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Down and out in Scotland : researching ancestral crisis, Chris Paton

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Down and out in Scotland : researching ancestral crisis
Title
Down and out in Scotland
Title remainder
researching ancestral crisis
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Chris Paton
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is perhaps one of the greatest truisms of family history research that we will often find that the lives of our ancestors were best documented when the chips were truly down. There were many battles that our forebears fought for and against in Scotland, both on a personal level and as a part of the society within which they lived. There were the laws of the local parish church and the punishments awaiting those who breached kirk discipline; the struggles to avoid poverty and the stigma of being a debtor; the darkest moments of the soul, from mental health issues and illness, to murder and suicide; and the dramatic moments of rebelllion, when our forebears drew a line in the sand against a perceived tyranny or democratic deficit. Illness, death, bigamy, abandonment, accidents, aviction, ethnic cleansing - a dramatic range of challenges across a lifetime, and at times, outright tragedy. And close to each of them, a quill and ink. But through all of these episodes, there is an even greater story that emerges, of how our ancestors overcame such struggles. In this latest Unlock the Past guide, genealogist Chris Paton goes in search of the records of ancestral hardship in Scotland, to allow us to truly understand the situations that our ancestors had to endure and overcome across the generations, to help us become the very people who we are today
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AU@
Dewey number
929.10720411
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Unlock the past
Down and out in Scotland : researching ancestral crisis, Chris Paton
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Down and out in Scotland : researching ancestral crisis, Chris Paton
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 51) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowlegements -- 1. Family events and relationships. Illegitimacy; Foundlings, orphans and adoption; Marriage, bigamy and divorce; Homosexuality; Death -- 2. Law and order. The Kirk; The Crown; Franchise and burgh courts; Criminal prosecution; Murder; Additional courts; Police and prison records; Transportation; Execution -- 3. Poverty. The Old Poor Law; The New Poor Law; The records -- 4. Debt. Put to the horn; Debts upon inheritance; Cessio bonorum and sesquestration -- 5. Medical problems. Hospital records; Asylums; Suicide; Accidents -- 6. Them and us. The Covenanters and the Killing Time; The Jacobite rebellions; The expulsion of the Gael; The vote.
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Dimensions
21 cm.
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Extent
56 pages
Isbn
9781921956980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Note
WA : 2017-07-28
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), facsimiles
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  • (OCoLC)904322473
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