Welcome to Scottish Genealogy Tips And Tidbits

A wee bit of info to help you in your journey to discover your Scottish Ancestors and maybe even crack a brick wall or two!



Monday, 16 April 2018

FREE Genetic Testing for Adoptees!

At RootsTech, MyHeritage launched their new venture, DNA Quest. This is a Pro-Bono service to provide adoptees free DNA kits. Professional genetic genealogists will then work with the adoptee to reunite them with their biological families, offering emotional support as well as the genetic testing and matching. 


Initially this venture was only made available in the US but with the overwhelming response and the overwhelming request from other countries, the project is now open worldwide. 

Here is the website to apply for adoptees to apply for their free DNA kits:

Online Resources for Irish Research


Can't get to Ireland to research your Irish ancestors?

No worries, on April 21 as part of the Irish ViC (virtual conference) Maurice Gleeson helps you find as much as you can from the comfort of home by sharing online resources for you to consult. 

Not yet registered for the Irish ViC (virtual conference)? Here's the link to register: 


Sunday, 15 April 2018

Using Church Records for Irish Research



Join us on April 21 for the Irish ViC (virtual conference) where Gillian Hunt shares the treasure trove of information available in the various church records in Ireland. Gillian doesn't limit her talk to just Church of Ireland but covers all of the churches. These records provide so many opportunities to find your Irish ancestors. 

Not yet registered for the Irish ViC? Here's the link: https://www.genealogyvic.com/

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Discovering Irish Land Records Irish ViC



Counties? Parishes? Townlands? Confused about Irish Land records? 

Join us on April 21 for the Irish ViC (virtual conference) where Chris Paton will help make sense of it all.

Not yet registered? Here’s the link: https://www.genealogyvic.com/

Sunday, 8 April 2018

The Irish ViC is Just a Fortnight Away!




Moorshead Magazine is offering 25% off all of their special issue magazines for ViC attendees. This includes the pre-ordering of the the yet to be released Irish Research Issue authored by Maurice Gleeson. The issue will be available May 1.



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The market place will open next week. Presentations will be released one at a time throughout the day according to the schedule below. Q & A opportunities will be available through the Facebook group where the presenters will be available directly following their presentations.

The ViC takes place on April 21, but you will have access to the presentations and hand outs until midnight (eastern) on April 24th so that you can go back and revisit the presentations as many times as you need This also allows you flexibility in the event you can't dedicate the whole day, or for those in the Southern Hemisphere who will be able to watch during actual waking hours. The Facebook group will remain open and if you are not able to access the live Q & A, you can read through the questions that were asked by others.

Schedule

9:00 - Fintan Mullan presents Finding 17th Century Families in Ireland

10:15 - Gillian Hunt presents Using Church Records for Irish Genealogy Research

11:30 - Fiona Fitzsimons presents Finding Women in the Irish Records

12:30 - break

1:00 - Chris Paton presents Using Irish Land Records for Genealogy Research

2:15 - Maurice Gleeson presents Making Online Resources Work for You

                 

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Need Help Finding Your IRISH Ancestors?



Pre-order  your copy of the Irish Issue special Tracing Your Ancestor Series Magazine. The magazine was authored by Dr Maurice Gleeson and will be on sale May 1. Pre-orders are being taken NOW:


Thursday, 1 March 2018

Irish ViC Schedule

The schedule for the Irish ViC is available at: https://www.genealogyvic.com/schedule.html

Here's the line up for the day:





9:00 - Fintan Mullan presents Finding 17th Century Families in Ireland 


10:15 - Gillian Hunt presents Using Church Records for Irish Genealogy Research 


11:30 - Fiona Fitzsimons presents Finding Women in the Irish Records 


12:30 - break 


1:00 - Chris Paton presents Using Irish Land Records for Genealogy Research 


2:15 - Maurice Gleeson presents Making Online Resources Work for You

All times are Eastern Time (Toronto/New York)

All presentations will be available for 72 hours after the end of the virtual conference to allow for time zone challenges and to make attending easier for people who are not able to commit to the full day.