Tracing Your Scottish Ancestry Through Church & State Records is a thorough guide to Scotland’s genealogical landscape and is a useful tool for researchers of the diaspora to have at hand.
Paton examines common records used by family historians, including censuses, tax records and registers of land ownership.
A basic knowledge of the legal system is expected, but Paton includes case studies to help illuminate the in-depth academia.
He also provides web links and sources to further aid the hunt for historical information.
Tracing Your Scottish Ancestry Through Church & State Records by Chris Paton, published by Pen and Sword, £14.99