Monday, 9 November 2020

North Irish Roots - focus on Scotland

The latest edition of the North of Ireland Family History Society's journal, North Irish Roots (Vol. 31 No.2), has a particular focus on Scotland.

There are articles by Iain Ferguson on using ScotlandsPeople (, from Jocelyn Grant on using the National Records of Scotland (, from Emma Maxwell on the Scottish Indexes website (, from Irene O'Brien on Glasgow's poor law records (, and from yours truly on working as a genealogist in Scotland, and the differences in carrying out research here from a Northern Irish perspective. NIFHS member Linde Munney also has an interesting article on whether Scotland has forgotten about its diaspora in Ulster, and questions why that may be the case, and there are a fair few articles also about Northern Ireland and Ireland!

For more on the journal, and to join the society, visit

And for members of the Larne branch, I look forward to speaking to you on Monday 16th November about Tracing the Irish in Scotland!

(With thanks to Audrey McKeown)


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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