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Saturday, 31 January 2015

SCOTTISH GENEALOGY QUICK GUIDES

Two new quick guides to assist you in your Scottish research:

The first is Preparing for a Genealogy Research Trip to Scotland


This guide is essential for you to be successful as you prepare for a research trip to Scotland. Planning ahead is the key to a successful research trip. 

Learn where to research, how to prepare and who to contact for a personalized trip to the area of Scotland where YOUR ancestors lived. 

There is also a workbook to accompany this quick guide:


The second quick guide is a great resource in understanding some of the reasons that your ancestors may have emigrated to North America. This will assist you in understanding the historical events that led to mass migration, passenger lists and re-created passenger lists and the Passenger Vessels Acts that regulated the passage of emigrants. 


Here's the link to the e-store:


ONLINE WORKSHOP - MAKING EFFECTIVE USE OF SCOTLANDSPEOPLE WEBSITE

Making Effective Use of The ScotlandsPeople Website
Monday Feb 27 @ 7 pm
MAR 2 @ 7:30 pm EST (GMT -5.00)

This workshop will help you to understand why using this website is critical for Scottish Genealogy Research. You will learn how to have more success in your searches and how to reduce wasting credits. You will learn various aspects of the website to assist you in becoming more comfortable with using this very valuable resource.

The workshop will NOT be available later as a recording, so if you are unable to attend, you will not be able to access it later.  Handouts will not be available so you will need to be able to take notes.


ONLINE WORKSHOP - TRACKING YOUR SCOTS EMIGRANT ANCESTOR

Join us for an online workshop on Tracking Your Scots Emigrant Ancestor


Tracking Your Scots Emigrant Ancestor
Monday Feb 23 7 pm EST (GMT -5.00)
MAR 6 @ 7:30 pm EST (GMT -5.00)

This workshop will focus on resources that might assist you in finding our more about your Scottish Ancestor and the reason that they left their homeland. We will discuss the historic events that caused migration, the Passenger Vessels Acts, Ships Lists and Re-created Ships Lists, Online and Offline Resources

The workshop will NOT be available later as a recording, so if you are unable to attend, you will not be able to access it later. Handouts will not be available so you will need to be able to take notes.



Sunday, 4 January 2015

For Scots with Flemish Roots

It is estimated that up to 30% of Scots have Flemish roots. And in fact, this is where the surname Fleming (Flemming/Fleeming) originates. If you think you might have Flemish roots in your family tree, this website might be worth a visit:

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/flemish/

Great Resource for Those with Knapdale Roots

If you have ancestors from Knapdale in Argyll, this website is a great resource:

Knapdale People: http://knapdalepeople.com/

The website has maps, transcriptions, histories and so much more. 

Happy searching!