We are so lucky nowadays to have all the genealogy resources we need right at our fingertips on our computers and/or phones and tablets. It makes genealogy accessible for everyone, no matter our age or financial status with all the free resources out there in cyberspace. Here are some that I have found immensely helpful in my family history journey. 

*Please note that I am in no way sponsored, endorsed or advertising these resources, nor do I account for their credibility or accuracy, I simply enjoy sharing knowledge in the hope that it might benefit someone.



-No Quarter Given: The Muster Roll of Prince Charles Edward Stuart's Army, 1745-46 ~ Various Authors

-Jacobites of Lowland Scotland, England, Ireland France and Spain 1745 ~ Frances McDonnell 

- The Prisoners of the '45, Vol 1 & 2 ~ Scottish History Society
-Jacobites of Perthshire 1745 ~ Frances McDonnell

-Highland Jacobites 1745 ~ Frances McDonnell 

--Jacobite Clans podcast by Culture Perth and Kinross


- data.historic-scotland.gov.uk

-jacobites.net ~ to find Inverness Prisoner List and List of Prisoners Transported on the Veteran, google their names.

- battlefieldtrust.com

- timeanddate.com - useful for converting Julian Calendar to Gregorian calendar for events in the Jacobite Risings.

- Jacobite Gleanings from State Manuscripts; Short Sketches of Jacobites; the Transportations in 1745


-Our Australian Girl Series (ouraustraliangirl.com.au)

-Clans and Tartans - Collins Little Books

-Scottish Wildflowers by Michael Scott

-Scottish Dance - Collins Little Books 

-Robert The Bruce and All That - Allan Burnett 

-Best-Loved Celtic Fairy Tales - Isabelle Brent and Neil Philip

- Usborne Norse Myths

-Usborne Kings and Queens


-The Coming of the Unicorn & The Flight of the Golden Bird - Duncan Williamson

Kid's Resources

- Clans and Tartans by Collins Little Books.

-Scottish Castles by Collins Little Books.

- scotweb.co.uk - their information centre is very useful for finding a detailed history of your clan.

-Burke's Peerage ~ an excellent reference, a free version of several editions is available at UK Genealogy Archives website, or a nearby library (like the Hobart State Library in Tasmania) may have a copy. Note: the 107th edition (published in 2003) is the most recent copy to date.

-The National Library of Scotland's digital library has a ton of old books relating to the history of some clans.

- Google Books - some books you can get for free, or you can get a preview. 

- A great way to find your clan's history is to simply google their name and find their website, most clans have one. 

My Go-To's:


-National Records of Scotland

-Burkes Peerage (all editions)

-National Archives of Australia (naa.gov.au)

-Convict Records of Australia (convictrecords.com.au)


-No Quarter Given: The Muster Roll of Prince Charles Edward Stuart's Army - Various Authors

-Clans and Tartans - Collins Little Books

- Fasti ecclesiæ scoticanæ; the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation - note: there are several editions, available for free at archive.org.

-Archive.org, if I'm looking for an older book on family history I always check there first, as far as I know all their resources are free.




-A Handbook of Scotland's Wild Harvests by Fi Martynoga

-Scottish Wildflowers by Michael Scott

-National Library of Scotland - their e-library and e-resources are so useful!

-Statistical Accounts of Scotland - a wonderful insight into the lifestyle and agricultural practices of your ancestor's time, my 6th great uncle Rev William Campbell wrote the one for his parish Kilchrenan in 1792/1793.

-Scottish Dance - Collins Little Books


-McIan's Highlanders at home, or, Gaelic gatherings - Robert Ronald McIan & James Logan

Hope they help!


-National Archives of Australia
-Convict Records of Australia
-Ryerson Index
-Australian War Memorial
-Your local library!


- The Living Mountain - Nan Shepherd 
-Tracking the Highland Tiger - Marianne Taylor
-The Scottish Art of Coorie -  Gabriella Bennet
-The Crofter and the Laird - John MacPhee 
-Transformations - Vanessa Finney
-Mapping Van Diemen’s Land and the Great Beyond. Rare & Beautiful Maps from the Royal Society of Tasmania. - L Davies, M Davies, W Boyles.
-Australian Birds: A Celebration - Shirley Barber
--The Mammoth Book of Celtic Myths and Legends - Peter Berresford Ellis

Welsh & British romany

-Romani Cymru - Romany Wales Project 
-Gypsies of Britain - Janet Keet-Black
-A Time from the World - Rowena Farre

"We are who we are because they were who they were"


Favourite Family History Quotes:

"If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you mights as well make it dance."

-George Bernard Shaw

"Dear Ancestor, 
I may not have found you today, but?
It's a 3-day weekend and I bought snacks!"


Arundel Castle, former home of Adeliza of Louvain, the fairy maid of Brabant