Scotland Biography

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A biography is a history of a person’s life. In a biography, you may find the individual’s birth, marriage, and death information and the names of parents, spouse, children, or other family members. Use the information carefully because there may be inaccuracies.  
 
A biography is a history of a person’s life. In a biography, you may find the individual’s birth, marriage, and death information and the names of parents, spouse, children, or other family members. Use the information carefully because there may be inaccuracies.  
  
You can find biographies of individuals through the Surname Search of the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog], or do a Place Search for SCOTLAND and click on the link for BIOGRAPHY.  
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You can find biographies of individuals through the Surname Search of the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog FamilySearch Catalog], or do a Place Search for SCOTLAND and click on the link for BIOGRAPHY.  
  
 
For biographies of royalty, nobility, and those with coats of arms, see the article on [[Scotland Nobility|Scotland Nobility]].  
 
For biographies of royalty, nobility, and those with coats of arms, see the article on [[Scotland Nobility|Scotland Nobility]].  
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Thousands of biographies have been gathered and published in collections of biographies, sometimes called biographical encyclopedias or dictionaries. Usually these only include biographies of prominent or well-known British subjects. Others contain biographies of specific groups such as painters, ministers, radicals, or architects.  
 
Thousands of biographies have been gathered and published in collections of biographies, sometimes called biographical encyclopedias or dictionaries. Usually these only include biographies of prominent or well-known British subjects. Others contain biographies of specific groups such as painters, ministers, radicals, or architects.  
  
Search the BIOGRAPHY headings in the Locality Search of the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] if your ancestor played an important part in a group or occupation. For prominent businessmen, leaders, religious, or historical figures, the following are important sources:  
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Search the BIOGRAPHY headings in the Locality Search of the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog FamilySearch Catalog] if your ancestor played an important part in a group or occupation. For prominent businessmen, leaders, religious, or historical figures, the following are important sources:  
  
 
*''[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&fed=false&collectionId=&catSearchType=keywords&searchCriteria=British+and+Irish+Biographies&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= British and Irish Biographies].''''London, England: Chadwick-Healey, 1986-. (On more than 1,500 Family History Library microfiche.)'''''
 
*''[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&fed=false&collectionId=&catSearchType=keywords&searchCriteria=British+and+Irish+Biographies&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= British and Irish Biographies].''''London, England: Chadwick-Healey, 1986-. (On more than 1,500 Family History Library microfiche.)'''''
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This is a major, growing collection of various biographies and directories. A major portion of the collection is indexed (Family History Library fiche 6342001, 325 fiche). To find fiche numbers and index references, see ''Register to Family History Library Microfiche Numbers for British and Irish Biographies, 1840-1940'' (Salt Lake City, Utah: Family History Library, 1989; Family History Library book Ref {{FHL|396623|title-id|disp=942 A3cj}}).  
 
This is a major, growing collection of various biographies and directories. A major portion of the collection is indexed (Family History Library fiche 6342001, 325 fiche). To find fiche numbers and index references, see ''Register to Family History Library Microfiche Numbers for British and Irish Biographies, 1840-1940'' (Salt Lake City, Utah: Family History Library, 1989; Family History Library book Ref {{FHL|396623|title-id|disp=942 A3cj}}).  
  
You can find this collection in the Author/Title Search of the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] under BRITISH AND IRISH BIOGRAPHIES.  
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You can find this collection in the Author/Title Search of the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog FamilySearch Catalog] under BRITISH AND IRISH BIOGRAPHIES.  
  
 
*''{{FHL|567444|title-id|disp=British Biographical Archives}}.'' New York: K. G. Sauer, Inc, 1986. Family History Library fiche 6029709-732, 1160 fiche.) This collection of biographies is taken from 324 printed sources and covers 1600 to 1900.  
 
*''{{FHL|567444|title-id|disp=British Biographical Archives}}.'' New York: K. G. Sauer, Inc, 1986. Family History Library fiche 6029709-732, 1160 fiche.) This collection of biographies is taken from 324 printed sources and covers 1600 to 1900.  
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*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://digital.nls.uk/biographical-dictionary-of-eminent-scotsmen/pageturner.cfm?id=90719165 Volume III. Contains names alphabetically from Macadam to Young]<br>
 
*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://digital.nls.uk/biographical-dictionary-of-eminent-scotsmen/pageturner.cfm?id=90719165 Volume III. Contains names alphabetically from Macadam to Young]<br>
  
You will usually find collective biographies listed in the Locality Search of the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] under:  
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You will usually find collective biographies listed in the Locality Search of the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog FamilySearch Catalog] under:  
  
 
*GREAT BRITAIN - BIOGRAPHY  
 
*GREAT BRITAIN - BIOGRAPHY  

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Scotland Gotoarrow.png Biography

A biography is a history of a person’s life. In a biography, you may find the individual’s birth, marriage, and death information and the names of parents, spouse, children, or other family members. Use the information carefully because there may be inaccuracies.

You can find biographies of individuals through the Surname Search of the FamilySearch Catalog, or do a Place Search for SCOTLAND and click on the link for BIOGRAPHY.

For biographies of royalty, nobility, and those with coats of arms, see the article on Scotland Nobility.

Collections of Biographies

Thousands of biographies have been gathered and published in collections of biographies, sometimes called biographical encyclopedias or dictionaries. Usually these only include biographies of prominent or well-known British subjects. Others contain biographies of specific groups such as painters, ministers, radicals, or architects.

Search the BIOGRAPHY headings in the Locality Search of the FamilySearch Catalog if your ancestor played an important part in a group or occupation. For prominent businessmen, leaders, religious, or historical figures, the following are important sources:

This is a major, growing collection of various biographies and directories. A major portion of the collection is indexed (Family History Library fiche 6342001, 325 fiche). To find fiche numbers and index references, see Register to Family History Library Microfiche Numbers for British and Irish Biographies, 1840-1940 (Salt Lake City, Utah: Family History Library, 1989; Family History Library book Ref 942 A3cj).

You can find this collection in the Author/Title Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under BRITISH AND IRISH BIOGRAPHIES.

You will usually find collective biographies listed in the Locality Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:

  • GREAT BRITAIN - BIOGRAPHY
  • SCOTLAND - BIOGRAPHY
  • SCOTLAND, [COUNTY] - BIOGRAPHY
  • SCOTLAND, [COUNTY], [PARISH or CITY] - BIOGRAPHY

You may find some collections under the topic GENEALOGY.

Online Biographies 

  • To see a list of online biographies for Scotland, go to www.archive.org.