Over the last decade I have given many talks to societies here in Scotland, Northern Ireland, and in England, as well as at international events in Australia, New Zealand, Portugal, the United States and Canada. These have included Who Do You Think You Are? Live in London and Glasgow, Genealogy in the Sunshine in the Algarve, various Unlock the Past tours across Australia, two BIFHSGO conferences in Ottowa, and the FGS Conference in Springfield, Illinois. In addition I have been a speaker on three genealogy themed cruises in Australia, New Zealand and in Europe, organised by Unlock the Past. 

I also regularly give many talks online to societies around the world using Zoom, Microsoft Teams and GoToWebinar. 


The following are some of the topics on which I can speak:

1) Scottish Kirk Session Records
2) Genealogy Without Borders
3) Irish Family History Resources Online
4) Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records
5) Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis
6) Discover Irish Land Records
7) A Beginner's Guide to British and Irish Genealogy
8) Discover Scottish Land Records
9) The Godly Commonwealth - Discover Scottish church records
10) Discover Scottish Family History
11) Instantly Buckled for Life - Scottish Marriage Records
12) Scottish Burgh and Trade Incorporation Records
13) A Decade of Remembrance: Researching Ireland 1912-1923
14) An Irish Farm History
15) British Civilian POWs in the First World War
16) Scottish Research Resources Before 1800
17) Understanding Scottish Inheritance Records
18) There's Been a Murder - The Mount Stewart Murder of 1866
19) Writing Family History Articles
20) Using the internet and PRONI for Northern Irish research
21) Tracing the Irish in Scotland
22) The Weavers of Perth
23) British and Irish Newspapers
24) British Censuses and Substitutes
25) Civil Registration in the British Isles
26) Sharing Your Family History Online
27) Finding Ancestors with Scottish Censuses
28) What is Ireland? Understanding the Lay of the Land
29) Discover Ireland's Vital Records
30) Researching Irish Occupations
31) Records of Daily Life in Ireland
32) Finding the Irish in British Records
33) Scottish Church and State Records

The following is a short extract from a talk that I gave about the murder of one of my ancestors on a genealogy cruise in 2011, which gives a flavour of what I do!

To enquire about my availability and rates, please contact me at


No comments:

Post a Comment