Scottish Family History Month

Scottish Family History Month is brought to you by History Scotland and Family Tree, in association with National Records Scotland.
Taking place throughout February 2023, the month-long online event includes six expert talks.

Book individual talks for £10 or attend all six talks with a season pass from as little as £45.


1 February - 1pm

Making the most of Scottish High Court records
Scottish High Court records are packed with genealogical gems, as Emma Maxwell of Scottish Indexes will explain in this exclusive presentation.

8 February, 6.30pm

Exploring the Scottish census
Find out how to get every last clue from the Scottish census - including the newly-released 1921 Census, with Chris Paton

15 February, 6.30pm

Trace your ag lab ancestors
Ken Nisbet looks at how to find evidence to trace ancestors who worked as a farmer or agricultural labourer.

17 February - 1pm

Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors: from home and for free
How to start building your family tree with what you already have, plus free genealogy resources, with Alison Spring.

22 February, 6.30pm

Scottish DNA Case Studies
Learn how to successfully use DNA test results for genealogy, with DNA guru Michelle Leonard.

1 March, 6.30pm

By habit and repute: a guide to marriage in Scotlandprofessional researcher Fergus Smith explores marriage law and customs in Scotland, from the Reformation to the present day.

Online lectures include expert presentation, and Q&A session, giving you the chance to ask the speaker your questions.
Can't make the date? Don't worry, the registration fee includes 7-day on-demand access to the event recording.