Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Glasgow Genealogy Research

Once again, it has been a whirlwind of research. This time the focus has been on Glasgow ancestry with some additional research for those with ancestors from Lanarkshire or the West of Scotland. 

The tour began on Wednesday evening with a meet a greet. The Glasgow group is actually larger than the Edinburgh tour was. Nine of the 15 researchers are return participants and another three were also with me on the Edinburgh tour. 

Thursday was spent in the Mitchell Library, at the Glasgow City Archives or at the ScotlandsPeople hub. 

Friday we were off to Motherwell. The group was split in half with half of the group going to the North Lanarkshire Archives and the other half going to the Lanarkshire Family History Society. The groups swapped places in the afternoon. 

The weekend was free for those who wanted some time to explore. Most of the group joined me on Saturday for a tour of the Glasgow Women's Library followed by a heritage walking tour of the East End of Scotland. 

On Sunday, several of the participants enjoyed a guided tour of the Necropolis. 

On Monday, we were off to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Family History Society. 

Today the group was back at the Mitchell. Tomorrow is our last day together as a group. It is incredible how quickly the week has passed. Connections have been made. Pieces of the genealogy puzzle have fallen into place. We have a greater understanding of the lives of our ancestors and we are richer in our own heritage as a result of our research and learning this week. 

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