Scots Overseas themed month at History Scotland: September 2022

02 August 2022
A themed month at this September explores the experiences of Scots who have made a new life overseas over the centuries, showcasing blogs, online talks and research guides.

 During a special themed month running throughout September on the History Scotland website we will explore the Scottish diaspora over the centuries, focusing on: 

  • the emigration experience 
  • new lives overseas 
  • how to trace ancestors both in Scotland and in the new homeland 

The programme will include an exclusive online talk by Professor Murray Pittock on aspects of his new book Scotland: The Global History, published by Yale, and two other live talks: Chris Paton on the sources for compiling a global ancestral story, and Ken Nisbet on banishment & transportation

Sign up for the History Scotland newsletter today to receive our exclusive Scots Overseas mailer at the start of September, with content highlights, research ideas and in-depth reads.  

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With thanks to our project partner Highland Titles and supporters National Records of Scotland and Family Tree magazine.