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A practical approach to Scottish Research. Crossing the pond using both U.S. and Scotland Censuses, U.S. and U.K. Passenger Lists, U.S. Naturalization and both Statutory and Old Parochial Registers.
Scottish testaments, loosely called 'wills', can be disappointing for genealogists because they often contain very few names, and no details of land and property. This is a consequence of the Scottish system of inheritance up to 1868. However, such details are often discovered in retours of services of heirs (usually in Latin), sasines, and in trust dispositions and settlements. In this talk, Dr Bruce Durie conducts a guided tour around these document classes, with 'live' online searches. Dr Bruce Durie is Course Director, Genealogical Studies, at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, where he founded and runs the Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and Masters programme in Genealogical Studies. He is the author of a number of books, including Scottish Genealogy.
Learn how to access, use, and correctly interpret the information found in the christening, marriage, and burial registers of the established Church of Scotland. See examples of problems to watch for, clues given for further research, and what to do when your ancestor is not found.
Learn about the available databases and tips for finding Scottish ancestors on www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, the largest online source for Scotland family history research.