Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Searching Your Scottish Ancestry Webinar

Sept 23: Scottish Genealogy Research Basics
7:00 pm Eastern

This 90 minute webinar will get you well and truly started on your researching your Scottish ancestors. In addition, you will learn about a number of resources that are helpful in researching Scottish ancestry. Included are:

- where to start
- why the ScotlandsPeople website is critical to your research
- why geography is important
- Old Parish Records vs Statutory Records
- Census Records
- Records of Corrected Entry
- Citing Sources
- Scottish Naming Pattern
- Scottish Marriages
- National Archives and what is available for Scottish genealogy
- National Library and what is available for Scottish genealogy
- Local Archives for genealogy research
- University Archives for genealogy research
- Using Newspapers for genealogy research
- Scottish Family History Societies

Cost for 90 minute webinar: $19.95

To register:

If you are not able to attend the "live" event, you can register and pay and you will then get up to 30 days to access the recording of the webinar. 

Monday, 24 August 2015

Second Tour for 2016 is Filling Fast

Our Genealogy Research Tour for May 2016 sold out almost a year in advance.

A second tour for Sept 2016 has been added. But this second tour is filling quickly. 

Is traveling to Scotland to research your family history on your bucket list?
As any family history researcher will tell you, there is great excitement when you find your ancestor in a document. Tangible verification of their existence. And there is a sense of wonder when you see their signature. It is almost as if you could reach out and touch them.

Multiply that by infinity when you walk the streets they walked, see the houses they lived in, the factories they worked in, the churches they worshiped in. Feel the deep and lasting connection to them as you stand at their gravesite.

These moments provide a deep sense of affinity for your ancestors. A deep appreciation of their battles and struggles. A sense of pride as they overcame in order to carry on.
All of this culminates in an irreducible sense of belonging as you come to understand not only their story but also your own history. How you came to be.

If you are ready to experience a sense of being whole, connected, belonging to your Scottish ancestors, join us on our next Genealogy Tour in Sept 2016.

This tour is filling fast and, although still more than a year away, is already 30% full. Don't miss out. Book now at:

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Scottish Genealogy Research Webinar

Wednesday Sept 23, 2015
7 pm EST
Beginner/Intermediate Level
90 minute webinar

While many people want to know more about their Scottish heritage, they don’t know where to begin. Fortunately, researching our Scottish ancestors is a fairly easy task. Knowing where to look is usually where we get tied up.

This talk will get you started in researching your Scottish ancestry as well as how to make the most of your research.

Topics Include:

  • Starting Your Search
  • ScotlandsPeople Website
  • Scottish Naming Pattern
  • Scottish Marriages
  • Catholic Parish Records on ScotlandsPeople
  • Scottish Family History Societies
  • Other Websites/Resources for Scottish Research

Register at:

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Help Available in the Heritage Tent at Fergus Scottish Festival

Genealogy Tours of Scotland will be in the Heritage Tent at the Fergus Scottish Festival this coming weekend. The tent will be near Clan Avenue and will have lots of people on hand to assist you with your genealogy research. 

The Wellington Branch of the OGS will be in the tent as well and will be onhand to answer questions about genealogy and will be able to help you with your research. 

Genealogy Tours of Scotland will be offering assistance specifically on the ScotlandsPeople website, so don't be shy, come along and get help to find your Scottish connections. 

The Heritage Tent opens at 9 on Saturday and Sunday. Drop by. Share the stories of your Scottish ancestors and, if interested, ask for some research help. 

See you in Fergus!