Please find below product details and buying options for ‘Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors: the Official Guide’ and the updated Scottish Handwriting 1500-1700: a self-help pack (see below for more details). Please note our other publications are temporarily unavailable. To compliment the Scottish Handwriting pack you may wish to visit the Scottish Handwriting website which offers online free tuition in palaeography to help with reading historical records written in Scotland in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.
Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors: the Official Guide
Seventh edition, published August 2020
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd, 2020
Cost: GBP 12.99
This official guide to the records made available via ScotlandsPeople and the National Records of Scotland is indispensable for family historians, historians and biographers, whether visiting in person or researching online. The seventh edition is packed with up-to-date information about how to trace Scottish genealogy in the unique treasure trove of Scotland's national archives. Available for the first time in both paperback and e-book versions. Please visit the Birlinn website or other online retailers to purchase a copy.
Scottish Handwriting 1500-1700: a self-help pack
A step-by-step guide to reading the handwriting of old Scottish documents using facsimiles, mainly from the National Records of Scotland's (NRS) archives. This is an updated version of the original kit, created in partnership with the NRS and the Scottish Records Association (SRA). A physical copy is also available to purchase from the ScotlandsPeople online store.
‘...a valuable asset to those with an interest in researching Scottish History at source.’ - Family Tree Magazine
Tracing Scottish Local History (not currently available)
Author: Cecil J Sinclair
Publisher: HMSO, 1996
ISBN: 0 11 495231 0
Cost: GBP 7.95
An authoritative survey of the vast range of material in the national archive collections - dealing with houses, streets, estates and farms, administrative divisions of Scotland as well as schools, businesses and recreational activities.