Statistical Accounts of Scotland for genealogy

Posted by on Feb 28, 2012 in Genealogy Research | 0 comments

Statistical Accounts of Scotland for genealogy

Perhaps¬†you are looking for a more “intimate” view of what life was like for your Scottish ancestors. Whether they lived in the Highlands or the Lowlands, look no further than the Statistical Accounts of Scotland.¬†While the Wikipedia article gives some background on their history, there is nothing quite like just starting to read these volumes. Honestly, the Statistical Accounts of Scotland for genealogy information are amazing sources. With just an exception or two, one is unlikely to encounter one’s family by name unless you’ve descended from the landed nobility of...

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Clans and Families of Ireland and Scotland, a book review

Posted by on Feb 24, 2012 in Genealogy Research | 0 comments

Clans and Families of Ireland and Scotland, a book review

In this post, I offer a brief review of the book Clans and Families of Ireland and Scotland by C. Thomas Cairney, Ph.D. This volume is available for order at Amazon, and I assume other resellers. The book is subtitled, An Ethnography of the Gael A.D. 500-1750. You can also find it in its entirety online at Electric Scotland. The author has a family web site and may be contacted here. I’m not sure how I first heard about this excellent book. It may have been at the Electric Scotland site at the link I posted in the previous paragraph. In any case, I quickly acquired my own copy; and I...

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