Tracing Your Edinburgh Ancestors

A Guide for Family and Local Historians

Alan Stewart

* Accessible guide to Edinburgh's national, local and family history

* Concise introduction to the city's long, varied and complex past

* Gives a vivid impression of the city in which your ancestors lived

* Includes full details of all the sources for family and local history research
Date Published :
July 2016
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Series :
Tracing your Ancestors
Illustration :
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781473828575
Pages : 232
Dimensions : 9.21 X 6.14 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Edinburgh has been the capital of Scotland for the last 500 years and more. The ‘Athens of the North’ is the center of Scottish banking, medicine, architecture, law and publishing. It is the home of Scotland’s national museums and the location of the Queen’s official residence in Scotland and of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. It is also the site of the Edinburgh Festival and Royal Military Tattoo, and the seat of the devolved Scottish government. The city is steeped in national, local and family history, and Alan Stewart’s handbook is the perfect guide to it.
He takes readers through the story of Edinburgh from the earliest times up to the present day, showing how its colorful history has affected the lives of their ancestors. The many genealogical records of Edinburgh are described in detail, and appendices cover genealogy websites, family history societies, and Edinburgh’s many archives, museums, art galleries, castles and palaces.


“It is the second half of the book that is of interest to family historians. The last eleven chapters provide terrific insight into the various records that are available for genealogical research. Overall the book provides terrific detail and quality of information for either the Historian or Family Historian and for anyone with ancestors who lived in Edinburgh or surrounds, this is definitely one to add to the reference shelves of their workspace.”

- British Connections, Volume 17, Issue 4

“There are numerous modern and period photographs of places, people, and documents illustrating the book well… for those with Edinburgh ancestors or interest this is certainly worth examination.”


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