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FAMILY HISTORY CLASSES

1 - BEGINNER'S CLASS - Saturday 8 September 2018


Price: 10.00



The classes will be held at our Family History Centre at 15 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL. All courses are on Saturdays from 10am-12pm.

Beginners: This module is just what it says - for beginners. Ken Nisbet, who has many years of experience in researching family history, will take this class.
2 - PRE-1841 POPULATION LISTINGS - Saturday 6 October 2018


Price: 10.00



The classes will be held at our Family History Centre at 15 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL. All courses are on Saturdays from 10am-12pm.

Pre-1841 Population lists: Almost everyone believes 1841 was the year of the first UK census but that year was basically the first census where most of the records survived. Bruce Bishop has expanded and updated his previous talks on this subject and will show where to find pre-1841 lists, what they contain, and where to find them.
3 - OLD SCOTTISH HANDWRITING - Saturday 13 October 2018


Price: 10.00



The classes will be held at our Family History Centre at 15 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL. All courses are on Saturdays from 10am-12pm.

Old Scottish Handwriting: Just when you think it's great because you have researched your family back into the 17th and 18th Centuries, you suddenly find the writing on the OPRs changes and you can't read it! Kirsteen Mulhern from the Scottish Records Association will give a Beginners workshop on how to decipher it.
4 - RESEARCHING SOLDIERS OF THE GREAT WAR - Saturday 10 November 2018


Price: 10.00



The classes will be held at our Family History Centre at 15 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL. All courses are on Saturdays from 10am-12pm.

Researching Soldiers of the Great War: Ken Nisbet, our resident expert on all things military will take this class. Ken will give a more focused class on army records than in previous workshops.
5 - INTERMEDIATE IRISH RECORDS - Saturday 17 November 2018


Price: 10.00



The classes will be held at our Family History Centre at 15 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL. All courses are on Saturdays from 10am-12pm.

Intermediate Irish Records: Over the past couple of years, Jill Williams has given her popular session on Beginning Irish Genealogy. This class will direct participants further on from their initial research. It will include a closer look at church records and land records including Griffiths Valuation and cancelled land valuation records.
6 - BEGINNER'S CLASS IN ENGLISH GENEALOGY - Saturday 1 December 2018


Price: 10.00



The classes will be held at our Family History Centre at 15 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL. All courses are on Saturdays from 10am-12pm.

Beginner's class in English Genealogy: Many of our members have some English ancestry which, with the records not as readily available as the Scottish system, can be difficult to navigate. Ken Nisbet will give a workshop on where to begin.
7 - BEGINNER'S CLASS - Saturday 12 January 2019


Price: 10.00



The classes will be held at our Family History Centre at 15 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL. All courses are on Saturdays from 10am-12pm.

Beginners: This module is just what it says - for beginners. Ken Nisbet, who has many years of experience in researching family history, will take this class.
8 - RESEARCHING CONVICT & CRIMINAL ANCESTORS - Saturday 26 January 2019


Price: 10.00



The classes will be held at our Family History Centre at 15 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL. All courses are on Saturdays from 10am-12pm.

Researching Convict & Criminal Ancestors: Ken Nisbet will show where to find these records about ancestors who fell foul of the law and what information they contain.
9 - BEYOND THE OLD PARISH REGISTERS - Saturday 9 February 2019


Price: 10.00



The classes will be held at our Family History Centre at 15 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL. All courses are on Saturdays from 10am-12pm.

Beyond the Old Parish Registers: Bruce Bishop will talk about what records are available, what they contain and how they can assist your research. This module is about sourcing rare and unusual records, not just the usual OPRs on ScotlandsPeople, etc.
10 - HEALTH AND HISTORY - Saturday 2 March 2019


Price: 10.00



The classes will be held at our Family History Centre at 15 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL. All courses are on Saturdays from 10am-12pm.

Health and history: Using medical records in genealogical research. Health records can be another source to help further your research but they are not found on the usual websites. Louise Williams, Archivist, will show what these records contain and where to find them.
11 - IRISH RECORDS - Saturday 6 April 2019


Price: 10.00



The classes will be held at our Family History Centre at 15 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL. All courses are on Saturdays from 10am-12pm.

Irish Records: "Irish records? - they all went up in smoke . . . Or did they?" Jill Williams, FIGRS, will repeat her popular Beginners class on Irish family history.
12 - NAPOLEONIC & VICTORIAN SOLDIERS - Saturday 4 May 2019


Price: 10.00



The classes will be held at our Family History Centre at 15 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL. All courses are on Saturdays from 10am-12pm.

Napoleonic & Victorian Soldiers: Ken Nisbet will take this class on where to find the records for British soldiers of the 19th Century.
13 - KIRK SESSION RECORDS - Saturday 18 May 2019


Price: 10.00



The classes will be held at our Family History Centre at 15 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL. All courses are on Saturdays from 10am-12pm.

Kirk Session Records: These records are an invaluable part of researching Scottish family history. Held at the National Records of Scotland on Princes Street, Edinburgh, they very often contain information not found on the usual birth, marriage & death records. Bruce Bishop, who has many years' experience and a vast knowledge of family history, will show what they contain and how they can help with your research.


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