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TARTAN DAY ViC
APRIL 10, 2021
8:30am - 5:00pm (eastern)


Before retirement in 2012, George MacKenzie was head of National Records of Scotland. He was external examiner for archives at the University of Dundee until 2017 and currently represents ancestral tourism on the Scottish Clans and Families Forum. He is a Fellow of the International Council on Archives and President of the Scottish Record Society.

George will be giving a presentation on Managing Archives



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. 


 Dr Irene O'Brien, Senior Archivist with the Glasgow City Archives, will give a presentation on Merchant and Crafts Records. 

Tahitia is the course director of the Master’s Programme in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic studies at the University of Strathclyde. She holds an MLS from Syracuse University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies. She is currently a PhD candidate working on a study of Americans in Scotland, 1850-1900.

Tahitia will give a presentation on Methodolgy for Scottish Research

Michelle Leonard is a professional genealogist, DNA detective, speaker, author and historian.  She runs Genes & Genealogy and specialises in solving all manner of unknown ancestor mysteries using a combination of DNA and traditional research methods.  She is a regular speaker at major genealogy events and a co-author of "Tracing Your Ancestors Using DNA: A Guide For Family Historians" published June 2019.

Michelle will give a presentation on Using DNA for Your Scottish Genealogy Research

Nick Card has worked widely throughout Britain since graduating from Glasgow. Over the two decades he has directed and managed a wide range of projects for the Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology within the University of Highlands and Islands Institute of Archaeology that he assisted in establishing.

Since 2004 Nick has directed the Ness of Brodgar that has become internationally recognised, reported widely including the cover article in National Geographic,and the recipient of several awards, including recognition by the American Institute of Archaeology; the Current ArchaeologyResearch Project of the Year; and the international Andante Travel Archaeology Award.

Nick will be giving a LIVE presentation on the Ness of Brodgar Dig


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