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John Brugliera

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The Online Genealogist sez “Great Scot!…but still UK”

110 PercentRegardless of CNN’s bad math (heh), it appears that Scotland will remain as part of the United Kingdom.  Why do I care?  Because I’m roughly 3/16th of Scottish descent!

My great-great-grandfather, James Morison, emigrated from Glasgow around 1886-1887.  He and his family spent most of their American life in South Boston, MA – at ten different addresses.  Which was NOT unusual for immigrants in the late 1800s/early 1900s.

Being The Online Genealogist, I thought I’d share some of the best links for Scottish research.

I’ve definitely had the best results using Scotlands People.

ScotPeeps

Even though it’s a credit-based service, if you can pinpoint where your ancestor lived via other methods, it’s well worth the cost.

Besides the usual FamilySearch.com, Ancestry.com, Cyndi’s List (etc.), here are some other links I’m SURE you will find helpful!

NatScot

ScotLib

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GenReg

Origins

ScotArch

SGS

GenUKi

IGS

ScotLinksThese are ALL great starting points for your online Scottish genealogy digging.

Here are a few websites specifically for Glaswegian research.

GlasgowHist

HistGlasgow

GlasgowDirs

GCCSpringburn is the village of Glasgow where James Morison lived prior to coming to America.

SpringAnd yes, it’s always fun to brag that my great-great-grandfather IS “Jim” Morison – heheheheh.

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Do you need help to Break On Through (To The Other Side) with regard to your family history research? Assisting with tearing down your genealogy brick walls would surely Light My Fire!  OK, this is The End of bad Doors references.

Anyway, you could always hire ME!…The Online Genealogist!!!!  And NOT feel like Riders On The Storm.  Sorry, it slipped out.

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FamilySearch.org reaches ONE BILLION IMAGES online!!!

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That’s a VERY impressive milestone for the LDS and their wonderful FREE website!

And there’s no sign of them slowing down at all.  If anything, they’ll be adding MORE images online.

It took FamilySearch 7 years to reach 1 billion; they estimate it will be 3 to 5 years to reach 2 billion.  And it’s a mix of digitizing their 70+ years of microfilm (see below), and all-new never-available-before-anywhere brand-spankin’-new titles!

And they’re not alone.  Institutions and groups from small town historical societies to major universities have been busily (and often quietly) scanning their various documents and making them available online.

So, thank you LDS for pioneering the preservation, recording and sharing this incredible amount of family history material; both online and off!!!!!!

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It’s also great news for me as well, being The Online Genealogist and all.

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The DOAR is always wiiiiiiiide open at OpenDOAR!

This is one of those directory websites you could easily spend the day browsing through.

The OpenDOAR is the largest collection of links to most of the world’s major libraries, with an emphasis on college library eCollections and other online offerings.

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Listed mainly by continent, there’s a large page for each of them!

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The great thing here is that the link goes directly to the homepage for that repository’s online electronic databases.

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All sorts of genealogical nuggets to be found here for SURE!

I have yet to get the dreaded “404 Error” via an OpenDOAR link, so it’s well-maintained. And as alluded to above, I’ve already hit several of them!

This is as far as I go for the show.  The fun here of course is BROWSING!  Just knowing what’s available for your specific research areas for future use is huge.

So, if you’re sitting around one rainy day and need an escape…

“Let’s go to FIJI!!…”

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Thank you, University of Nottingham!!!!

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OpenDOAR is DEFINITELY one to keep at the top of your bookmarks list!

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