Thursday, 23 November 2017

Booking opened for Scottish Genealogy Virtual Conference

I am delighted to say that I will be participating in an online virtual conference, Scottish Genealogy Virtual Conference, being hosted from Ontario on January 27th 2018 by Genealogy Tours of Scotland (

I will be kicking off the event with a talk entitled Finding Your Ancestors Before 1855: Pre-Civil Registration Research. Following the presentation, I will continue to be available online to answer any questions you might have about the information presented. (Have mercy, be gentle, etc...!)

Also speaking in the conference are four fellow presenters:

“Seek and Ye Shall Find” Using the Kirk's Archival Legacy to Unveil the Lives of Your Scottish Ancestors, presented by archivist Margaret Fox

Using the NLS Maps to Build Your Family History, presented by National Library of Scotland Maps Manager Craig Statham

Researching Your Highland Ancestors, presented by genealogist Chris Halliday

Cleared to Canada: From the Highlands and Islands to Canada, presented by genealogy educator Christine Woodcock

All are fantastic speakers, so this is really going to be a great day for those interested in Scottish family history!

The registration fee is just $79.99 (Canadian) and allows for unlimited access to the talks, handouts and the marketplace for 72 hours. The live chat will only happen on January 27th.

You can register for the event at - I look forward to taking part and hopefully speaking to you and answering any questions then!

NB: Here's the really good bit. If you're in Scotland, bear in mind this is a Canadian hosted event, and so it will be starting in the afternoon our time. Seriously - just how more civilised an event can it be?!

See you there! :)


My next 5 week long Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the OPRs course commences Nov 6th 2017 - details at For my genealogy guide books, visit, whilst details of my research service are at Further content is also published daily on The GENES Blog Facebook page at

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