Saturday, December 9, 2017

Ready to Find Your Scottish Ancestors?

Join us for the Scottish ViC - the first virtual conference for Scottish genealogy. This will be a full day of learning. 

Researching Your Scottish Ancestors Pre Civil Registration: Chris Paton will be sharing the resources available for people looking for their ancestors who may have left Scotland prior to civil registration in 1855. Even ancestors who may have still been in Scotland but where you are seeking more information prior to what is available from 1855. Church records, court records, poor records, land records and so much more.

Seek and Ye Shall Find": Using the Kirk's Archival Legacy to Uncover the Lives of Your Scottish Ancestors: Margaret Fox will be sharing her vast knowledge of the Kirk's archives. Not just Kirk Session records but all of the various records held by the Kirk. Communion rolls, pew rents and everything in between.

Using NLS Maps for Family History Research: Craig Statham will be showing us the incredible resources available from the National Library's vast maps collection. These date back to the 1500s

Researching Your Highland Ancestors: Chris Halliday will be sharing his knowledge of the records that are available for researching your highland ancestors. He discusses the areas in Scotland where various surnames originated, clans and clan resources, local archives and online collections.

The Mass Exodus: From the Highlands and Islands to Canada: Christine Woodcock will be helping you to see where  your Highland ancestors may have come from prior to arriving in Canada (then migrating to the USA). We look at various resources including ships, ports of departure, ports of entry, land grants and more.

Apart from Christine's talk, you get to be immersed in Scottish accents all day while learning!

Speakers will be available to answer questions and handouts will be emailed to registrants ahead of the conference so you can formulate your questions.  

All of this for just $79.99 cdn ($63 usd/£46). Times are in Eastern but access for 72 hours after the conference allows researchers in other parts of the world to watch during waking hours.

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