ScotlandsPeople: The Place To Launch Your Scottish Research
ScotlandsPeople: The Place To Launch Your Scottish Research
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ScotlandsPeople: The Place to Launch Your Scottish Research, 3rd ed.; by Rosemary Kopittke; 2017; 44 pp; 5.75x8.25; b&w & colour photos, bibliog, index; ISBN: 9781925323610; Item #: RUTP0104

ScotlandsPeople provides an exceptional source of genealogical records for those with Scottish ancestry - Statutory registers of birth, death, marriage, divorce, civil partnerships and dissolutions; church registers for the Church of Scotland, the Roman Catholic Church and other Presbyterian churches; census records; valuation rolls; and legal records covering wills and testaments, soldiers' and airmen's wills, military service tribunal appeals, and Coats of Arms. Access to such a wide range of basic records for a relatively cheap fee means we can all research from our home without the expense of hiring a search agent, ordering in many microfilms, or a trip to Scotland - as pleasant as that last option may be.

With some knowledge and practice you will become adept at locating records of relevance to your family and you will be well on your way with your research. Of course, not all records are available online. You will still need to track down your non-conformists, investigate land records, maps, cemeteries, electoral rolls, directories, poor law, military and other records, but ScotlandsPeople is a great place to launch the study of your families.

Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Statutory registers
    • Births
    • Marriages
    • Deaths
    • Divorces
    • Civil partnerships
    • Dissolutions
    • Register of Corrected Entries
    • Wildcards and other options
  • Church registers: Church of Scotland
    • Births and baptisms
    • Banns and marriages
    • Deaths and burials
  • Church registers: Roman Catholic parish registers
    • Births and baptisms
    • Banns and marriages
    • Deaths and burials
    • Other events
  • Church registers: Other church records
    • Births and baptisms
    • Banns and marriages
    • Deaths and burials
    • Other events
  • Census records
    • Searching by place
  • Valuation rolls
  • Legal records
    • Wills and testaments
    • Soldiers' and airmen's wills
    • Military service appeals tribunal
  • Other ways to search
    • Place
    • Photographs and illustrations
  • Other features
    • My account
    • Saved images
    • Saved searches
    • Timelines
    • Orders
    • Address Book
  • Charges
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Index