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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, 23 July 2015

SAVE THE DATES FOR THE WINTER WEBINAR SERIES!

Starting in October 2015, Genealogy Tours of Scotland will begin their annual winter webinar series. There are 8 webinars planned for the fall of 2015.

Each webinar is $14.95 cdn. Registration opens October 1, 2015 

Topics include:

  • In Search of Your Scottish Ancestors (Oct 1)
  • Dinnae Waste Yer Credits, Then (making effective use of the ScotlandsPeople Website (Oct 8)
  • Lesser Known Databases for Scottish Genealogy Research (Oct 15)
  • Tracking Your Scots Emigrant Ancestor (Oct 22)
  • Using Scottish Libraries for your Genealogy Research (Oct 29)
  • Using Local Archives for Scottish genealogy research (Nov 12)
  • ​Researching Your Scots Industrial Ancestor (Nov 19)
  • Preparing for a research trip to Scotland (Jan 14, 2016)

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Scottish SIG Symposium August 21, 2015

The SIG Symposium is just over a month away

We have a full day of learning about Scottish Genealogy lined up for you.

Topics for the day are:

DNA - learning the difference between the tests and what you can learn from each type

Scottish Special Collections - learn about the rare documents available at the University of Guelph

Unraveling Fact from Fiction - hear how one person's genealogy adventure uncovered the truth behind family lore

Getting the Most out of the ScotlandsPeople Website - this is the ONLY website where you can view the actual documents. Learn how to make the most of your credits

We have a full day of learning about Scottish Genealogy lined up for you.

Topics for the day are:

DNA - learning the difference between the tests and what you can learn from each type

Scottish Special Collections - learn about the rare documents available at the University of Guelph

Unraveling Fact from Fiction - hear how one person's genealogy adventure uncovered the truth behind family lore

Getting the Most out of the ScotlandsPeople Website - this is the ONLY website where you can view the actual documents. Learn how to make the most of your credits

ScotlandsPeople is sponsoring the Symposium and is offering 20 free credits to everyone who attends the Symposium. This will give you a chance to practice what you learn during the day!