Scottish Research Guides from Unlock the Past
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ScotlandsPeople: The Place to Launch Your Scottish Research
This updated 3rd edition guide will introduce you to the records contained in ScotlandsPeople, the number one website for Scottish records, and give you tips and advice on how to get the best results.
$6.75 – 44 pages, Digital (.pdf) Download Only
Discover Scottish Church Records
In this newly updated and much expanded second edition of his best selling book, family historian Chris Paton explores the history and records of the various churches in Scotland prior to 1855.
$8.50 – 92 pages, Digital (.pdf) Download Only
Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records
This guide from family historian Chris Paton takes a look at the vast world of Scottish civil registration records.
$6.75 – 52 pages, Digital (.pdf) Download Only
Discover Scottish Land Records
This updated guide from family historian Chris Paton takes a look at the complicated records concerning land and property based research in Scotland.
$8.50 – 64 pages, Digital (.pdf) Download Only
Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis
In this Unlock the Past guide , genealogist Chris Paton goes in search of the records of ancestral hardship in Scotland, to allow us to truly understand the situations that our ancestors had to endure and overcome across the generations.
$6.75 – 56 pages, Digital (.pdf) Download Only
Handy Guide: ScotlandsPeople: A Treasure Trove for Family Historians
This Handy Guide gives you a quick rundown on what you can find on ScotlandsPeople, together with tips on how to search this website effectively. You’ll also find links to various associated websites, together with suggestions for further reading.
$3.75 – 4 pages, Digital (.pdf) Download Only
Handy Guide: Scottish Given Names: Popularity, Spelling Variants, Diminutives and Abbreviations
The names of our ancestors are the gateway to tracing our family history. This Handy Guide is filled with tables which enable you to find the “very common”and “çommon” Scottish male and female names from 1700s-early 1900s.
$5.25 – 8 pages, Digital (.pdf) Download Only