Clan Coutts Society

Clan Coutts Society

Links And Contacts

CONTACTS

Clan Coutts Society International

www.clancoutts.org

convenor@clancoutts.org

Pinterest Clan Coutts

http://www.clans-families.org/council--members.html

LINKS

This website concentrates on Scottish Genealogy and Heraldry however there is an incredible volume of information available on General and Country specific Heraldry. Links follow to some of the most useful sites

SCOTS

Genealogy

Ancestry Scotland

http://search.ancestry.co.uk/Places/UK/Scotland/Default.aspx?gclid=CPmxwa-8oKwCFcgc4QoddjhI_g&ef_id=kxlOta8GahQAAIZU%3a20111105214750%3as&o_xid=45349&o_lid=45349&o_sch=Search

The Scottish DNA Project

Administered by the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and hosted by Family Tree DNA. Currently the project has over 2700 participants who are using Y-DNA (paternal) or mtDNA (maternal) to connect with their genetic kin. To find out more visit the project website at.http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Scottishdna/default.aspx

Scotlands People Connecting Generations

http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/

 

CLANS

Scot Clans

http://www.scotclans.com/

 

A guide to the Clans and Tartans of Scotland: From Scottish Clan Information to Clan Merchandise, Handmade Kilts, Highland Outfits ... everything a true Scot should need and know.

The Council of Scottish Armigerous Clans and Families

http://www.clans-families.org/

 

Wikipedia - Scottish Clan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_clan

 

COSCA Council of Scottish Clans and Associations 

http://www.cosca.net/

 

Official Scottish Clans and Families - a list of clans registered with the Court of the Lord Lyon

http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/clanmenu.htm

 

"Clans, Families and Septs" by Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw Bt.

http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/clans_families_septs.htm

 

All hail the chiefs: The unlikely leaders of Scotland's Modern Clans, The Independent, July 19, 2009 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/all-hail-the-chiefs-the-unlikely-leaders-of-scotlands-modern-clans-1749291.html

 

A history of Scottish clans ancestry - the Official Gateway to Scotland website

http://www.scotland.org/culture/genealogy/clans/

 

Scottish Clans and Septs

http://www.scottishwebcamslive.com/clans.htm

 

Map Showing the Districts of the Highland Clans of Scotland  - a very large map

http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/clanmap.htm

 

Scottish surnames  - an excerpt concerning the history of Scottish surnames, from Scotland's History: Approaches and Reflections by Gordon Donaldson

http://www.powell-pressburger.org/Reviews/45_IKWIG/Mac.html

 

TARTANS

The Scottish Tartan Register

http://www.tartanregister.gov.uk/

 

Scottish Tartans Authority

http://www.tartansauthority.com/

 

The Sources of the tartans or The history of recording tartan - a lecture on how tartans have been recorded

http://www.albanach.org/sources.htm

 

HERALDRY

 

The Court of the Lord Lyon  - the heraldic authority of Scotland

http://www.lyon-court.com/lordlyon/CCC_FirstPage.jsp

Burkes Peerage - Scotland

http://www.burkespeerage.com/articles/scot-index.aspx

 

The Heraldry Society of Scotland

htp://www.heraldry-scotland.co.uk

The Society of Scottish Armigers

http://www.scotarmigers.net/index.htm

 

HISTORY

Scottish History Online

http://www.scotshistoryonline.co.uk/

Scottish Highland history 

http://skyelander.orgfree.com/main.html

 

RESEARCH

The Internet Archive

A digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, they provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.

http://www.archive.org/

 

UK National Archives

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

 

http://www.fotolibra.com/gallery/72512/ex-libris-thomas-coutts/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_heraldry3

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heraldry

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Heraldry_and_Vexillology

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Coats_of_arms

 

Genealogy

Britain and Ireland Genealogy

https://www.facebook.com/groups/British.Isles.Gen/

British Military Genealogy

https://www.facebook.com/groups/225111857548178/

Family History Family Trees

https://www.facebook.com/groups/18759767814/

Family Tree DNA

https://www.facebook.com/groups/6451763946/

 

Wider Sources

 

Roll of Arms

Byzantine heraldry

Socialist heraldry

Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges of Canada at this page

External links

The Heraldry Site offers a fair collection of blazons from Burke's General Armory.

EuropeanHeraldry.org catalogues a large number of European noble titles and heraldry

http://books.google.com.au/books/about/An_Ordinary_of_Arms_Contained_in_the_Pub.html?id=Oc4rAAAAIAAJ&redir_esc=y

 

http://archive.org/details/scottishheraldry00john

 

http://www.heraldry-online.org.uk/Archivebookslinks.htm   awesome

 

http://archive.org/stream/systemofheraldry01nisbuoft#page/n9/mode/2up

 

READING

Scots

Ordinary of Scottish Arms : Sir J. Balfour Paul - 1893
A System of Heraldry Vol 1 : A. Nisbet - 1816
A System of Heraldry Vol 2 : A. Nisbet - 1816


Armorials of the County of Orkney : H.L. Norton Smith - 1902
Dormant or Forfeit Peerage of Scotland : W.O. Hewlett - 1882
Epitaphs & Inscriptions in the North East of Scotland Vol 1 : A. Jervise - 1875
Epitaphs & Inscriptions in the North East of Scotland Vol 2 : A. Jervise - 1879
Inscriptions from the Shields or Panels in Trinity Hall Aberdeen : A. Jervise - 1863
Land of the Lindsays : A. Jervise 2nd Ed - 1882
The Heraldry of the Stewarts : G. Harvey Johnston - 1906
The Law & Practice of Heraldry in Scotland : G. Seton - 1863
Scottish Armorial Seals : W.R. MacDonald - 1904
Scottish Arms Vol 1 : R.R. Stodart - 1881
Scottish Arms Vol 2 : R.R. Stodart - 1881
The Arms of the Baronial & Police Burghs of Scotland : John, Marquess of Bute - 1903
The Town Council Seals of Scotland : A. Porteous - 1906
The Peerage of Scotland : E. Kimber - 1767
Memorials of Angus & The Mearns Vol 1 : A. Jervise - 1885
Memorials of Angus & The Mearns Vol 2 : A. Jervise - 1885
An Essay on the Ancient & Modern Use of Armories : A. Nisbet - 1718

 

wider reading

Boutell, Rev. Charles. Boutell's Heraldry. John Brooke-Little, ed. London and New York: Frederick Warne, 1983.

Burke, Sir Bernard. The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales; Comprising a Registry of Armorial Bearings from the Earliest to the Present Time. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1967.

Dennys, Rodney. The Heraldic Imagination. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1975.

Elvins, Mark Turnham. Cardinals and Heraldry. London: Buckland Publications, 1988.

Fairbairn, James. Fairbairn's Crests of the Families of Great Britain & Ireland. New York: Bonanza Books, 1986.

Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles. The Art of Heraldry: An Encyclopedia of Armory.

Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles and Graham Johnston. A Complete Guide to Heraldry. London: TC & EC Jack, 1909.

Humphery-Smith, Cecil. General Armory Two. London: Tabard Press, 1973.

Innes of Edingight, Malcolm, revisor. Scots Heraldry. 3rd Ed. Johnston & Bacon, London, 1978

Le Févre, Jean. A European Armorial: An Armorial of Knights of the Golden Fleece and 15th Century Europe. Eds. Pinches and Anthony Wood. London: Heraldry Today, 1971.

Louda, Jiří and Michael Maclagan. Heraldry of the Royal Families of Europe. New York: Clarkson Potter, 1981.

Mackenzie of Rosehaugh, G. Scotland's Herauldrie: the Science of Herauldrie treated as a part of the Civil law and Law of Nations. Edinburgh: Heir of Andrew Anderson, 1680.

Moncreiffe of Easter Moncrieffe, Iain and Don Pottinger. Simple Heraldry - Cheerfully Illustrated. London and Edinburgh: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1953.

Neubecker, Ottfried. Heraldry: Sources, Symbols and Meaning. Maidenhead, England: McGraw-Hill, 1976.

Nisbet, Alexander. A system of Heraldry. Edinburgh: T & A Constable, 1984.

Parker, James. A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1970.

Paul, James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland. Edinburgh: W. Green & Sons, 1903.

Reid of Robertland, David and Vivien Wilson. An Ordinary of Arms. Second vol. Edinburgh: Lyon Office, 1977.

Rietstap, Johannes B. Armorial General. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1967.

Siebmacher, Johann. J. Siebmacher's Grosses und Allgemeines Wappenbuch Vermehrten Auglage. Nürnberg: Von Bauer & Raspe, 1890-1901.

Wagner, Sir Anthony R. Heralds of England: A History of the Office and College of Arms. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1967.

Woodcock, Thomas and John Martin Robinson. The Oxford Guide to Heraldry. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988. 

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