genealogist Gregory Lauder-Frost has built up an extensive database, entitled Scottish Families, some of which are traced down to the present day.
Currently with around 35,000 names, including extensive notes and
references, work on this has been continuing for over five years. It is...
"Impressive and daunting -
money well spent."
Wyn Evans, Houston, Texas.
The Earl of Lauderdale
This data-base is essential
for serious researchers of Scottish genealogy. Everyone in this database
is in some way connected to everyone else, either by blood, marriage, or
direct or indirect descent. There are, for instance, many descendants of
Robert the Bruce and other Scots of royal blood of that period, and many
descendants of the Plantagenets. Interested parties should not be deterred
by this as thousands of quite ordinary people can often trace their
families back to the aristocracy in Scotland. The decreasing population as
each century is covered, and the endless intermarriage, makes all things
possible. Some families are traceable from very early on until the 20th
century. Also, most entries will have details of sources. If they are not
in the notes for the individual they will be at the earliest ancestor of
that family. Mr. Lauder-Frost is happy to answer all queries by Email from purchasers.
For those who purchase they may do so by
over a secure connection or cheque. It is currently available in
GEDCOM format, which will slot in to most quality family tree programmes,
or may be read as a text file. This may currently be sent via Email, or CDRom for £45 incl p & p.
As many thousands of hours of research and input have gone into this
database, purchasing for just over 2 hours work is an extreme bargain!
Comment: Gregory has been a regular contributor of articles to
Electric Scotland for many years and lends us books from his vast library
to OCR in for you to read on the site. We can certainly vouch for his
professionalism and recommend his product.
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