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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.


Family History Library Films. Search by place to see what types of records may be available through the Family History Library’s microform loan program. Ask at the 2nd floor reference desk for details.