“Genealogy at a Glance”–Scottish Genealogy

Scottish Genealogy Research at a Glance by David Dobson. In 4 pages, author Dobson slips an immense amount of useful information including the migration of Scots into Europe during the Medieval period–to Poland, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, France, “and especially Ireland.” Then to the Americas, to Australia, and South Africa.

David Dobson has indexed many Scottish records, directly from archive originals as well as consolidated data from printed sources for better and more effective searching. Only some of his titles are included in this handout. Dobson also shares some of his extensive knowledge of Scottish records as he describes special research TIPS (caption printed in red)–definitions, historical tidbits, where to look, and so on.

The emphasis is on resources with indexes and images now available online. Search these indexed and easily available sources first. Then check those publications written by Dobson that match your research needs:

Checklist of Scottish Works by David Dobson–
__American Data from the Aberdeen Journal, 1748-1783
__American Data from the Records of the High Court of the Admiralty of Scotland, 1675-1800
__American Vital Records from the Gentleman’s magazine, 1731-1868
__Barbados and Scotland links, 1627-1877
__The Burgess roll of St. Andrews, 1751-1775
__The Burgess rolls of Fife, 1700-1800
__A Directory of Scots in Australasia, 1788-1900
__Directory of Scots in the Carolinas, 1680-1830
__Directory of Scots, banished to the American Plantations, 1650-1775
__Directory of Scottish settlers in North America, 1625-1825
__The French and Indian War from Scottish sources
__Huguenot and Scots links, 1575-1775
__Irish Emigrants in North America
__Irish Emigrants in North America
__The Jacobites of Angus, 1689-1746
__Jacobites of the ’15
__Later Scots-Irish links, 1725-1825
__The Mariners of Aberdeen and Northern Scotland, 1600-1800
__The Mariners of Aberdeen and northern Scotland, 1700-1800
__The Mariners of Angus, 1600-1700
__The Mariners of Kirkcaldy and West Fife, 1600-1700
__The Mariners of St. Andrews and the East Part of Fife
__The Mariners of the Clyde and Western Scotland, 1600-1700
__The Mariners of the Lothians, 1600-1800
__The Original Scots Colonists of early America, 1612-1783
__The Scots Abroad, 1650-1900: Part One
__Scots in Africa
__Scots in Georgia and the deep south, 1735-1845
__Scots in Latin America
__Scots in New England: 1623-1873
__Scots in Poland, Russia and the Baltic States, 1550-1850
__Scots in the American West, 1783-1883
__Scots in the Mid-Atlantic colonies, 1635-1783
__Scots in the mid-Atlantic states, 1783-1883
__Scots in the USA and Canada, 1825-1875
__Scots in the West Indies, 1707-1857
__Scots on the Chesapeake, 1607-1830
__The Scots Overseas: emigrants and adventurers from Aberdeen and North East Scotland, Fife, Moray and Banff, Angus and Perth, Southern Scotland, Glasgow and the West of Scotland, Orkney and Shetland, the Lothians, and the Northern highlands
__The Scots Overseas: emigrants and adventurers from Argyll and North Highlands
__Scots overseas: emigrants and adventurers from Southern Scotland
__Scots overseas: emigrants and adventurers from the Lothians
__Scots-Dutch links in Europe and America, 1575-1825
__Scots-Irish links, 1575-1725
__Scottish Emigration to colonial America, 1607-1785
__Scottish Highlanders on the Eve of the Great Migration 1725-1775: the people of Highland Perthshire
__Scottish Highlanders on the Eve of the Great Migration, 1725-1775: the people of Argyll
__Scottish Maritime records, 1600-1850: a guide for family historians
__Scottish Quakers and Early America, 1650-1700
__Scottish Schoolmasters of the seventeenth century
__Scottish Seafarers 1800-1830
__Scottish Seafarers of the eighteenth century
__Scottish Seafarers of the seventeenth century
__Scottish Soldiers in Colonial America
__Scottish Soldiers in Colonial America: part one and part two
__Scottish Soldiers in Continental Europe
__Scottish Soldiers, 1600-1800
__The Scottish Surnames of Colonial America
__Scottish Whalers before 1800
__Scottish-American court records, 1733-1783
__Scottish-American gravestones, 1700-1900
__Scottish-American heirs, 1683-1883
__Scottish-American wills, 1650-1900
__Searching for Scotch-Irish roots in Scottish records, 1600-1750
__The Shipping of Dundee and Montrose, 1720 to 1750: ships, ship masters, and voyages
__The Shipping of Perth 1716-1767: ships, ship masters, and voyages
__Ships from Ireland to Early America, 1623-1850
__Ships from Scotland to America, 1628-1828
__Ships from Scotland to North America 1830-1860
__Transatlantic Voyages, 1600-1699

In my opinion, using Scotland’s People, which Dobson references throughout this handout, and his own published works, it is easier to track a Scottish ancestor than any other nationality. I  especially recommend this Genealogy at a Glance research aid on Scotland, updated edition, 2020 by David Dobson. Order  from Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 3600 Clipper Mill Rd, Baltimore MD 21211. http://genealogical.com. Or from Leland Meitzler’s Family Roots Publishing Company, PO Box 1682, Orting, WA 98360. http://familyrootspublishing.com Other vendors at conferences and genealogy bookstores may carry selected titles. Cost: $9.95.Your favorite Scottish genealogist, Arlene Eakle http://arleneeakle.com

PS Remember–I do not recommend a publication unless I have used it and know that the information works!

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