Ancestry.com. Historic Families of Scotland, Vol. 1 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997.Original data: Taylor, James. The Great Historic Families of Scotland. London, England: J.S Virtue & Co., 1889.
Part of a two volume set detailing the great families of Scotland, this first volume contains sketches and biographical information of leading members of a number of important Scottish families. Among those discussed are the Douglas, Scott, Maxwell, Maule, Mackenzie of Cromarty, and the Earl of Menteith families. In addition to personal information are national manners and customs, warlike exploits, and court intrigues making this a valuable tool not only for specific persons but also for the larger context in which these people lived.