Friday, May 02, 2008

New Genealogy Guides for England and Scotland

SALT LAKE CITY-FamilySearch announced today the release of two new free research tools that will help those with British and Scottish roots to find their ancestors. The research guides, Finding Records of Your Ancestors, England, and Finding Records of Your Ancestors, Scotland feature easy-to-follow instructions, colorful graphics, and removable worksheets. Free copies can be viewed, downloaded, or printed online at FamilySearch.org.

The guides will help take the guesswork out of British and Scottish genealogical research by simplifying the process and giving users a specific, proven strategy to use. In an inviting workbook style, the guides show users which records to search, what to look for, and what tools to use. The steps and tools needed to navigate British and Scottish historical records to find ancestors are colorfully outlined.

Finding Records of Your Ancestors, England and Finding Records of Your Ancestors, Scotland, are the latest additions to the popular series of free online publications. The guides are designed for those who have already gathered some family history information about their British or Scottish ancestors and are ready to search public and private records-they are must-have reference tools for researchers of British or Scottish genealogy.

The guides explain different types of records in England and Scotland and instruct the user when and how to use specific records. Real-life case studies allow readers to see for themselves how the research process works. Expert search tips, including tips on how to use the Family History Library Catalog, are included. Also included are maps, key dates in British and Scottish histories, and guides for reading respective genealogical records.

Other guides in the Finding Records of Your Ancestors series include African American, Denmark, Finland, France, Iceland, Italy, Jewish, Mexico, Norway, and Sweden.

FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization that maintains the world's largest repository of genealogical resources. Patrons may access resources online at FamilySearch.org or through the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and over 4,500 family history centers in 70 countries. FamilySearch is a trademark of Intellectual Reserve, Inc. and is registered in the United States of America and other countries.

Finding Records of Your Ancestors, England
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/docs/Finding_Records_England.pdf

Finding Records of Your Ancestors, Scotland
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/docs/Finding_Records_Scotland.pdf

3 comments:

M. A. said...

This sounds great, but how do you find them?

I searched the guides available at FS.org under the FHL tab, then Education tab but couldn't find these guides.

Tried a Google search but all I could find was the Finnish guide.

IMHO, FS.org needs a friendlier interface.

M.A. in Washington State

Renee Zamora said...

Here are the links to the Guides

Link Finding Records of Your Ancestors, England
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/docs/Finding_Records_England.pdf

Finding Records of Your Ancestors, Scotland
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/docs/Finding_Records_Scotland.pdf

Renee Zamora said...

Well that didn't work! I have added the links to the bottom of my article.