Genealogy in the Gaidhealtachd
Genealogy in the Gaidhealtachd: Clan and Family History in the Highlands of Scotland by Graeme M. Mackenzie.
“Genealogy in the Gaidhealtachd” distils some of the knowledge Graeme has gained working for 25 years as a professional genealogist specialising in Highland clans and families. He uses examples to illustrate particular problems from research into his own family and the families of clients, as well as the experience he has gained over many years acting as the Seanachaidh (historian & genealogist) for Clan MacKenzie and Clan MacMillan. The chapter titles illustrate the main subjects covered:
Getting On the Ancestral Trail
Certificates, Censuses, and Spelling
Church Registers and Naming Traditions
Given Names and Nicknames
Surnames and Septs; Clans and Parent Kindreds
Charter Chests and Traditional Tales
Emigrants and Explorers
Soldiers, Sailors, and East Indiamen
Connecting Cousins and Coming Home to the Highlands
The 21 appendices form an extensive guide to sources for clan & family history in the Highlands, listing and locating such things as church registers, valuation rolls, sasine registers, kirk session minutes, poor law records, burial grounds and transcriptions, archive centres, public libraries, clan centres, museums, and local heritage groups.
Genealogy in the Gaidhealtachd is published by the Highland Family History Society [HFHS] and is available online from GENfair (HFHS page - go to "Other Publications").
Genealogy in the Gaidhealtachd is also available from Highland Roots USA.