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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Betterway Books (May 25, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558705996
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558705999
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,899,349 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 Flanagan
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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.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on November 10, 2002
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Collaboratively written by knowledgeable genealogists Linda Jonas (Director of the McLean Family History Center specializing in British Ancestry) and Paul Milner (a professional family historian specializing in British research), A Genealogist's Guide To Discovering Your Scottish Ancestors: How To Find And Record Your Unique Heritage is a useful and user friendly "how-to" manual that teaches beginning genealogists the basic guidelines they need to follow in the research process of tracking down their family history. From combing a database of Scottish origins, to extracting useful information from census and church records, to avoiding common genealogical research pitfalls, A Genealogist's Guide To Discovering Your Scottish Ancestors is a very highly recommended resource for anyone of Scottish descent interested in learning more about their family origins and genealogical linkages.
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We have an ancestor that is difficult to find. They came over in the late 1700's. This book offers great resources
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With my last name I had to look. I'm pretty stuck at Alexander Macintosh who's son George came to America at age 13 after his parents died. It's apparent that records for the early 1800's are pretty spotty and may not exist. At least this book helped me see why it's difficult hunting.
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