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:


SCOTTISH INSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL GENEALOGISTS




Sign up for this unique opportunity for professional and semi-professional genealogists who do research in the Scottish records. 

While in Edinburgh, we will be learning from Scottish genealogists and archivists who are expert in their respective fields.

The week of intense study culminates in a joint day of Professional Development with our colleagues in the Scottish Genealogy Network.

Fees include: 
  •  7 nights in a hotel in Old Town Edinburgh, at the edge of the University campus
  •  Breakfast every morning
  •  Transfer to the Archives
  •  Two and half days of intense learning    
  •   An evening of learning and tour of the Scottish Genealogy Society
  •  Research fees for two full days of research at the NRS
  •   Research fees for a unique evening of research at the NRS
  •   Half a day of research at the Maps Dept of the NLS
  •  Registration fees for the joint day of Professional Development with the  Scottish Genealogy Network
  •  Lunch at the SGN Professional Development Day
  •  Time to network and develop collaborative relationships with our Scottish  colleagues
  •  A guided historical tour of Greyfriars Cemetery (note, this is NOT a ghost  tour)
 This unique Institute is limited to 15 participants.
For more information or to book your space in the Institute:





Book Your Genealogy Research Trip to Scotland


What better way to truly understand your ancestors than to visit their homeland? Walk where your ancestors walked. Visit the churches they attended. Pay tribute to them at their grave.

Genealogy Tours of Scotland offers 10 - day research tours in Edinburgh. Tour groups will have reserved access to all research facilities including talks on the records available at each repository for family history research.






Included in your tour:
· pre-tour preparation package
· pre-tour webinars
· 9 nights accommodation
· 9 breakfasts 
· protected research time
· onsite overviews and talks
· 3 full days of research at Scotland's People Centre
· Full day of research at the National Library of Scotland
· Full day of research at the NLS Maps Reading Room
· Daily research fees
· Evening at the Scottish Experience Dinner show
· All ground transportation for research
· Time to visit the area where your ancestors lived (additional travel fees not included)
· Opportunity to visit the local family history society where your ancestors lived




For more information: www.genealogytoursofscotland.ca


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.



Tuesday, 13 January 2015

New Resources for Planning Your Genealogy Research Trip to Scotland

New books to assist you in planning your genealogy research trip to Scotland:

 Planning a Genealogy Research Trip to Scotland Workbook $3.50



 Preparing For a Genealogy Research Trip to Scotland Quick Guide $8.95



Sunday, 4 January 2015

2016 Genealogy Research Trip to Scotland Filling Up

Registration is open for the 2016 Genealogy Research Trip to Scotland. The 2016 tour is filling quickly, and is already 30% filled. 

If traveling to your ancestral homeland to research your roots, connect with your ancestors and claim your heritage is on your must do list, book now so as not to be disappointed:

https://www.genealogytoursofscotland.ca/

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!