Scottish Research Online (102)
Tutor: Chris Paton
Scotland was first to have major records digitized and offer indexes and images online. It has also been a leader in placing resource information on the World Wide Web. This course describes the major sites, the types of information and data that they offer, the forms in which databases are presented and how to analyze results. You will learn to lay the foundations for searching a family, how to select best resources and what to do next either online or in libraries and archives.
- Scotlands People, Family Search, Ancestry, FreeCen: content, comparison, assessment
- Essential Maps and Gazetteers
- Civil Registration and Census Research Online
- Searching in Church of Scotland Registers Online
- Scottish Wills and Inventories Online
- Take It From Here
Note: it is recommended but not required that students in this course sign up for the basic search option, 30 units/seven days, at ScotlandsPeople (cost is seven pounds).
Each lesson includes exercises and activities; a minimum of 1 one-hour chat s See How the Courses Work.
STUDENTS SAID: "I particularly liked the fact that the course didn't just focus on the well-known BMD resources available, but on a much wider range of websites, including many which give extremely useful background information on the geography and history of the localities where our ancestors lived."
"a very knowledgeable Instructor"
Relevant Countries: Scotland
This course is offered twice annually.
Course Length: 5 Weeks
Start Date: 2 September 2019
And for a wee video introduction, visit https://youtu.be/ssdYLlGtoHw or watch below!
To sign up to the course, please visit https://www.pharostutors.com/details.php?coursenumber=102
Note that the follow up course to this, Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the OPRs starts on November 4th - for further details on this, please visit https://www.pharostutors.com/details.php?coursenumber=302
Hopefully see you there!
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