PROGRAMME OF CLASSES 2016 - 2017

The Society has put together a programme of workshops to assist members / non-members to delve deeper into their Scottish family history. Apart from the Beginners class, these modules go beyond the usual birth, marriage and death information. These classes will be held on Saturdays between 10.0-12.00 at our Family History Centre at 15 Victoria Terrace and will cost £10 each.
To book any of the classes, please phone 0131 220 3677 or email scotsgenpublicity@scotsgenealogy.com or simply call in at our Family History Centre at 15 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL, in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. Please note the Library is shut on Fridays and Sunday so late email or phone bookings on these days will not be answered.
We would ask, however, that if you book a class and then find that you cannot make the date, that you let us know as soon as possible as we often have a waiting list of people wishing to attend the course.

The schedule is as follows (all dates are Saturdays from 10.00-12.00)

2016

17 September 2016
Beginner's: This module is just what it says - for beginners. Ken Nisbet, who has many years experience in researching family history will take this class.

15 October 2016
Pre-1841 Population lists: Bruce Bishop has expanded and updated his previous talks on this subject and will show where to find them and what they contain.

12 November 2016
WWI: Ken Nisbet, our resident expert on all things military, will take this class. Ken will show what resources are available both online and offline to begin and to further your research. This will course will focus more on Army records than previously.

3 December 2016
Health and history: Using medical records in genealogical research. Health records can be another source of information to help further your family’s history but they are not found on the usual websites, etc. Louise Williams, Archivist will show what these records contain and where to find them.

2017

9 January 2017
Beginner's: This module is just what it says - for beginners. Ken Nisbet, who has many years experience in researching family history will take this class.

11 February 2017
Old Parish Registers: Bruce Bishop will talk about what they contain and how these records can assist your research. This class is about sourcing the rare and unusual records that most people don’t know about – not just the usual OPRs on Scotlandspeople etc.

 4 March 2017
Catholic Church Records: Andrew Nicol, late of ScotlandsPlaces and an expert on Catholic Archives will show where these records can be accessed and what they contain.

1 April 2017
Irish Records: an introductory class “Irish records? - They all went up in smoke . . . or did they?” This workshop will be given by Jill Williams, FIGRS, who has many years’ experience researching Irish family history.

20 May 2017
Kirk Session Records: These records are an invaluable part of researching family history. Held at the National Records of Scotland on Princes Street, they very often contain information not usually found in the usual birth, marriage and death records. Bruce Bishop, who has many years’ experience and a vast knowledge of family history, will show what they contain and how they can help with your research.