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|Genealogy in the
Gaidhealtachd: Clan and Family History in the Highlands of Scotland
by Graeme M. Mackenzie (Highland Family History Society, Inverness, 2013).
in the Gaidhealtachd” distils some of the knowledge Graeme has gained
working for 25 years as a professional genealogist specialising in
Highland clans and families. He uses examples to illustrate particular
problems from research into his own family and the families of clients,
as well as the experience he has gained over many years acting as the Seanachaidh
(historian & genealogist) for Clan MacKenzie and Clan MacMillan.
On the Ancestral Trail; Certificates, Censuses, and Spelling; Church
Registers and Naming Traditions; Given Names and Nicknames; Surnames and
Septs; Clans and Parent Kindreds; Charter Chests and Traditional Tales;
Emigrants and Explorers; Soldiers, Sailors, and East Indiamen;
Connecting Cousins and Coming Home to the Highlands.
The 21 appendices form an extensive guide to sources for clan & family history in the Highlands, listing and locating such things as church registers, valuation rolls, sasine registers, kirk session minutes, poor law records, burial grounds and transcriptions, archive centres, public libraries, clan centres, museums, and local heritage groups.
in the Gaidhealtachd is
published by the Highland Family History Society [HFHS] and is available
from HFHS for UK £10 + P&P, or online from GENfair
(HFHS page - go to "Other Publications").
Genealogy in the Gaidhealtachd is now also available in the USA for $20 (or $25 for a copy signed by the author) + $5 for carriage. Go to Highland Roots USA page for contact details.