Thursday, 8 October 2020

Genealogy talks I will be giving online this month

I'm giving a few talks online this month, so a quick summary of what I'll be covering, where and when!

Saturday 10th October 2020
Scottish Marriage: Instantly Buckled for Life
I'll be giving this talk freely as part of the sixth Scottish Indexes conference, details of which are available at I'll be giving the talk twice, at 9am and 5pm UK time, and will chip in to the Q&A sessions during the day.

Monday 12th October 2020
1. Church and State: Ireland's vital records
2. Irish land records
3. Daily life in Ireland
4. The Decade of Centenaries

These four ninety minute long sessions, with accompanying Q&A sessions, form the first day of the three day Virtual British Institute from the ISBFHG. To register, visit

Saturday 17th October 2020
Discover Scottish Family History
This free talk will be given to Devon Family History Society. To register, visit

Saturday 24th October 2020
Northern Ireland archives: PRONI and online collections
This is part of the Genealogical Society of Queensland's Annual Seminar on Irish Ancestry, and I'll be contributing to a Q&A session alongside John Grenham also. For further details visit

Tuesday 27th October 2020
Tracing the Irish in Scotland
This session is being hosted by the Belfast branch of the North of Ireland Family History Society. Further details at


My next 5 week Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the Old Parish Registers course starts November 2nd - see My book Tracing Your Scottish Family History on the Internet, at is now out, also available are Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet (2nd ed) at and Tracing Your Scottish Ancestry Through Church and State Records at Further news published daily on The Scottish GENES Facebook page, and on Twitter @genesblog.

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