You'll Love This If:
- You want to research Scottish ancestors but don't know where to start
- You want to learn about what websites and other resources are available for Scottish research
- You want to trace your ancestors from the US back to Scotland
Presenter: Christine Woodcock
Duration: 60 minutes
Searching for Scottish records can be strenuous, especially for genealogists unfamiliar with available resources. Many want to know more about their Scotland-based heritage, but don’t know where to begin beyond Ancestry.com or FamilySearch.org. Fortunately, finding your Scottish family isn't so hard if you know where to look. To the website ScotlandsPeople.gov and beyond, let expert Christine Woodcock breathe air into your bagpipes and stimulate your Scottish genealogy.
What You'll Learn:
- How to start searching for your Scottish ancestors
- How to get the most out of the ScotlandsPeople website, and other online resources
- What you can find in Scottish marriage records, and where to find them
- How to make sense of Scottish naming patterns
- What local resources exist for conducting Scottish family research
About Your Presenter:
Scottish born and Canadian raised, Christine is a genealogy educator with an expertise in Scottish records. She enjoys taking fellow Scots "home" to discover their ancestral heritage. Many people are interested in going to Scotland to do their family history research, but they don't know where to begin. To make this easier and more productive, she runs Genealogy Tours of Scotland, which offer 10-day trips to the Scottish Archives in Edinburgh. These trips help people to discover their own Scottish Heritage in the process.