Friday, 23 June 2017

Join Me in Cambridge!

Next Thursday, June 29th, I will be back at McDougall Cottage in Cambridge to talk about researching your Scottish ancestors. This is always such a fun night, so if you are in the area. plan to join me. 

McDougall Cottage is located at 89 Grand Ave, directly across the street from the parking lot for Southworks. 

Please call ahead to make sure there are enough chairs! 519-624-8250 There is a $5 fee for the talk - well worth the money, I promise!

http://calendar.mcdougallcottage.ca/Default/Detail/2017-06-29-They-Came-from-Scotland-Tracking-Your-Scots-Ancest

Friday, 16 June 2017

SPACE AVAILABLE MAY 2018

Are you ready to find your Scottish ancestors on the shelves of the archives in Scotland? Walk where your ancestors walked, Visit their villages, worship in their churches, pay homage at their grave sides.

There are two spaces available in the  Edinburgh research tour and there is one space available in the Glasgow research tour.


Edinburgh Tour


In addition to dedicated research time, there will be time to explore Edinburgh - a city rich in history. The hotel is centrally located, making it easy to walk to Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and the Grassmarket.

Days of research will take place at Scotland'sPeople Centre (you can also book time in the Historical Search Room) and the National Library. Time at the NLS Maps Building is also available.  Daily fees for these research days are included in the tour fees. However, copies and printouts are not included.



The hotel rooms have a dedicated work space where you can set up your research station. Breakfast is available every morning, and the rooms are equipped with a kitchenette. There is a Starbucks and a Sainsburys grocery store on the same complex as the hotel. There are a number of eateries within a short walk from the hotel.

TO BOOK YOUR SPACE IN EDINBURGH:






Tuesday, 6 June 2017

TWO SPACES OPEN FOR MAY 2018 EDINBURGH RESEARCH TOUR



Thanks to some shuffling with the addition of the Glasgow 2018 tour, two spaces have opened up for the Edinburgh Research Tour. Tour dates are May 7-16, 2018. Fees are $3,595, with a deposit of $595 due now and the balance due December 1. If you are interested in learning more visit the website: 

https://www.genealogytoursofscotland.ca/edinburgh-tour.html

To make your deposit and secure your spot:




Thursday, 25 May 2017

I'm Being LIVE STREAMED!

Thrilled to learn earlier this week that one of my talks at Jamboree will be live streamed! This means that even if you can't attend Jamboree, you can still benefit from the information. 

My talk Underused Databases for Scottish Genealogy is being live streamed on Sunday at 10 am (pacific time). You can register here

I am only one of 14 talks that are being live-streamed so be sure to check out all of the speakers and topics on offer. Here's the line-up:


Friday, June 9

1:00-2:00         Facebook: A Tool for Genealogy Research Thomas MacEntee

2:30-3:30         Genealogical Proof for the Novice Genealogist Annette Burke Lyttle

4:00-5:00         Treasures in Township Records Peggy Clements Lauritzen, AG®

5:30-6:30         From Famine to Plenty – Finding My Immigrant Ancestors’ Stories Tessa                                Keough


Saturday, June 10

8:30-9:30             Descendancy Research: Another Pathway to Genealogy Michael L.                                       Strauss, AG®

10:00-11:00        Wives, Girlfriends, Widows, Exes and Mistresses: Documenting Women                                Gena Philibert-Ortega, MA, MAR

11:30-12:30        Sources of Genealogical Research for Armenians in the Caucasus Camille Andrus

2:00-3:00           Your Ancestor’s FAN Club: Using Cluster Research Drew Smith, MLS

3:30-4:30           Technology Resources for Deciphering Foreign Language Records Randy                              Whited

5:00-6:00           DNA vs Irish Annals Brad Larkin, MBS, MCSE

Sunday, June 11,

8:30-9:30           Researching Your Irish Ancestors Online Donna M. Moughty

10:00-11:00       Underused Databases for Scottish Genealogy Christine Woodcock

12:30-1:30          What’s New in Eastern European Genealogy Lisa Alzo, MFA

2:00-3:00           Using the Bureau of Land Management Tract Books Michael John Neill
  

Visit Me in the Exhibitor's Hall at Jamboree

I am looking forward to being part of the Southern California Genealogical Society's Jamboree this year. I will be exhibiting in the Exhibit Hall and I hope you will stop by and say hello. 

I will in be in booth 125 at the back of the Hall, so be sure to work your way all the way around the Hall. I'm looking forward to speaking with people interested in researching their Scottish ancestors.  You can sign up for webinars, learn about the tours, find out about eCourses and get some ideas about where you might find records on your Scottish ancestors. 


See YOU at Jamboree!

Join Me at Jamboree

In just a couple of weeks, I will be in Burbank California for the Southern California Genealogical Society's Jamboree! 

I will be presenting three talks at Jamboree: 

Breaking Through Your Scottish Research Brick Walls (Saturday 8:30 am), 
Step Away From the Computer (Saturday 2 pm) and 
Underused Databases for Scottish Genealogy (Sunday 10 am). 

All of these talks are part of Jamboree's Researching British Isles and Ireland Track. 

When I am not speaking, I will be in the Exhibitor's Hall so plan to stop by to say hello or share your stories. 

Looking forward to connecting with you at Jamboree!


Announcing a Glasgow Tour for 2018!

At the request of several participants, I have put together another Glasgow research tour for 2018. Tour dates are May 16-24th, 2018. 

Tour fees are $2675 Canadian. 

The tour will allow for five full days of research with an optional sixth day. The tour runs from mid week to mid week, allowing free time on the weekend. This not only provides a break from the research, but it allows time to process what we have uncovered. And it allows time to re-charge ourselves by resting, shopping or sightseeing. 

New for 2018 is the opportunity to research Lanarkshire ancestors who were outside of the city of Glasgow proper. These opportunities include:
  • Lanarkshire Family History Society
  • North Lanarkshire Archives 
North Lanarkshire Archives collects and preserves the historical records covering the areas of Airdrie, Bellshill, Coatbridge, Cumbernauld, Kilsyth, Motherwell, Shotts, Stepps and Wishaw.

There will be three full days of research at the Glasgow City Archives, where records for South Lanarkshire are on deposit. 

The tour is once again being limited in size to allow for group cohesion and also so that we don't overwhelm the research facilities. 

As it sits right now, based on those who expressed interest, and were therefore given first opportunity for registering for the tour, there are only FIVE spaces left. 

If you have Glaswegian or Lanarkshire ancestors and would like to research in the records in and around Glasgow, this is your chance! But don't hesitate or you may lose out.