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Researching Scottish ancestors online

January 19 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

$25 – $40

Hands on (computers)
Want to know what records are online for Scottish research, such as old parish registers, census records, deeds, Kirk Sessions, tax and land details etc and how you can access them and whether they are freely available or not? 

Most people know about Scotlands People which is the major site to use when searching for Scottish ancestors.  It is a subscription site but unlike others offers credits so you pay only for the records you need.  You will find original records for census, civil registration, parish records and wills as well as other records. However, there are many other sites which also provide valuable information, many of them for free. For example, Scotlands Places is another site which provides access to place descriptions, tax rolls on horses, windows, watches etc as well as maps and associated images.

IMPORTANT: To take this course you will need to have your own personal account on Scotlands People but you do NOT have to buy credits unless you choose to do so on the day. You can be shown how to register for a Scotlands People account prior to the beginning of the course on the day, but you MUST have access to your email while at GSQ as an email will be sent to you with a clickable link which verifies your account and enables you to then log in.

Presenter: Cathie Sherwood

Passionate about history and addicted to family history, Cathie has been researching her Irish, English and Scottish ancestors for over forty-five years. Cathie is a member of the GSQ Management Committee and currently holds the roles of Education and Web Services Coordinator as well as working as a library assistant one day a week and presenting courses for GSQ. She has managed her own consultancy business and worked in universities for over twenty years, as a lecturer in information technology and education, retiring as an Associate Professor. Cathie has recently completed the Society of Australian Genealogists’ Certificate in Genealogical Research and will commence the Society’s Diploma in Family Historical Studies in 2019. In addition, she holds a Master’s degree in Education (by research), two graduate diplomas in information technology, a Bachelor of Arts and a 3 year Diploma in Teaching.


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January 19
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$25 – $40
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Genealogical Society of QLD
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