British History Online
A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland
The Douglas Archives
University of St Andrews Archives
HT History Today
All the books, papers and information mentioned and listed here have been important sources for facts and information contained in this website. Whilst ONLINE sources can at times be inaccurate or misleading or just plain WRONG by cross referencing they can be a valuable resource of facts and ideas when used in a selective and measured way. Alongside many others from my list here of titles on my bookshelves I continue to learn and understand the history of my family, distant relatives and ancestors. To create a more tangible connection with the past I have set a challenge of acquiring 20 artifacts to bring to life the stories of LOW-ANCESTORS.
Where published print and online records and information have been used precedence has been given to referenced historical fact.
Unreferenced information has been cross checked to a reasonable level of authority.
Prime evidence has been used wherever possible by way of public records, archives and documents.
Translation from documents in French, German and Latin have been randomly outsourced for reference.
Ancestry links have only been used where there is confirmed documentation of birth, death, marriage or census records.