Special Genealogy Group Seminar

  • The Scottish Home 2800 Desplaines Avenue North Riverside, IL, 60546 United States

You won't want to miss the upcoming double session seminar on October 29, to be held in the Scottish Home Heritage Hall beginning at 10:00 a.m.

RSVP is necessary.
Please contact either:
Jackie Torrance (708) 354.2941 or jackie329@juno.com
Bess Schulmeister (815) 886.1293 or ems1105@yahoo.com
Early Bird Special: respond by October 8, 2016 and the cost is $8.00
General Pricing: $10.00
Walk-ins cannot be guaranteed a lunch.

Maureen Brady, a notable genealogist, will be making two separate presentations, with luncheon provided in between. Maureen's first topic is the history and geography of Scotland from 1600 as they pertain to BMDs (births, marriages, deaths) all over Scotland. This presentation will serve to explain why the church records differ in quality from parish to parish and may be found more or less complete in the context of historical events. More importantly, Maureen will direct the audience in how to access key records.

We will then have a lunch break, with lunch provided, and re-gather for the second session which is about navigating around the Scotland's People website and what it has to offer the researcher.

Part two of her October 29 presentation will center around the Scotland's People website (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk), and how best to navigate the site. The site has expanded its database over the years and contains census records, wills, birth certificates, death certificates, military records, coats or arms, and much more. Tenant farmer rent rolls, Sheriff's court records, debtor records, covenant records, valuation records, deportation lists, various indices, and other sources are all important sources of genealogy information and data.