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Part Number: W9SCTGEN12_

Price: $9.95
Many people overseas of Scots origin have a family story that involves a narrative of victimhood – “We were cleared off our land”’ “We were persecuted for our religion”; “We were transported as convicts and/or indentured servants”. But what was the reality? The vast majority of Scots were economic migrants who chose to leave. And most of them came, not from the Scottish Highlands and Islands or the Borders, but the Lowlands between. This was where the majority of Scots lived- speaking Scots rather than Gaelic – and which suffered greater depredations over a longer period than the Highlands. Who were these people – the destitute and distressed, or the educated and able? Where did they go, and why? What were the “Push” and “Pull” factors involved? What welcome did they receive? And why is it historically and culturally mistaken to call anyone “Scots-Irish”?

1 hour and 5 minutes, plus 10 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9SCTGEN11_

Price: $9.95
There are many myths, stories and pitfalls in Scottish Genealogy, and quite a few of them revolve around the distinctions between Clans and Families and the nonsense surrounding so-called Septs and Tartans. So what should you wear – indeed, what MAY you wear – at your next Scottish Games and Gathering?

60 minutes, plus 10 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9SCOTGEN7_

Price: $9.95
ScotlandsPlaces sounds like it is only about geography, right? In fact there is a great deal of information about people in this large, comprehensive and completely free-to-use resource. Tax and Land Records, Ordnance Survey Name Books, Reports, Publications and Burgh Records, Archaeological Records, Maps, Surveys, Plans, Drawings and Photographs and more.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on June 7, 2019. 1 hour 12 minutes, plus 10 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9SCTGEN10_

Price: $9.95
Almost every document ever produced in Scotland has been catalogued, if it has survived. Many of them are of genealogical significance. Here is how to find them, using the free resources of the National Records of Scotland (the equivalent of America’s NARA) and others.
 
24 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts, including exercises. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9SCOTGEN9_

Price: $9.95
Despite what you will see on the internet, there is NO SUCH THING as a Family Coat of Arms in Scotland, and nor is it called a Family Crest. There is only one way to get Arms in Scotland, and it is controlled by Scots Law dating back to the 1500s but still operated by the Lord Lyon King of Arms. So… How does Heraldry work? All those strange words – Sable, on a chevron Or betwixt three cross crosslets fitchée Argent as many roses Proper and a chief of the second – what do they mean? And can an American citizen get a legal Coat of Arms in Scotland? How’s your chance to find out!
 
55 minutes, plus 14 pages of handouts, including exercises. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9SCOTGEN8_

Price: $9.95
So you spend three bawbees on a chopin of ale and two ells of lawn on Michaelmas Day 1640. How much was that, what did you get for it, what was it worth in Sterling equivalent and when exactly did this take place? What date, exactly, was IV Kalends Februarii MDCVIII in Scotland and in England? And why do the Scots celebrate Hogmanay (New Year) more than Christmas? The answers are not obvious!
 
58 minutes, plus 13 pages of handouts, including exercises. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9SCOTGEN1_

Price: $9.95
Finding your Scottish ancestors is impossible without the vast and essential resources of ScotlandsPeople, ScotlandsPlaces and the National Library of Scotland. This introductory session will show participants how to register for and access these resources, and exactly what is and is not free to search and/or download. This class, an essential prerequisite for the others following, provides the foundation for this exclusive 12-part series of Scottish genealogy taught by one of Scotland's top genealogists, Dr. Bruce Durie.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on May 3, 2019. 1 hour 31 minutes, plus 12 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9SCOTGEN2_

Price: $9.95
History, Anthropology, DNA The Scots are not a unitary people. The original Picts were joined by major incoming groups – other Britons, Gaels from Ireland, Berenician Angles, Norse (often called “Vikings”). These have left their traces in DNA, placenames and surnames, and modern Scots and their cousins elsewhere can often trace their origins to specific localities. Incidentally, the Picts, Britons and Gaels (along with Wlesh, Bretons, Cornich etc.) are NOT Celts – that is a 300-year-old mistake.
 
39 minutes, plus 8 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9SCOTGEN3_

Price: $9.95
We have genealogically-useful census records for every 10 years from 1841 to 1911 (1921 coming in early 2022 and there are some Census Substitutes for the period before, and the intervening years, including Valuation Rolls. These are available – indexes and actual documents - using ScotlandsPeople.
 
44 minutes, plus 14 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9SCOTGEN4_

Price: $9.95
Records of the three main sacraments - Baptism, Proclamation of Marriage and Burial – were the province of the Church until 1854. But which Church? What information do the records contain? And how can they be found? Indexes and actual documents are available at ScotlandsPeople. Kirk Session records are also available – digitised but not online (yet!). Also, a Scottish marriage may not be what it seems…
 
1 hour and 11 minutes, plus 20 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9SCOTGEN5_

Price: $9.95
The Victorians – God bless them! - took the responsibility for recording Births, Marriages and Deaths away from the Churches and made it a State responsibility. The result is a wonderful resource, fully accessible at ScotlandsPeople – although there are some restrictions on seeing more recent documents online for reasons of Privacy…but there are ways around that!)
 
47 minutes, plus 5 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W9SCOTGEN6_

Price: $9.95
Scotland has Wills and Testaments – which are not the same thing, although some Testaments may contains Wills. And there is no Probate – Scotland has a system of Confirmation instead. Also, do not look for land, houses or other “real” property in Wills before the 1860s. Land and property inheritance was by a separate system. This Class will use ScotlandsPeople and other resources, and will follow on to the next Class.
 
1 hour and 35 minutes, plus 14 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: W8WORKHOUS_

Price: $9.95
The workhouse, detested and feared, evoked shame in those individuals who were forced to enter its walls. The workhouse is deeply embedded in folk memory; children were often warned by their parents that if they misbehaved they would be put into the workhouse. Kirsty Gray peers behind the closed doors of the workhouse, exploring the various records available for unearthing ancestors in theworkhouse, and explains what life was like for its poor inmates.

59 minutes, plus 2 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: WXSCOTIRSH_

Price: $9.95
Many Americans can trace their ancestry back to the British Isles. Some have even heard that their background was “Scotch-Irish”. We will focus on who these people were and where they came from in the British Isles.
 
This class was presented to a live webinar (online seminar) audience on February 10, 2016. 1 hour 19 minutes, plus 5 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
Part Number: WXIRE_SCOT_

Price: $9.95
Brenda Collins in her book, The Origins of Irish Immigration to Scotland in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, claims that over 300,000 people from Ireland went to Scotland between 1790 and 1850. Another million fled Ireland and settled in Scotland and England during the second half of the 19th century. The new poor law records of Scotland contain incredible genealogical information about the people who ended up in this welfare system. This webinar will review the records one can find.
Part Number: WXINHERSCT_

Price: $9.95
This webinar will cover inheritance in Scotland and will explore wills, testaments and land records which are all useful in providing further evidence and documentation for your Scottish ancestors.
Part Number: WXSCOTTISH_

Price: $9.95
Scotland has a wealth of records available to assist you in researching your Scottish ancestry. Scottish statutory records of births, marriages and deaths began in 1855 and are available online together with census returns from 1841 - 1911. Other online records include Old Parish Records of baptisms, marriages and burials, records from Catholic archives and Scottish wills and testaments. Join our webinar to find out about these records and strategies to help you use these and other useful sources effectively in your research.