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Scottish Ancestry and Family History for Beginners - Block 2 of 2

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Learn how to trace your Scottish Ancestry and family history and tree with a focus on places, migration, family secrets and occupations.

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About the Class

This Scottish Ancestry and Family History class series will be held weekly for 4 weeks, from Wednesday 21st April between 2pm and 3.30pm. The class encourages you to look deeper into your family tree and its members.

During this 4 week block we will cover;

Week 1: Places

  • Maps and Gaelic names
  • Parishes and counties
  • Churches and graveyards - memorial inscriptions

Week 2: Migration and related records

  • Emigration
  • Immigration

Week 3: Family secrets and myths

  • Illegitimacy and adoption
  • Poverty and lunacy
  • Bigamy and divorce

Week 4: Occupations, trades and crafts

  • Unlocking more information

This is block 2 of 2. The first block focuses on different areas, see our Eventbrite profile for more information.

About the Tutor

Christina’s great great great grandfather was evicted in the 1790s to the clearance township of Badbea in Caithness. A visit to this poignant site as a teenager sparked an intense interest in her Sutherland forebears and started a lifelong obsession with unearthing more.

She has been using the internet to develop her wide-spreading family tree for more than twenty years. As well as digging up her Highland roots she has also traced her Portuguese Jewish ancestry back to the Spanish Inquisition. She has found one ancestor who signed the white five pound notes on behalf of the Bank of England. Another revelation was that her great grandfather from Helmsdale was not only highly skilled in his profession as a bootmaker, but was also in demand for undertaking minor surgery.

Christina has vast experience of tracing many people’s family trees, and is particularly keen to untangle the inter-related genealogy of one Highland parish. She is keen to stress that this is all possible on a shoestring budget.

Using Zoom

The link to join will be emailed to you around 24 hours before it is due to start. If you've never used Zoom before there is a great video below which talks you through using Zoom;

How to Join a Zoom Meeting

Data Disclaimer

Lairg & District Learning Centre will hold your details on our student data base. If you do not wish your details to be held please let us know by emailing manager@lairglearningcentre.org.uk. Your data will be passed on to the class tutor - your name, email address and if you have completed any disclaimers or sign up forms this information is passed to the class tutor. This is a requirement to participate in the class so please do not sign up if you are not happy for this to happen.

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