09 December 2022
Ken Nisbet explores the many ways in which we can find evidence to help trace Scottish ancestors who worked as a farmer or agricultural labourer.
15 February 2023, 6.30pm (UK time)
This talk is part of Scottish Family History Month, in association with National Records Scotland.
Ken Nisbet who has both farmers and farm workers in his ancestry, will look at the sources - both online and offline - that can be used to investigate those of our ancestors who worked on the land.
He will cover the difference between crofting and farming, and how farming itself consists of various types. He will also how farming changed and impacted those who worked on the farms, and how it varied in different parts of Scotland.
Ken will look at official records produced by the government and non official sources that the family historian can use to give a full picture of farm life.
Join Ken Nisbet for a live c.45-minute illustrated online talk on 15 February, followed by approximately 30 minutes of questions from the audience, hosted by Chris Paton. The webinar will be recorded and made available to ticket-holders until 30 March broadcast.
Registration fee: £10 - includes access to the event recording until 30 March. Starts 1pm UK time. To find the start time in your time zone, visit TimeAndDate. Got a question about booking? E-mail Rachel Bellerby.
Ken Nisbet is former secretary of the Scottish Association of Family History Societies and was appointed chairman of the Association in 2022. He is chairman of the South of Scotland Branch of the Western Front Association. He is on the user group for the family history centre in Edinburgh and is a regular lecturer to Scotland’s family history societies. He has written a number of books, which are published by the Scottish Genealogy Society.
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