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The following sources may be helpful in planning search strategies. Due to time constraints, the library staff cannot search these materials on behalf of patrons. They may be utilized at the Connecticut State Library, but because of heavy in-house demand, most items in the genealogy collection may not be borrowed or sent on interlibrary loan.Published Resources
Anderson, William. The Scottish Nation; or The Surnames, Families, Literature, Honours, and Biographical History of the People of Scotland. Edinburgh: A. Fullarton & Co., 1866 [CSL call number CT 34 .S4 A53 1866].
Baxter, Angus. In Search of Your British & Irish Roots: A Complete Guide to Tracing Your English, Welsh, Scottish, and Irish Ancestors. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1989 [CSL call number HistRef CS 414 .B38 1989].
Black, George F. Scotland's Mark on America. New York: 1921 [CSL call number E 184 .S3 B6].
Cory, Kathleen B. Tracing Your Scottish Ancestry. Edinburgh: Polygon, 1990 [CSL call number HistRef CS 463 .C67 1990].
Dobson, David. Directory of Scots Banished to the American Plantations, 1650-1775. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983 [CSL call number E 184 .S3 D6 1983a].
_______________. Directory of Scots in the Carolinas, 1680-1830. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986 [CSL call number F 265 .S3 D63 1986].
_______________. Directory of Scottish Settlers in North America, 1625-1825. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1984- [CSL call number E 184 .S3 D63 1984].
_______________. The Original Scots Colonists of Early America, 1612-1783. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1989 [CSL call number E 49.2 .S3 D63 1989].
_______________. Scots on the Chesapeake, 1607-1830. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992 [CSL call number F 187 .C5 D63 1992].
_______________. Scottish-American Court Records, 1733-1783. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991 [CSL call number E 184 .S3 D635 1991].
_______________. Scottish-American Heirs, 1683-1883. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1990 [CSL call number E 184 .S3 D637 1990].
_______________. Scottish-American Wills, 1650-1900. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991 [CSL call number E 184 .S3 D64 1991].
_______________. Scottish Emigration to Colonial America, 1607-1785. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1994 [CSL call number E 184 .S3 D66 1994].
Erickson, Charlotte. Invisible Immigrants: The Adaptation of English and Scottish Immigrants in Nineteenth-Century America. Coral Gable, FL: University of Miami Press, 1972 [CSL call number E 184 .B7 E74].
Ferguson, Joan P.S. Scottish Family Histories. Edinburgh: National Library of Scotland, 1986 [CSL call number Z 5313 .S4 F4 1986].
Goldie, Douglas Bruce. In Search of Hamish McBagpipes: A Concise Guide to Scottish Genealogy. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1992 [CSL call number HistRef CS 463 .G65 1992].
Graham, Ian Charles Cargill. Colonists From Scotland: Emigration to North America, 1707-1783. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press,  [CSL call number E 184 .S3 G7].
Gray, Malcolm. "Scottish Emigration: The Social Impact of Agrarian Change in the Rural Lowlands, 1775-1875." Perspectives in American History 7 (1973): 95-174 [CSL call number E 171 .P47].
Hamilton-Edwards, Gerald Kenneth Savery. In Search of Scottish Ancestry. 2nd Ed. Chichester, Sussex, England: Phillimore, 1983 [CSL call number CS 483 .H35 1984].
Irvine, Sherry. Your Scottish Ancestry: A Guide for North Americans. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, Incorporated, 1997 [CSL call number HistRef CS 463 .I78 1997].
James, Alwyn. Scottish Roots: A Step-by-Step Guide for Ancestor Hunters. Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing Co., 1990 [CSL call number CS 464 .J255 1990].
Landsman, Ned C. Scotland and Its First American Colony, 1683-1765. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1985 [CSL call number F 145 .S3 L36 1985].
Lewis, Samuel. A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1989 [CSL call number DA 869 .L48 1989].
MacDougall, Donald. Scots and Scots' Descendants in America. New York: Caledonian Pub. Co.,  [CSL call number E 184 .S3 M14].
MacLean, J. P. An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America Prior to the Peace of 1783. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1968 [CSL call number E 184 .S3 M2 1968].
Moody, David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994 [CSL call number CS 463 .M66 1994].
_______________. Scottish Local History: An Introductory Guide. Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994 [CSL call number DA 759 .M66 1994].
Reeks, Lindsay S. Scottish Coalmining Ancestors. Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1986 [CSL call number CS 476 .C6 R44 1986].
Shaw, Gareth. British Directories: A Bibliography and Guide to Directories Published in England and Wales (1850-1950) and Scotland (1773-1950). London: Leicester University Press, 1988 [CSL call number Z 5771 .S45 1989].
Smith, Frank. A Genealogical Gazetteer of Scotland: An Alphabetical Dictionary of Places. Logan, UT: Everton Publishers, 1971 [CSL call number DA 869 .S65 1971].
Stone, Frank Andrews. Scots and Scotch Irish in Connecticut: A History. Storrs: World Education Project, 1978 [CSL call number HistRef ConnDoc Ag 83 wep no. 5].
Stuart, Margaret. Scottish Family History: A Guide to Works of Reference on the History and Genealogy of Scottish Families. Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983 [CSL call number CS 464 .S78 1983].
Campbell, R. G. Scotch Irish Family Research Made Simple. Second Edition. Monroe Falls, OH: Summitt Publications, 1982 [CSL call number CS 49 .C35 1982].
Dickson, R. J. Ulster Emigration to Colonial America, 1718-1775. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1966 [CSL call number E 184 .S4 D47].
Dunway, Wayland Fuller. The Scotch-Irish of Colonial Pennsylvania. Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979 [CSL call number F 160 .S4 D8 1979].
Ford, Henry Jones. The Scotch Irish in America. 1915. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1915 [CSL call number E 184 .S4 F9].
Hanna, Charles A. The Scotch-Irish, or the Scot in North Britain, North Ireland, and North America. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1902 [CSL call number E 184 .S4 H2].
Leyburn, James G. The Scotch-Irish: A Social History. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1962 [CSL call number E 184 .S4 L5].
Stone, Frank Andrews. "Connecticut's Kilmarnock Scots." Bulletin of the Connecticut Historical Society 33:4 (October, 1979), 75-105 [CSL call number F 91 .C67].
Wood, Sumner Gilbert. Ulster Scots and Blandford Scouts. West Medway, MA: The Author, 1928 [CSL call number DA 990 .U46 W6].
Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland: Their Origin, Meaning, and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946 [CSL call number CS 2435 .B55 1971].
Sims, Clifford Stanley. The Origin and Signification of Scottish Surnames. Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1968 [CSL call number CS 2435 .S5 1968].
Clans and Tartans
Adam, Frank. The Clans, Septs & Regiments of the Scottish Highlands. 8th Ed. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1970 [CSL call number DA 880 .H6 A6 1970].
Eyre-Todd, George. The Highland Clans of Scotland: Their History and Traditions. London: Heath, Cranton, 1923 [CSL call number DA 880 .H6 E8 1923a].
Grimble, Ian. Scottish Clans & Tartans. New York: Tudor Pub. Co.,  [CSL call number DA 880 .H6 G74].
Hesketh, Christian. Tartans. London: Octopus Books Ltd., 1972 [CSL call number DA 880 .H76 H4 1972].
McKinnan, Charles Roy. Tartans and Highland Dress. Glasgo: Collins, 1961 [CSL call number DA 880 .H76 M33].
Innes of Learney, Thomas. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland. Edinburgh: Johnston and Bacon, 1964 [CSL call number DA 880 .H76 I5 1964].
Smith, Philip D. Tartan for Me!: Suggested Tartans for Scottish, Scotch-Irish, Irish, and North American Surnames.... Sixth Edition. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1994 [CSL call number DA 880 .H76 S55 1994].Genealogical Resources
The History and Genealogy Unit of the Connecticut State Library holds a number of genealogical indexes to births, marriages, deaths, and burials; microfilmed federal census records for Connecticut; and microfilmed early land records for all of Connecticut's 169 towns.
The town or county of birth is usually not included in census and naturalization records; in most cases the entry will simply read "Great Britain". Information sheets on naturalization records, census records, and ships' passenger lists are also available.Archival Resources at CSL
The items listed below are subject to the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections Materials. See in particular the following Record Groups:
RG 10, Records of the Education Department. Includes some attendance reports and some passports and birth certificates of work permit applicants, 1870-1930.
RG 33:8:37, Ethnic Groups Survey Bridgeport Office File, 1936-40. Includes reports of interviews with members of ethnic groups, including Scots.Resources on the Internet
You may save some time in finding records by checking Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet, which categorizes and cross-references links to genealogical resources throughout the world, including Scotland. Resources such as Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest Online are available for use at the State Library. Ancestral File and the IGI are available at LDS Family History Centers, other large genealogical libraries, and through the FamilySearch Website.Other Institutions with Relevant Collections
Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies
..c/o Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 732-6200 x209
Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library
PO Box 2828
Moultrie, GA 31776-2828
-- Northeast Region (Boston)
380 Trapelo Rd.
Waltham, MA 02452-6399
Archives -- Northeast Region (Pittsfield)
10 Conte Drive
Pittsfield, MA 01201-8230
Archives - Northeast Region (New York City)
201 Varick St.
New York, NY 10014
New England Historic Genealogical Society
101 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
St. Andrew's Society of Connecticut, Inc.
P.O. Box 1195
Litchfield, CT 06759
Prepared by the History and Genealogy Unit, Connecticut State Library, 10-02. Revised 05-04. © 2004