Ancestor hunting has been very much a growth industry, by no means confined to Scotland. Yet its scale has been exceptional there, probably because ... Show synopsis Ancestor hunting has been very much a growth industry, by no means confined to Scotland. Yet its scale has been exceptional there, probably because of the huge amount of emigration that began in the 17th century and reached its peak after World War II. It has been estimated that worldwide there could be as many as 20 million people of Scottish extraction. Clearly laid out, this guide offers detailed yet straightforward instructions on completing research of your family history, using all the resources available and explains the complexities of the available records and sources. In addition to detailed descriptions of the sources, the book also includes facsimile illustrations of the kinds of documents the ancestor hunter is likely to encounter and contact details for useful organizations. Details on heraldry, tartans, surnames and information on how to draw up a family tree are also included. It also includes a step-by-step case study, which serves as a model for research.