Join me on Saturday 1 April 2017 at 10 a.m. PDT, when I present my Finding Scottish Ancestors webinar, part of the 2017 bimonthly series hosted by the Southern California Genealogical Society. Registration is free; sign up to attend clicking here. For FAQs about this webinar, click here.
My webinar helps you find and use digital resources for Scottish ancestors. Many Scottish primary sources are indexed and digitized, making these records fun and illuminating to use. Essential to little-known records here and in Scotland are covered. Church and civil records, censuses, mapping and geography, organizations, and cultural resources help you find more Scottish ancestors.
The free handout for the Finding Scottish Ancestors webinar will also be available when you register.
Resources for finding your Scottish immigrant ancestor(s) is covered in chapter one, with search strategies and direct links to migration records for every U.S. port.
The second chapter has 15 pages of links to free and pay sites for digitized Scottish records, including births, marriages, and deaths in parishes, civil registrations, wills, property records, burial registers, and newspapers.
Finding locations where your Scots ancestors lived is very important, so chapter three provides links to county and parish information and how boundaries changed over time.
The fourth chapter includes direct links to books, maps, tutorials, DNA information, and emigration from Scotland to other countries, such as Australia and New Zealand. Also included is information on deciphering handwriting in older Scottish records, and resources for surnames, clans, and tartans. Click here for more information on this 82-page full-color e-book: Finding Scottish Ancestors Online.
After a long professional career in academic archives and genealogy libraries, Nancy E. Loe, MA, MLS, launched this website, SassyJaneGenealogy.com.
Featuring a monthly newsletter, blog, and genealogy ebooks on US and European research, Nancy's site also provides expert guidance on information management to help genealogists search smart and find more primary sources.
She appears frequently at regional, national, and international genealogy webinars and conferences. Nancy is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Society of American Archivists, and many local genealogical societies in the US, Germany, and Scotland.