Book Donations

Our society has, what can reasonably be described as a symbiotic relationship with the Western History and Genealogy Department in the Denver Public Library (DPL). We benefit from that relationship through the library’s generosity in providing us with a place to hold our society’s monthly membership meetings. In turn, we purchase books relating to family history and genealogy using an annually budgeted portion of the dues paid by our members for their membership. Those books are then donated to the DPL for inclusion in their genealogy/family history library.

Our book donation program has existed, for the most part, as an unheralded community minded project that has not been afforded the recognition it deserves. We currently designate $3,000 from our annual budget every year towards the purchase of books for donation to the DPL. In 2016 we spent $1,772 on book purchases, with the majority of book titles and their genre being selected by the DPL’s veteran genealogy specialist, James Jeffrey. 

This project clearly meets the intent of our mission, “… to promote interest and education in genealogy and family history as the pertain to the British Isles.” Thus, it’s important that we give it the recognition it deserves. To that end, we have created this page and provided the following table listing the books we have purchased and donated, beginning with 2016.

2016 Book Donations to DPL

Great BritainSusan Hardman MooreAbandoning America -Life Stories from Early New England2013
ScotlandThorbjørn CampbellAyrshire, A Historical Guide2003
ScotlandBruce DurieBloody Scottish History Glasgow1988
Great BritainBritish Isles Family History Society of OttawaBritish Home Children: Their Stories2010
ScotlandKevin ByrneColkitto: A Celebration of Clan Donald of Colonsay1988
Graham JaunayCracking the Code of Old Handwritings2011
ScotlandChris PatonDiscover Scottish Church Records2011
ScotlandChris PatonDiscover Scottish Civil Registration Records2013
ScotlandChris PatonDiscover Scottish Land Records2012
ScotlandChris PatonDown and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis2015
ScotlandBruce DurieDunfermline - Britain in Old Photographs2002
ScotlandRev. John WilsonGazetteer of Scotland 18821999
CanadaMargaret Ann WilkinsonGenealogy and the Law In Canada2009
ScotlandPaul BasuHighland Homecomings2007
CanadaLucile H. CampeyIgnored but Not Forgotten: Canada's English Immigrants2014
Great BritainBruce DuneKirkcaldy and East Fife: The Twentieth Century2002
Great BritainPeter HigginbothamLife in a Victorian Workhouse - Pitkin Guide2011
ScotlandPaula MartinLochaber, A Historical Guide2005
ScotlandMark CollardLothian, A Historical Guide1988
ScotlandSherrell Branton LeetoozeLowlands of Scotland, Sourcebook for Family Researchers2012
ScotlandAlan StewartMy Ancestor was Scottish: A Guide to Sources for Family Historians2012
Graham JaunayPitfalls in Family History2012
ScotlandDonald MacKayScotland Farewell: The People of the Hector1980
ScotlandRosemary KopittkeScotlands People: The Place to Launch Your Scottish Research2015
Graham JaunaySolving Riddlers in 19th Century Photo Albums2011
ScotlandWilliam J. WatsonThe History of Celtic Place Names of Scotland2008
CanadaNorman Hillmer & J.L. GranatsteinThe Land Newly Found, Eyewitness Accounts of the Canadian Immigrant Experience2006
William P.L. ThomsonThe Little General and The Rousay Cofters, Crisis and Conflict on an Orkney Estate1981
ScotlandAnna MagnussonThe Quarriers Story, One Man's Vision Which Gave Over 40,000 Children a New Life2006
ScotlandBruce DurieThe Story of Stirling2014
Great BritainPeter HigginbothamThe Workhouse Encyclopedia2012
Great BritainJ. FewTill Death Us Do Part: Causes of Death 1300-19462015
WalesBeryl EvansTracing Your Welsh Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians1988
WalesBruce DurieWelsh Genealogy2012
Mull and IonaPhotographs by John MacPherson with an introduction by Lorn Macintyre2006
ScotlandDavid DobsonScots in the USA and Canada 1825-1875 - Part Four2005
ScotlandDavid DobsonScots in the USA and Canada 1825-1875 - Part Three2002
ScotlandDavid DobsonScottish Highlanders on the Eve of the Great Migration 1725-1775 - The People of the Grampian Highlands2008
ScotlandDavid DobsonScottish Highlanders on the Eve of the Great Migration 1725-1775 - The People of the Northern Isles2008
ScotlandWilliam TaylorThe Military Roads in Scotland1996
ScotlandClifford Stanley SimsThe Origin and Signification of Scottish Surnames with a Vocabulary of Christian Names2003
ScotlandIan MaxwellTracing Your Scottish Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians - Second Edition2013