2019 PRESENTERS AND TOPICS

Kevin James is a professor of history with the Scottish Studies Program at the University of Guelph. Kevin is a dynamic and engaging speaker. Kevin's presentation The Highlander and the Lad o' Pairts: Patterns of Scottish Migration to Canada will  give us a wonderful perspective into the mindset of the Scottish emigrant. 

National Library of Scotland Enquiries Assistant, Elaine Brown will provide an overview of the resources available at the NLS to enhance the stories of our Scottish ancestors in her presentation Family History Resources Available at the NLS

Emma and her husband Graham run the Scottish Indexes website and are working diligently to index a number of record sets available in the National Records of Scotland. Emma will be speaking about some of these records as she shares with us the genealogical information available in her presentation Using Sheriff Court Records for Genealogy Research

Genealogy educator Christine Woodcock will provide ideas for moving your genealogy research forward in her presentation Online Resources for Scottish Genealogy

Margaret Fox is a retired archivist. In her role as an archivist with the National Records of Scotland, Margaret worked intimately with High Court Records and will be sharing her knowledge with us about the genealogical gems that these records provide for the family historian in her presentation Genealogy in the High Court of Justiciary

Irene O'Brien is the Senior Archivist at the Glasgow City Archives in the Mitchell Library. Irene will be sharing the incredibly rich genealogy and social history contained within Poor Law Records. Glasgow's Poor Law records are some of the finest in the country. Irene's presentation is Genealogy Gems in Scottish Poor Law Records

LivingDNA Co-Founder, David Nicholson will be presenting An Introduction to LivingDNA and helping us to understand how LivingDNA can enhance our Scottish genealogy research. 


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ALL PRESENTATIONS AND HANDOUTS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING UNTIL MIDNiGHT JANUARY 31st (eastern) to accommodate attendees who have time zone challenges.