The National Library of Scotland has a growing collection of digital resources of great interest to family historians. We've blogged before about their amazing map collection, which we use all the time for our own and client research. The NLS also has a superb collection of historic directories available, which we will write about in a future post.
On Friday, the NLS announced the latest additions to their digital library, this time of nearly 400 printed items relating to the histories of Scottish families - so right up our street! The individual books can be read online or downloaded to read offline. You can even search the text of the books for particular words. I think the text has been produced by OCR (optical character recognition), but the NLS is usually very good at digitising text. That said, if you can't find what you're looking for by searching, you can browse through each book page by page.
To help you find any books you may be interested in, we've grouped all the titles currently available by family. Bear in mind though that many of the books cover multiple families, so even if your family name's not listed here, it's worth checking the site anyway.
History and genealogy talks and events, 24 March - 30 March 2014
Here's this week's list of talks of interest to Scottish genealogists and family historians.
Note that there may be a charge for some of these events, and some may be for members only. We will be publishing lists of upcoming talks and events regularly - if you are organising a talk or event relating to Scottish genealogy or history, please let us know and we will be happy to add your events to our list.
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