The pay-per-view website ScotlandsPeople is usually the first stop for anyone researching their Scottish family history online. Professional Genealogist Ruth Blair will take you through the process of using the site and show you how to use other resources to narrow down your search in order to use it in a cost –effective manner. She’ll also demonstrate other online resources that can assist you with our research. If you can’t go to Scotland to research your family, then this lecture will help you discover what is available online.
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You’ve searched the Scottish census and civil registration records for your ancestors. What’s next? Are you on the right track? Professional Genealogist Ruth Blair will provide you with some resources to take you past the basicr ecords to help you find out more about your Scottish ancestors. Why did the Scots emigrate and where did they settle? Understanding the emigration of the Scots is vital and will assist with your research and enhance your family history story.
Feeling overwhelmed trying to sift through all of the genealogical information available on the web? This lecture will demonstrate some oft he best websites and other tools to use when researching your family history. This session is suitable for the beginner researcher.
Interested in researching your family roots?This session will introduce you to Ancestry Library Edition and other library resources that will help you get started. This lecture is suitable for beginner and intermediate researchers.
Genetic genealogy is the use of DNA testing to study an individual’s origins and see if there are others out there related to you. Our speaker, Linda Reid of Toronto Branch OGS,will touch on the different types of genetic tests for family history and then delve into her experiences with the autosomal test, FamilyFinder from FamilyTreeDNA. Come learn more about how to add this type of research to your genealogical toolbox.
Researching your Irish Canadian ancestors can be a frustrating when the census and vital statistics records only provide Ireland as a place of birth. Professional Genealogist Ruth Blair will help you begin researching your Irish family history in Canada.
This lecture will show you what online resources are available to help you research your Irish family history. Professional Genealogist Ruth Blair will show you the available records relating to the Irish in Canada and Ireland and how to access repositories along with other sources that could help you with your research.