Thursday, 7 October 2021

Schedule for Scottish ViC 2022 is Now Confirmed

The next Scottish ViC will take place on Saturday, January 22, 2022. The schedule has now been confirmed:

9:15    Scottish Covenanters presented by Jimmy Fisher                               

10:30    Culloden presented by Hugh Allison                               

11:40     LUNCH                          

12:30     Survey of Scottish Witch Trials presented by Ciaran Jones                               

2:00       British Slave Owner Database presented by Matthew J Smith                               

3:30        Wrap-up

To meet our presenters: https://www.genealogyvic.com/ViC-2022

Registration is open. All presentation will be live, but are being recorded to allow access for those with time zone challenges. Access to the recordings will remain open for 30 days after the live event. 


Thursday, 2 September 2021

NEW! eStore

 

One of the projects I have been working on this summer is getting my eStore back up and running and updating the resources available. This time the guides are all downloadable, so no need to pay shipping or wait for the guides to arrive. 

Currently there are three guides in the store, but more are in the works. The guides are downloadable  in PDF format. All prices are in Canadian dollars. 

The store is accessible from my website or you can go directly to the store.

Monday, 21 June 2021

Online Sources for Scottish Genealogy Webinar

On Friday I had the pleasure of presenting a webinar for Legacy. The topic was Online Sources for Scottish Genealogy Research. While the recording will become a member benefit for Legacy members, the recording is freely available until June 25th for those who wish to take advantage.

You can access the recording here: 

https://news.legacyfamilytree.com/legacy_news/2021/06/online-sources-for-scottish-genealogy-research-free-webinar-by-christine-woodcock-now-online-for-lim.html

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Celebrating a Decade of Connections


Celebrating a Decade of Connections2021 marks 10 years since I started my business. As most of you know, I started Genealogy Tours of Scotland as a way to help the Scots diaspora connect to their ancestors in a very tangible way - by allowing opportunities for them to find their ancestors in their ancestral homeland.

And what a journey the past decade has been. Tears of joy, hearts full to bursting, a sense of peace that is bone deep. New friends made both here at home and across the sea.
I have been honoured and humbled to have been witness to these emotions, these connections. I continued to be amazed by the stories that have been pieced together about the Scots who left their beloved homeland behind for new opportunities.

Friday, 2 April 2021

ONE WEEK UNTIL SCOTTISH VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

 


The final ViC is just a week away. This ViC focuses on Scottish records and research. Topics include: 

Records Management - Archivist George MacKenzie will explain how records are created, which records are kept, which records are destroyed and why.

Methodology for Scottish Genealogy  - Genealogist Tahitia McCabe of Strathclyde University will be our presenter 

Merchants and Craft Records - presented by Glasgow City Archives Senior Archivist, Irene O'Brien 

Enhance Your Scottish Research with DNA presented by Genetic Genealogist Michelle Leonard 

Private Estate Records - Tenants Cottars and Servants presented by archivist Margaret Fox, archivist at Traquair House in Peebleshire 

The Archaeological Dig at Ness of Brodgar in Orkney will be presented by archaeologist Nick Card 

REGISTER HERE (Registration closes April 8)

  • ALL ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE A FREE COURSE FROM THE NIGS.
  • ALL ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE 24 FREE CREDITS FOR SCOTLANDSPEOPLE

OTHER PRIZES INCLUDE:

  • FREE SCOTTISH COURSE FROM NIGS
  • FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO BNA
  • FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO FINDMYPAST

Thursday, 25 March 2021

FREE CREDITS FOR SCOTLANDSPEOPLE!

 


Everyone registered for the April 10 Scottish ViC will receive 24 FREE credits for ScotlandsPeople!

The final ViC is just 2 weeks away. This ViC focuses on Scottish records and research. Topics include: 

Records Management - Archivist George MacKenzie will explain how records are created, what records are kept and which records are destroyed and why. 

Methodology for Scottish Genealogy  - Genealogist Tahitia McCabe of Strathclyde University will be our presenter 

Merchants and Craft Records - presented by Glasgow City Archives Senior Archivist, Irene O'Brien 

Enhance Your Scottish Research with DNA presented by Genetic Genealogist Michelle Leonard 

Private Estate Records - Tenants Cottars and Servants presented by archivist Margaret Fox, archivist at Traquair House in Peebles 

The Archaeological Dig at Ness of Brodgar in Orkney will be presented by archaeologist Nick Card

 

ALL ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE A FREE COURSE FROM THE NIGS.ALL ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE 24 FREE CREDITS FOR SCOTLANDSPEOPLE 

OTHER PRIZES INCLUDE:

  • FREE SCOTTISH COURSE FROM NIGS
  • FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO BNA
  • FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO FINDMYPAST 

The ViC starts at 8:30 eastern. All presentations are being recorded and access to the recordings remains open for 6 weeks. This allows people with time zone challenges to join us during waking hours and catch the rest later. 

REGISTER HERE



Sunday, 21 March 2021

April 10 Scottish ViC

  



The April ViC is just three weeks away. This ViC focuses on Scottish records and research. Topics include:

  • Records Management - how records are created, what records are kept and which records are destroyed and why.
  • Methodology for Scottish Genealogy
  • Merchants and Craft Records
  • Private Estate Records - Tenants Cottars and Servants
  • Enhance Your Scottish Research with DNA
  • The Archaeological Dig at Ness of Brodgar in Orkney

ALL ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE A FREE COURSE FROM THE NIGS.

  • PRIZES INCLUDE:
  • FREE SCOTTISH COURSE FROM NIGS
  • FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO BNA
  • FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO FINDMYPAST

I AM WORKING TO GET FREE SCOTLANDSPEOPLE CREDITS FOR EACH REGISTRANT AS WELL 

To register: https://www.genealogyvic.com/sys/website/?pageId=1075207