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!

Sunday, 15 June 2014

New Website: Children's Homes

A new website for those with ancestors who were placed in orphanges, children's homes, industrial or training schools or reformatories. It is run by Peter Higginbotham who has done extensive research in the area.
Here's the link: http://www.childrenshomes.org.uk/

Monday, 9 June 2014

Genealogy At Kincardine Scottish Festival

For those in or near Huron County, Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games have added genealogy workshops to their events line up. Hope to see you there!

Monday, 2 June 2014

Symposium on Scottish Genealogy Research

Friday August 22, 2014


Springhills Suites by Marriott

Vaughan Ontario

James Thomson: Basic Scottish Research

Linda Reid: Using DNA to Confirm or Deny

   Genealogical Relationships

Ruth Blair: Scots-Irish Research

Dr Kevin James: Scottish Emigration

Christine Woodcock: Tracking Scots Emigrant Ancestors

Cost: $35 for OGS members; $45 for Non-members.

Lunch included. 

Registration forms are available at:


For more information, contact:   scottishsig@ogs.on.ca