Scottish family history month: History Scotland webinars


24 November 2020
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Arm yourself with the knowledge you need to trace your Scottish ancestors with our four webinars, running from 3 to 24 February 2021.

February 2021 is Scottish Family History Month on the History Scotland website, where we'll be presenting how-to guides, videos and top tips on tracing your Scottish ancestors.

We have four webinars planned, read on to see the full programme and book your tickets today!

Exploring Scottish family history records, 3 February 

Expert genealogist Michelle Leonard takes us through the key records that can help you explore the lives and times of your Scottish ancestors. This is a one-hour talk followed by a 30-minute Q&A session. Starts 7pm GMT. Book here.

How to use sheriff court records for Scottish family history, 10 February

Join expert genealogist Emma Maxwell for a one-hour talk on how to use Sheriff Court records to discover your Scottish ancestors.

Criminal records, marriage contracts and wills are just a few of the treasures that can be found within the Sheriff Court records. Emma will explain what the records are, how to use them in your research, and what is available both online and offline. The one-hour talk will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A session.

Starts 7pm GMT. Book here.

Solve your Scottish genealogy problems, 17 February

Join expert genealogist Kirsty Wilkinson for a one-hour talk on the different ways you can approach a brick wall in your family tree. Kirsty will explore problem solving using various Scottish records, and the one-hour talk will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A session.

Starts 7pm GMT. Book here.

Down and out in Scotland: Researching ancestral crisis, 24 February

Expert genealogist Chris Paton explains how the struggles that our ancestors faced have often produced a rich source of records.

In this one-hour talk, Chris will talk us through the various records, explaining how to access and use these to dig deep into the life and times of your Scottish ancestors.

The talk will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A session.

Starts 7pm GMT. Book here.