My next Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the Old Parish Registers course
kicks off on May 3rd 2021 for a further five
week run. If you're looking for a way to learn a little bit more each
week about your favourite subject, why not sign up?!
Here's the description:
This is an intermediate level course in Scottish family history for those who are going back beyond 1850. You should have some experience with research in the Old Parochial Registers (OPRs) of the Church of Scotland and in using major websites for Scottish research. This course discusses sources that fill the gap when the OPRs are uninformative or missing; for example, records of parish and town administration, occupations, land transfer and taxation. Using these records involves several different locations. You will learn how to check online finding aids and how to find the most effective way to obtain records that may be available online or offline. This is the second course on Scottish research. If you have not taken Scottish Research Online please check its description.
* Kirk Sessions records and parish poor
* Burgh records and town poor
* Occupations, taxation and early lists
* Land transfer and the value of sasines
* Land, inheritance and estates
Each lesson includes exercises and activities; a minimum of 1 one-hour chat session per week. (See How the Courses Work at https://www.pharostutors.com/howcourseswork.php.)
STUDENTS SAID: "well structured chats with opportunities for questions as well"
Relevant Countries: Scotland
Course Length: 5 Weeks
Start Date: 4 May 2020
The following video also gives a bit more of a flavour about what to expect:
(Available also at https://youtu.be/1vX6GZtwZJ0)
For further details, and to sign up, please visit https://www.pharostutors.com/details.php?coursenumber=302.
Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the Old Parish Registers has been designed as a follow on course from the Scottish Research Online course, although it can certainly be signed up for if you already have the same level of knowledge as given from the earlier course.
I'll hopefully see you there!
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