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ScotlandsPeople: How to make the most of this wonderful site
February 29 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$25 – $40
ScotlandsPeople is the Official Site for the Statutory Registers of Births, Deaths and Marriages from 1855 – to Present day: the Church Registers – Old Parish Registers, the oldest being found in Perthshire in 1553; the Roman Catholic Parish Registers; The Census Returns of 1841 – 1911, Valuation Rolls, Legal Records which not only cover Wills and Testaments, but Military Service Appeals Tribunal Records and Coats of Arms. Maps and Plans which come from a large variety of places – Government Records, Court Papers, Church Records, Private Family collections, Records of Businesses and Industries; and they also have an Image Library of Archived photographs and illustrations.
Learn how to make the most of your searches using Name Variants, Wildcards, Fuzzy Matching etc to help find the exact record you are looking for quickly and easily. Also a Quick visit the “ScotlandsPlaces” site to help with finding other valuable records in which you might find your Scottish Ancestor.(Limited to 14 participants
Pre-Requisite: You will need to establish an Account with “ScotlandsPeople” – it is Free to set up, requiring your email address and a Password. You can purchase credits if you wish but for this Workshop you will not need to use them.
Presenter: Ailsa Corlett
Ailsa has been researching her family history in excess of 30 years. Her ancestry is mostly New Zealand and Scottish. In the 1980s she presented the “Family History Research” program broadcast live on Tuesday evenings on Radio 4RPH (Volunteers Brisbane Radio Station for the Print Handicapped).Since retirement Ailsa has resumed her love for family history and likes to assist where possible at GSQ. She is very much involved with the DNA Special Interest Group, is convenor of the TAG Team and is a Research Assistant each Thursday.