Tracing Immigrant Ancestors at the Society of Genealogists

The ships they sailed on were small and crowded. Many of them could barely read and write, and had only a vague notion of where they were going. Farewells to parents and family were difficult as they never expected to see them again. They probably walked from where they lived to the port for embarkation. Most were desperate for a better life. They are your ancestors: part of the massive migration of people from Britain to the ‘New World’ and the colonies.

Now you would like to know more about where they came from. You’d like to find records for their parents and grandparents. Maybe, you’d like to visit the church where they were baptised or married, the graveyard that holds other family members. At the very least, you know that finding out about the families and the home towns left behind will complete their story for you...

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September 2019 Discounted Book of the Month - My Ancestor was Scottish

A comprehensive and indispensable guide to tracing Scottish ancestry, this book will help you get to grips with nuances of researching in Scotland, from civil registration and census returns, to parish registers and wills. Although the basic techniques of Scottish family history are the same as those for English and Welsh research there are also a number of differences, which this books examines. In addition to exploring Scottish maps and legal records, the author devotes chapters to Scottish clans, armed forces records and Scottish resources at the Society of Genealogists...

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