Lectures are available to cover the following subjects
- Introduction to Scotland, Scottish History, Geography and Genealogical Records.
- Scottish Statutory Birth Marriage and Death Records – summary (1 lecture).
- Scottish Statutory Birth Marriage and Death Records, - with details (2 lectures).
- Censuses in Scotland 1801 – 1901.
- Old Parochial Registers and Non-Established Church Records.
- Testamentary (wills) and Property Records.
- Electronic and Web Access to Scottish Genealogical Records (either 1, 2 or 3 lectures in total depending on requirements).
- General Scottish Archive Records: incl. Monumental Inscriptions, Directories, Newspapers, Local Archives, etc., etc.
- Emigration Records; Bridging the Gap to a Scottish Ancestor; and Searching for Present Day Relations in Scotland.
- Scottish Poor Relief Records
- Occupational Sources in Scotland
- Scottish Military Records
- ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk Web Site
- ScotlandsPeople Web Site - A Case Study
- Scottish Statutory Death Certificates - An Underused Source
- Occupational Sources for Genealogists in Scotland
- Wildcards in Genealogical Research
- Where Is It ?
- Scottish Surnames and Given Names
- Why Can't I find That Record ?
- Scottish Newspapers as a Genealogical Research
For further details see below.
Other lectures can be put together on a “mix and match” basis”, or can be specially formulated according to specific requirements.
In addition, an on-line demonstration session to scotlandspeople (the successor site to Scots Origins) is available. Depending on the number participating and the number of
queries, this can take up to 3 hours.
Terms and Conditions
These vary according to the location and other engagements on the same trip in the locality or the country involved.
For further details for your requirements, please e-mail David Webster on firstname.lastname@example.org
The organisers must supply at no cost a computer projector suitable for linking up to my modern laptop, as my format for presentations is Microsoft PowerPoint. If a white wall is
available in the lecture room, that will normally suffice, otherwise a large screen is required.
For the seminar involving the on-line session to Scottish Origins, the organisers must supply at no cost a telephone line connection for the duration of the seminar.
Detailed Lecture Contents