Category Archives: Scotland

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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Tim Ellis Interview

Tim Ellis is a name you may not recognize. He is the Keeper of the Records of Scotland and Registrar General for Scotland.  In this important role he could have an important role in terms of what happens in Family … Continue reading

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Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research: Scottish Course – Over

Last week twenty-four adult learners from across the country gathered at Samford University in Birmingham Alabama to learn about doing Scottish research. See the June 4 blog entry for a full list of topics. Old friends reconnected, new friendships were … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Scots – A Photohistory

The Scots: A Photohistory. By Murray MacKinnon and Richard Oram. Published by Thames & Hudson, 500 Fifth Ave., New York NY 10110. www.thamesandhudsonusa.com . 2003 hbk, 2012 sbk. 224 pp. Illustrations, index. Hbk $40,  Sbk $21.95 If you have ancestors … Continue reading

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Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research: Scottish Research Track

Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, June 9-14 at Samford University, Birmingham Alabama. I am excited as next week I get to teach a whole week course on Scottish Research. IGHR as it is more familiarly known is the longest … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tracing Your Huguenot Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians by Kathy Chater

I gave four lectures last weekend in Rochester, New York and got a number of questions about tracing Huguenots in England and Ireland, thus I thought appropriate to share this review. Tracing Your Huguenot Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians. … Continue reading

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Genealogy at a Glance: English Research (or Irish or Scottish) – How to purchase in Australia and New Zealand

I have exciting news for Australian and New Zealand researchers. As I lecture in Australia there is strong interest in Genealogy at a Glance series of laminated help sheets published by Genealogical Publishing Company. I wrote the English Research guide … Continue reading

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Book Review: Discover Scottish Land Records

Discover Scottish Land Records. By Chris Paton. Published by Unlock the Past, P.O. Box 119, St. Agnes SA 5097, Australia. www.unlockthepast.com.au. 2012. 68 pp. Illustrations, index. Softcover. AU$20 I liked this book, a lot, and can highly recommend it for … Continue reading

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