Milner and Jonas, the authors of A Genealogist's Guide toDiscovering Your English Ancestors
(2000), now turn their attentionto exploring one's Scottish roots. Citing the fact that more than 10million Americans claim Scottish as their primary ethnicity, theyprovide tips explicitly tailored to Scottish genealogicalinquiries. After reviewing library and Internet research basics thatcan be applied to any search or ethnicity, they zero in on retrievingexclusively Scottish data. Strategies for accessing and analyzingScottish civil registration, census, church, and land and probaterecords are included. A particularly effective device is theincorporation of the authentic records of an actual Scottish family toillustrate how to interpret and employ historicaldocuments. Margaret FlanaganCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
About the Author
Linda Jonas has been a professional genealogist for 20 years and is president of the British Isles Family History Society-U.S.A. She is a frequent lecturer at national and regional conferences. Paul Milner is a British native who grew up in the borderlands of England and Scotland. He is a professional genealogical researcher and has specialized in British Isles research for the past 20 years. They are the co-authors of A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your English Ancestors.