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Research by genealogist Flo Straker, indicating that there is NO family connection between Alastair MacLean, author of wartime novels, and Donald MacLean the Cambridge spy, both of whom had Tiree roots. Alistair Stuart MacLean (b. 1922 at Daviot Manse) was descended from Donald MacLean (b. 1729) and Mary Lamont of Heylipol. Donald Duart MacLean (b. 1913 in London) was descended from Alexander MacLean, Cornaigbeg (b. 1732) and Mary MacNaughton (Reid), Kirkapol (b. 1736).

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Softback book ‘Tracing Scottish Local History’ by Cecil Sinclair, the Scottish Record Office, 1996. Guide to a survey of material held in the Scottish Record Office, Edinburgh – dealing with houses, streets, estates, farms, administrative divisions of Scotland, schools, businesses and recreational activities, with step-by-step instructions on how to research the material and directions to other sources of information.


Softback book ‘Tracing your Scottish Ancestors’ by Cecil Sinclair, Scottish Record Office, 1997. Guide to the vast range of material held in the Scottish Record Office in Edinburgh such as records of Scottish national and local government, Scottish churches, law courts, private families and businesses, with step-by-step instructions of how to research records of births, marriages and wills, and directions to other less well-known genealogical information.


Softback book ‘Getting the most out of Roots Magic’, by Bruce Buzbee, 2003. Handbook to the genealogy software Roots Magic, by FormalSoft Inc., USA.


Booklet ‘The Scottish Genealogist’ – the quarterly journal of the Scottish Genealogy Society, Vol. LI No.2, June 2004. Includes articles on the Scottish Archive Network and Scottish Documents, Some Descendants of Robert the Bruce, East India Register and Directories 1768-1860, A Family Historian’s Alphabet [dictionary], sales catalogue of genealogical resources.

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