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In just a handful of pages, this work provides an overview of all the facts you need to know in order to begin and proceed successfully with your research, allowing you to grasp the basics of research at a glance.
The renowned Scottish author David Dobson brings his expertise to bear in a shrewd distillation of facts about Scottish genealogical research. Because there are so many people of Scottish descent worldwide, he uses emigration history as a jumping off point, from there proceeding to tackle the immense body of unique Scottish records which includes Old Parish Records of the Church of Scotland; post-1854 statutory records of births, marriages, and deaths; and census returns from 1841 to 1901.
Dobson then focuses on the remaining Scottish genealogical records, from traditional wills and testaments to the lesser known kirk session records and services of heirs. Along the way he seeds the text with research tips and references to key publications, concluding with an indispensable list of online resources, which are now the focal point of Scottish genealogy research.
This may be the most concise piece you’ll ever read on Scottish genealogy, and you can read it with absolute confidence that your research is pointed in the right direction.