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Kilts & Clans: Researching Your Scottish Immigrant Sources & Methods
by Cynthia Guffey
Early Scottish immigrants were often motivated by poverty in the home country or land ownership in America. Some Scots came willingly, others came as indentured servants or expelled from the country as criminals. Most Scots were hardworking farmers and businessmen.
The program will discuss emigration periods from Scotland. We’ll look at the research steps to take once you discover a Scottish immigrant ancestor. The focus will be on pre-1841 Scottish emigrants. On-line records from free and subscription sites will be examined, including tips on how best to use Scotland’s People and FamilySearch. Various types of records including parish, christening, marriage, burial, military, and church minutes will be used to trace Scottish individuals. Sources for maps, photos, and Scottish surnames will be illustrated. By documenting the research, patterns can be found to help narrow your search and locate your Scottish family!
Access will be through GoToWebinar. Instructions and Connectivity Link will be forwarded via email to all registrants upon registration, six days prior and again 1 hour prior to the event. Making the connection is quick and easy only requiring a computer and Internet connectivity from wherever you chose to watch the event. Your questions help drive the meetings, and we will be there to help each other.