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Here are some handy guides and useful websites to help your Scottish family history research.

Handy Guides

Download one of the handy free guides to help you grow your family tree:

Family Tree Packages

Starting Your Scottish Family Tree

7 helpful tips to get you started with your family research

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A Guide To The ScotlandsPeople Centre

Learn how to use the official government source of genealogical data for Scotland

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Useful Websites

These are some of the useful websites that I use when I am researching Scottish family history:

Here is a handy guide on useful websites to help you research your Scottish ancestry.

Upcoming Family History Virtual Events

Scottish Indexes XII Conference

4 September: free (donations accepted)

Margaret Fox, formerly an archivist at the National Records of Scotland, will look at kirk sessions records and cases that made their way up to the Synod.

Other speakers will include Genealogist Michelle Leonard who will talk about DNA Painter; Myko Clelland from Findmypast as well as Tessa Spencer from the National Records of Scotland. 

Further details will be announced on the website before the 4th of September.

Click here for more information.

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NIFHS DNA Summer School 2021

6 – 10 September: £10 per class or £80 for 10 classes.

The focus of this online summer school is to enhance knowledge of DNA research and to make the whole subject more understandable.

All four types of DNA will be covered (X, Y, Mitochondrial and Autosomal) and classes will provide practical advice to enable concepts to be understood and new skills to be learned.

There will be a focus on making progress on DNA research within Ireland. However these classes are suitable for anyone irrespective of where their family originated.

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Muchty Heritage – about Auchtermuchty Village

14 September: free

The online talk will be about the Whites of Auchtermuchty, a company with over 300 years of history with the village.

Click here for more information via their Facebook page.

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British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa Virtual Conference

19 – 26 September: $45 (Canadian Dollars)

The virtual conference is called Irish Lines and Female Finds. Irish records, female ancestors and genetic genealogy will be explored.  There will be 15 online sessions (with Q&A) with 14  distinguished international speakers.

Click here for more information.

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The Family History Show

25 September 10am until 430pm: £6

From ‘Ask the Experts’ to local archival societies, there will also be a host of presentations accessible via Zoom.

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FHS Really Useful Family History Show

12 & 13 November: £10

A variety of online family history presentations – one or more talks will be useful for your research.

Click here for more information.

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