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The Scottish - hints on how to find information

Event Information

  • 24 Aug 2011 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Genealogical Society of the Northern Territory, 1st floor, 25 Cavenagh Street
  • Darwin
  • Northern Territory
Other Information

Outline of information covered in this presentation by Flora Love:

  • Scottish history as it applies to finding ancestors
  • The impact of Scottish clearances – why families moved
  • The Irish coming to Scotland
  • Families leaving Scotland for other parts of the UK or trying their luck overseas
  • Scottish naming patterns of children and families
  • Using Scotland’s People Database (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk) Births, Deaths, Marriages, OPR Births and Baptisms, using the Census records, Wills and Testaments in Scotland.