New Publication Connects Americans to their Irish and Scottish Forebears

New Publication Connects Americans to their Irish and Scottish Forebears

The new consolidated edition of Scots-Irish Links [1575-1875], by David Dobson identifies over 15,000 Scots-Irish inhabitants of the Ulster Plantation, and the indexes to those two volumes name an astounding 33,000 people connected to those inhabitants. Of course, even those numbers cannot compare with the wave of Scots who transplanted to Ireland. In the 17th-century[…]Read more

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Scottish Wills and Testaments

New Scottish Guidebook Provides Lowdown on Records of Inheritance

Among its many features, Dr. David Dobson’s new book, Scottish Genealogy: Beyond the Basics explains the process of inheritance in Scotland and the terms and locations researchers must reckon with when hunting for them.  Here’s a sample taken from the book:  Scottish Wills and Testaments In Scotland inheritance is controlled by a testament, a term[…]Read more

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Scottish Emigration

New Genealogy Handbook Summarizes Scottish Emigration Around the Globe

Among the valuable features readers will find in Dr. David Dobson’s new book, Scottish Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond, is a chapter devoted to Scottish emigration. Since the author is the foremost authority on the subject, researchers can bank on what he has to say about the Scottish diaspora that proceeded, primarily, from the 17th[…]Read more

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Genealogy Book Reviews

Our Recent Publications Reviewed in the Media

If you’re still on the fence about David Dobson’s new guidebook for Scottish genealogy, Brian Mitchell’s handbook for Irish roots, or the 6th edition of Paul Heinegg’s three-volume compilation of colonial-era free African Americans from Virginia and the Carolinas, you don’t have to rely on the publisher to help you make up your mind.  We […]Read more

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Hear Dr. David Dobson Speak about his Scottish Genealogy: The Basics &Beyond

Hear Dr. David Dobson Speak about his Scottish Genealogy: The Basics & Beyond

Dr. David Dobson has published over 150 books for Genealogical.com (trading as Genealogical Publishing Company and Clearfield Co.,). His books cover a wide range of Scottish and Irish source records, immigration, and a number of how-to books. His most recent book is the much-touted guidebook Scottish Genealogy: The Basics & Beyond. In preparation for the[…]Read more

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Scottish Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond

Excerpt from Scottish Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond, by David Dobson

Today we are highlighting the first of several sections from Dr. David Dobson’s new book, Scottish Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond. The product of Mr. Dobson’s fifty years of research in Scotland, the British Isles, continental Europe and beyond, this new book is guaranteed to introduce researchers with Scottish ancestry to sources they’ve never laid[…]Read more

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SCOTS-IRISH LINKS

Scots-Irish Links Consolidation Edition

Several weeks ago, we announced the publication of the two-volume, fully-indexed, consolidated edition of David Dobson’s Scots-Irish Links. This consolidated edition incorporates sixteen separate titles published between 1994 and 2021 and covers persons of known Scots-Irish heritage between 1575 and 1900. Scots-Irish Links Consolidation Edition improves upon the original, small books by adding a full-name[…]Read more

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Scottish Genealogy

Scottish Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond Receives Strong Review in Library Journal

Library Journal, the leading professional magazine in its field and the primary source for book purchasing for collection development and acquisition librarians, just reviewed David Dobson’s new book, Scottish Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond. The review appeared in the August 2021 issue of the magazine, and we have reprinted it in its entirety below. Dobson,[…]Read more

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Genealogy Book Review

Scottish Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond Garners More Praise for David Dobson

We recently received three new reviews for David Dobson’s new guidebook, Scottish Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond. The good notices came from the Midwest Book Review, the long-running genealogy column “Kinsearching,” and Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter. We have excerpted the reviews for this issue of “Genealogy Pointers.” “Dobson has compiled an extensive list of the publications and archival records that[…]Read more

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Scottish Genealogy

Groundbreaking Book for Scottish Genealogy

Scottish Genealogy: The Basics and BeyondBy Dr. David Dobson Scottish Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond marks the culmination of over fifty years of historical and genealogical research by Dr. David Dobson in archives and libraries throughout Scotland. As one would expect in a Scottish genealogy guidebook, this publication identifies the major sources and repositories for[…]Read more

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