Graham and Emma Maxwell of Scottish Indexes (www.scottishindexes.com
) are hosting another free Scottish genealogy conference on Sunday 5 December 2021.
This is their 14th conference since the start of the pandemic and once again they have an exciting lineup of presenters and topics planned.
Michael Tobias, co-founder and Board Member of Jewish Records Indexing, will present ‘Tracing Jewish families in Scotland and Central/Eastern Europe’. This talk will cover a brief history of Scottish Jewry and how to trace your Scottish-Jewish branches. The ancestral origins of Scottish Jewry will be discussed and will include a brief overview of the resources available for tracing Jewish families in Central/Eastern Europe.
Genealogist and author Chris Paton will present 'Scottish Marriage: Instantly Buckled for Life'. Chris will look at the customs and laws around Scottish marriage and what we need to know when we are tracing our Scottish family history.
‘Ae Fond Kiss and then we sever’ will be presented by genealogist Kirsty Wilkinson. Kirsty will show us the many different types of records available in Scotland which may shed light on those marriages which were less than harmonious. These include divorce cases, legal separations, aliment cases, kirk session minutes, poor relief records and newspapers.
Genealogist Andrew Armstrong will present 'Tips for tracing your 18th century Scottish ancestors online'. Dr Irene O’Brien will represent Glasgow City Archives and Jennifer Jolly will share a case study. More details will be announced in early November.