Free Finding Scottish Ancestors Webinar
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.
For more in-depth information to advance your Scots research, my latest guide is now available, also titled Finding Scottish Ancestors Online.
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.
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