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From: linda Merle <>
Subject: Some Sources and early Scots emigration
Date: Tue, 26 May 1998 22:36:21 -0700

Hi, Someone asked if we had sources or resouces. Yes, we do. Try our web page
(URL at bottom). Try and GENUKI: .

Try Ancestor Trails for out of print books -- lots on Scottish sources:
t (Ancestor Trails). See it for these books:

ndex to Irish Wills - William P.W. Phillimore and Gertrude Thrift
#47-6452 - 827 pages, hardcover, (1909-1920) 1997 - $50.00
This book is an alphabetical index of over 30,000 Diocesan wills
proved in the Consistorial Courts of Ireland between 1536 and 1857.
These indexes also provide clues for checking land records for an estate
partition and transfers of lease from testator to heir.
Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland - Sir Arthur Vicars
#47-6453 - 512 pages, hardcover, (1897) 1997 - $35.00
This index has 40,000 entries arranged alphabetically by the
name of the testator, showing his rank, occupation, or condition; his
town or county of residence; and the year when the estate was probated.
Scottish-American Heirs, 1683-1883 - David Dobson
#47-6506 - 165 pages, hardcover, 1992 - $21.50
This book contains abstracts of every Scottish-American
connection in the Services of Heirs records for the 200 years between
1683 and 1883.
The Original Scots Colonists of Early America, 1612-1783 - David
#47-6507 - 370 pages, hardcover, 1995 - $28.50
This book is a compilation of all extant records pertaining to
the original Scottish emigrants to the American colonies. For each of
the 7,000 persons listed, a maximum of 23 points of information is
provided: name, date of birth or baptism, place of birth, occupation,
place of education, cause of banishment (where applicable), residence,
names of parents, date of emigration and whether voluntarily or
involuntarily transported, port of embarkation, destination, name of
ship, place of arrival, date of arrival, place of settlement, name of
spouse, names of children, date of death, place of death, where buried,
probate record, and source citation.
Topographical Dictionary of Scotland - Samuel Lewis
The Peerage of Scotland - A Heritage Classic
#47-6515 - 339 pages, softcover, 1995 - $27.00
A genealogical and historical account of all the peers of that
ancient kingdom; their descents, collateral branches, births, marriages,
and issue. Together with a like account of all the attained peers; and a
complete alphabetical list of those nobles of Scotland, whose titles are
extinct. Collected from parliament rolls, records, family documents, and
the personal information of many noble peers. Also contains the paternal
coats of arms, crests, supporters, and mottos, most elegantly engraved.
Over 120 different titles are presented in the central section of the
book. A history of the family's lineage as it pertains to the title is
given for each of the entries.
Directory of Scots Banished to the American Plantations 1650-1775 -
David Dobson
#47-6525 - 239 pages, softcover, 1996 - Out-of-print

Emigrants from Scotland to America, 1774-1775 - Viola R. Cameron
#47-6526 - 117 pages, hardcover, 1990 - $15.00
Transcribed from old Treasury Papers in the Public Record Office
in London, this work lists some 2,000 persons by age, station,
occupation, residence in Scotland, destination in America, and reasons
for emigrating. Various states along the eastern seaboard are noted as
places of disembarkation.

The Gazetteer of Scotland - Rev. John Wilson
#47-6527 - 473 pages, softcover, 1996 - $28.00
The Census of 1881 was extracted from the Official Returns
expressly for this Gazetteer. Besides the usual information, as to towns
and places contained in gazetteers, it gives the statistics of real
property, notices of public works, public buildings, churches, schools,
etc.; while the natural history and historical incidents connected with
particular localities have not been omitted.

This was useful

If you buy any of those expensive $200 books, the rest of the list wants
lookups! If you find any of them in a library let us know which one!

Happy Hunting,

Linda Merle

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