Scottish Genealogy

This guide contains a sample of The Newberry's resources on this topic. To locate additional resources, please check our catalog or consult a reference librarian.

Guides and Bibliographies

Cory, Kathleen B. Tracing Your Scottish Ancestry. 3rd ed. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004. Call # Local History Ref CS464 .C67 2004 (2nd floor open shelf).

Herber, Mark D. Ancestral Trails: the Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History. 2nd ed. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 2006. Call # Local Family Ref CS414 .H47 2006 (2nd floor open shelf).

Reid, Judith P. Family Ties in England, Scotland, Wales & Ireland: Sources for Genealogical Research. Washington: Library of Congress, 1998. Call # Z5313.G69 R45 1998 (2nd floor open shelf).

Steward, Alan. Gathering the Clans: Tracing Scottish Ancestry on the Internet. Chichester, West Sussex, England: Phillimore, c. 2004. Call # CS464 .S74 2004.

Tracing Your English & Scottish Ancestors: The Records and Resources You Need for Success for Researching Your Ancestors from Across the Pond. Toronto: Moorshead, c.2011. Call # folio CS414 .T73 2011

Vital Records

Bloxham, V. Ben. Key to the Parochial Registers of Scotland from Earliest Times through 1854. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, c1970. Call # Local History Ref Z5313 .S3 B55 1970 (2nd floor open shelf).

Register of Births, Marriages, and Deaths of Scotland [microform]. Salt Lake City, Utah: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1987. Civil registrations of births, marriages, and deaths in Scotland from 1855-1987 held by the Family History Library. Call # Microfiche 5432.

Heraldry and Clans

Innes of Learney, Thomas, Sir. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland. Edinburgh: Johnston, 1938. Call # F 43943.395. Includes colored plates of coats of arms.

American Settlers and Colonists

Dobson, David. Directory of Scottish Settlers in North America, 1625-1825. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1984-<1993>. Call # Local History Ref E184.S3 D65 (2nd floor open shelf).

Dobson, David. The Original Scots Colonists of Early America, 1612-1783. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1989. Call # Local History Ref E184.S3 D63 1989 (2nd floor open shelf).

Dobson, David. The Original Scots Colonists of Early America: Supplement: 1607-1707. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1998. Call # Local History Ref E49.2.S3 D64 1998 (2nd floor open shelf).

Dobson, David. Scots in New England, 1623-1873. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., c2002. Call # Local History Ref F15.S3 D63 2002 (2nd floor open shelf).

Dobson, David. Scottish-American Wills, 1650-1900. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1991. Call # Local History Ref E184.S3 D64 1991.

Millett, Stephen M. The Scottish Settlers of America: the 17th and 18th Centuries. Baltimore: Clearfield, 2004. Call # E184.S3 M55 2004.

Immigration Sources

Dobson, David. Ships from Scotland to America, 1628-1828. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1998-<2002>. Call # E184.S3 D69 1998.

Whyte, Donald. A Dictionary of Scottish Emigrants to Canada Before Confederation. Toronto: Ontario Genealogical Society, 1986-<1995>. Call # Local History Ref F1035.S4 W49 1986 (2nd floor open shelf).

Whyte, Donald. A Dictionary of Scottish Emigrants to the U.S.A. Baltimore: Magna Carta, 1972. Call # Local History Ref E184.S3 W49 1972 (2nd floor open shelf).


The Scottish Genealogist. [Edinburgh]: The Scottish Genealogy Society. Library has v. 1 (1954) current. Indexes available. Call # E67. 8355.