07 December 2022
Scottish High Court records are packed with genealogical gems, as Emma Maxwell of Scottish Indexes will explain in this exclusive presentation.
1 February 2023, 1pm (UK time)
This talk is part of Scottish Family History Month, in association with National Records Scotland.
We may often think of these in terms of the perpetrator of a crime but what about the victims and witnesses? Should we be thinking more about the innocent people connected with a case, delving into their past and discovering their story?
* How did the involvement in a High Court case affect them?
* What clues should we be looking out for while we are researching?
In this illustrated presentation, Emma Maxwell, genealogist at scottishindexes.com will delve into a case from the 1870s.
An explosion in Glasgow touched the lives of many people; were your ancestors involved? Did they witness the accident? Emma will show you how to discover your ancestors’ stories; finding all the pieces of the jigsaw.
Join Emma Maxwell for a live c.45-minute illustrated online talk on 1 February, followed by approximately 30 minutes of questions from the audience.
The event will be chaired by genealogist Chris Paton.
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.
Emma Maxwell is a genealogist with over 20 years of experience. Emma works extensively with criminal records held by the National Records of Scotland, piecing together stories for clients so that they can discover more than just names, dates of birth and places. Along with her husband, Graham Maxwell, she has developed the Scottish Indexes website, a collection of indexes to historical records which open up long-hidden secrets and shine the light of day on the past.
Image courtesy Wellcome Collection, public domain mark