Is David Dobson a reliable source for Scottish records?

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I am trying to figure out which William Frazer (Fraser, Frazier) is my 4G grandfather. He would have been born possibly between 1750 and 1771, possibly in Scotland.  I want to look at any records for a William Fraser coming over of that age.. or of his father or grandfather. In other words I want to track the different stories and try to document them. David Dobson has many books on the market with lists of various Scottish emigration. Are his books reliable sources of information?
asked in Genealogy Help by Edie Kohutek G2G6 Mach 5 (51.7k points)

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Given that he is an honorary fellow of the School of History at the University of St. Andrews, I would assume his books were fairly reliable.

answered by Fiona Gilliver G2G6 Mach 8 (82.5k points)
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I had read that. I have just not seen his books used as sources.

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