Genealogist Emma Maxwell, co-founder of Scottishindexes, will present a beginner's guide to the Court of Session Records and she will show you how using these records can add to the story and social history of your Scottish ancestor
Former NRS archivist Margaret Fox will present on the wealth of genealogical information that can be gleaned from Registers of Deeds allowing you to better understand the lives of your Scottish ancestors.
Archivist Alison Diamond, the archivist for the Duke of Argyll, will provide an overview of the records available in the Argyll papers collection to assist you in researching your Scottish ancestors from the Argyll estate and lands owned by the Dukes through time.
Dr Irene O'Brien, Senior Archivist with the Glasgow City Archives, will give a presentation on Merchant and Crafts Records.
Donna Moore has a Masters Degree in Community Learning and Development, a Masters in Gender Studies and is currently undertaking a PhD in creative writing. She facilitates creative writing workshops and GWL’s Drama Queens and loves women’s history, particularly the history of women’s suffrage. Donna will give a presentation on the Women's Suffrage Movement in Scotland and how these times might have impacted our ancestors.
Dr. S. Karly Kehoe is the Canada Research Chair in Atlantic Canada Communities. Her primary research areas are religion, migration, and minority identities in the British Atlantic, but she is also interested in sustainable development and rural change in Nova Scotia and the Scottish Highlands. She co-edits the Histories of the Scottish North Atlantic book series with Edinburgh University Press and is the board chairperson of the Gorsebrook Research Institute for Atlantic Canada Studies. Dr Kehoe will give a presentation on the Highland Scots in Nova Scotia.
Other presenters have been contacted but contact was lost due to the lockdown worldwide in response to CoVid-19. Once things re-open and confirmation has been received, these presenters and their topics will be added to the website. As in the past, we aim for 7-8 presentations throughout the day.
A full day of presentations for just $99 cad.
Registration opens October 1, 2020.
Registration allows access to all presentations and handouts for six weeks.