Monday, 6 May 2013

Mid-level online Scottish genealogy course starts next week

My next Scottish based 5 week long online genealogy course, Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the Old Parish Registers, starts next week on May 15th, with a few spaces still left. The course is at intermediate level, and deals with many concepts not found in English, Welsh or Irish research, such as Scottish feudalism (abolished 2004), Scottish inheritance (confirmation process, not probate), the various splits in the church (and how you won't find many denominations' records on ScotlandsPeople), and considerably more.

The course involves a lesson posted out once a week, some exercises to work through, and a weekly online based chat in a dedicated chatroom
- as well as a discussion forum that will run throughout the course duration. It's packed with detailed information, and packed with tips to see you through.

If you've had a go and got so far, this course will take you to the next level of skill required to unlock a whole new range of records you may not be familiar with, some of them not available online (but I'll show you how to find them!) - and if your expertise is in genealogy from elsewhere in the British Isles, this acts as a useful conversion course, describing many of the key differences in law and documentation generated under Scots Law, as opposed to English Law, with which there are many, many differences.

For further details and to sign up, visit - hopefully see you there!


My new book, Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet, is now available from Pen and Sword. My next Pharos Scottish course, Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the Old Parish Registers, starts May 15th - see Time to smash a few brick walls...!

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