The Society, based in Edinburgh and founded in 1953, helps with research into Scottish family and local history.
Run by volunteers, we can advise you at all stages in your research. Members and visitors will always get a friendly welcome at the Library & Family History Centre
PROGRAMME OF CLASSES 2014 - 2015
These are all held on Saturdays from 10.00-12.00 in the Society Library. A brief out line appears below. For Full Details please click here.
||Military records: These are another invaluable source of information. Ken Nisbet will give a talk about military records – where to find them, how to interpret them, etc.
||Old Scottish Handwriting: Just when you think it’s great because you have researched your family back into the 17th and 18th centuries, you suddenly find the writing on the OPRs changes and you can’t read it! Peter Wadley and Jean Crawford of the National Records of Scotland will repeat the workshop they did last year on old Scottish handwriting and how to decipher it.
||Beginner's: This module is just what it says – for beginners. Ken Nisbet, who has many years of experience in researching family history, will take this class.
||Using Technology in Family History: Marie Dougan, a professional genealogist and technology expert will take a workshop on the use of technology – family history software, using digital photography, scanners, etc.
||Pre-1841 Censuses: Bruce Bishop will talk about where to find these rare records, what they contain and how they can assist your research.