By (author) Bruce Durie
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Scottish Genealogy by Bruce Durie
Book DescriptionScotland has possibly the most complete and best-kept set of records and other documents in the world. Given both this and the extraordinary worldwide Scottish diaspora (approximately 28 million people can claim Scottish ancestry), the lack of a thorough guide to Scottish genealogy is a significant gap. Bruce Durie's book bridges that gap with authority and provides a sense of the excitement of the historical chase. "Scottish Genealogy" not only covers sources and records (both physical and electronic), it is also firmly based on established genealogical practice, with worked examples which will enable family historians everywhere to exploit the rich resources in Scotland. The author disabuses the reader of the many canards which have accompanied the recent upsurge in interest in family history, notably that it's 'all on the internet,' that there is such a thing as a 'family coat of arms' and that everything written down must be true. He shows researchers how to get beyond the standard 'births, marriages and deaths and census' search and how to dig deeper into genealogy. Authoritative and entertaining, this is a reader-friendly reference and guide to genealogy and family history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750945684
(244mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Bruce Durie
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"First published: 2003"--Title page verso.
Understanding Documents for Genealogy & Local History, Paperback (February 2013)
Genealogists and local historians have probably seen every birth, marriage, death and census record available, and are adept at unsing the internet for research. However, once they have learnt everything they can from them, the next step is reading and understanding older documents.
Welsh Genealogy, Paperback (November 2012)
Bruce Durie provides an accessible guide to genealogy and family history in Wales.
Bloody Scottish History, Paperback (August 2012)» View all books by Bruce Durie
Glasgow has one of the bloodiest and most tumultuous histories on record, riddled with plagues and pirate attacks, religious divides and reconciliations, bombs, fires and floods. A city of slums and grandeur, of sectarian violence and cultural assimilation, here you will find the best of the worst of Scotland's greatest city.
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Author Biography - Bruce Durie
Bruce Durie has had a varied career ranging from research scientist to Head of External Affairs at Kingston University. He now writes, and runs an e-business consultancy and an e-publishing company. He is the author of several local history books, including A Century of Glasgow, A Century of Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy and East Fife in Old Photographs. A Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, he lives near Glasgow.
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