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!



Thursday, 19 July 2018

FREE WEBINAR




As a genealogist are you the keeper of the family memories? Do you have precious photos, documents and stories waiting to be put into a book so they can be shared? Feeling overwhelmed at the thought? 

Join me on Monday, July 23 at 7:30 pm Eastern for a FREE webinar. Learn how to quickly put those precious photos, documents and stories into a book that can be shared. You will have the book completed, or almost completed, by the end of the webinar. It really is that simple and the quality is top notch. You will be so proud of your family history book that you will want to share it with everyone. Get yours ready before the family reunion! 

Click to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1681826572146918147


Wednesday, 13 June 2018

New Record Release from the NRS

The National Records of Scotland has added maps and plans to their website database. This is promising and provides a wonderful new resource for family historians. 

From their website about the release: 

More than 2,400 historic maps, plans and drawings from National Records of Scotland (NRS) collections have been made available on the ScotlandsPeople website. Many of the maps show the changing Scottish landscape over time. They also record where people lived or worked, so they can throw light on ancestors’ lives and even suggest new avenues for research. The maps and plans cover certain areas of Scotland, but not the whole of the country. They include both country estates and plans of towns and cities, including for example Glasgow. Most of the maps and plans originate in the records of court cases, Scottish government departments, Heritors’ records, as well as in private collections gifted to or purchased by NRS.
If you would like to find out more, read our maps and plans guide, or search the maps and plans.
The maps and plans collection is amongst the finest in the UK and contains the largest number of Scottish manuscript maps and plans held by any single institution. Spanning four centuries, the collections cover both manuscript and printed topographical maps and plans. They are particularly strong in estate and railway plans; architectural drawings; and engineering drawings, particularly of ships, railway engines and rolling stock. More maps and plans will be added to the ScotlandsPeople website.
It appears that the maps and plans are FREE which an added bonus. 
Enjoy the search!

Friday, 20 April 2018

Last Few Hours to Register!



Looking for help to research your Irish Ancestors that came from Scotland? Look no further. Join us for the Irish ViC (virtual conference) TOMORROW, April 21. Learn from experts in the comfort of your home. Relax, listen and be energized to further your Irish research


Fintan Mullan provides a raft of opportunities for finding your Scottish ancestors who were enticed to the Plantations of Ulster in the 1600s. 


Gillian Hunt shares the treasure trove of information available in the various church records in Ireland. She doesn't limit her talk to just church of Ireland but covers all of the churches. So many opportunities to find your Irish ancestors.


Trying to learn more about your female ancestors in Ireland? Fiona Fitzsimons shows how it is possible to re-create the social history of women by consulting various documents. This is one presentation you won't want to miss!


Confused about Irish Land records? Chris Paton will help you make sense of it all. A great resource for Irish research.


Can't get to Ireland to research your Irish ancestors? No worries, Maurice Gleeson helps you find as much as you can from the comfort of home by sharing online resources for you to consult.

Following each presentation, the presenter will be available in the Irish ViC Facebook group to answer any questions that you might have on the information that they have presented.

                 


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/