Thursday, 19 November 2020

Scottish Indexes announces speakers and talks for Dec 6th conference

Scottish Indexes ( has announced the speakers and topics for its forthcomign conference on December 6th:

Here are the presentations we are looking forward to on Sunday 6 December 2020:

  • ‘The Highlands: Jacobites, Clearances and Emigration’, by Lorna Steele, Community Engagement Officer at the Highland Archive Centre.
  • 'Understanding Scottish Inheritance Records' by Chris Paton, genealogist at and author of ‘Tracing Your Scottish Ancestry through Church and State Records’, available here.
  • 'Researching Scottish Ancestors from a Distance', by B.J. Jamieson, genealogy reference specialist at Maine State Library.
  • 'Using FindMyPast to go Beyond Basic Birth, Marriage & Death Records', by Myko Clelland, genealogist at FindMyPast.
  • ‘Your Burning DNA Questions’, by Michelle Leonard of Genes & Genealogy, co-author of ‘Tracing Your Ancestors Using DNA: A Guide for Family Historians’, available here.
  • 'Borders Family History Society', an interview with Elma Fleming, chair of Borders Family Society.
  • 'Orkney Family History Society', by Jackie Harrison of Orkney Family Society.
  • ‘Using Kirk Session Records’ by Emma Maxwell, Genealogist at Scottish Indexes.
  • Genealogy Q&A, hosted by Graham and Emma Maxwell
  • The schedule itself will be annlounced shortly at

    Once again it should be fun!


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