.

Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records. By Chris Paton. Published by Unlock the Past, P.O. Box 119, St. Agnes SA 5097, Australia.  www.unlockthepast.com.au. 2013. 52 pp. Illustrations, index. Softcover. AU$17. Available as an e-book at www.gen-ebooks.com.  AUS$7.95   If you have … Continue reading

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Book Review: Scottish Catholic Family History by Andrew R. Nicholl

This post came as a result of questions in a lecture I gave this morning on Effective use of ScotlandsPeople Website at the Federation of Genealogical Societies Annual Conference in Ft. Wayne Indiana. Scottish Catholic Family History: A Family Historian’s … Continue reading

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Filed under Archives and Museums, Book Reviews, Religious Research, Scotland