Discover your Scottish family history - free online conference

01 August 2023
Genealogists Graham and Emma Maxwell are planning another 16-hour Scottish genealogy extravaganza: the Scottish Indexes Conference will be held on 9 September 2023.

As always, this will be free to attend on Zoom and Facebook. The event starts at 7 am UK time on 9 September and continues until 11 pm UK time.

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Each presentation is shown twice: once between 7 am and 3 pm and then again between 3 pm and 11 pm UK time. You can come and go throughout the day and learn how to trace your family history from any timezone. 

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Conference programme

  • Chris Paton, genealogist and author: ‘Tracing Your Belfast Ancestors’.
  • Emma Maxwell, genealogist and co-founder of ‘People Lie! How to unravel the truth when you are tracing your family history’.
  • Alison Spring, genealogist at Scottish Ancestral Research: “Like All These Country Folks Very Stupid”: Glasgow Highlanders in the Poor Law Applications.
  • Robert Urquhart of Abbotshall Palaeography: 'Scottish Tax Records for Genealogy and Local History'. 
  • Kate Keter, genealogist at Family Tree Tales: “The People of Cross House”.
  • Margaret Fox, archivist at Traquair House: “Crimes of an Heinous Nature” – looking at some Scottish High Court Trials.

Event details

Following each presentation there will be a Q&A session with the presenter, as well as two longer general Q&A sessions throughout the day. 

This is a free ‘timezone-friendly’ event. Find out more and register at Scottish Indexes.