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FAMILY HISTORY CLASSES

1 - BEGINNER'S CLASS - Saturday 7 September 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. (The course fee is non-refundable.)

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 - OLD SCOTTISH HANDWRITING - Saturday 5 October 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. (The course fee is non-refundable.)

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! Robert Urquhart from the Scottish Records Association will give a Beginners workshop on how to decipher it.
3 - RESEARCHING SOLDIERS OF THE GREAT WAR - Saturday 9 November 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. (The course fee is non-refundable.)

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.
4 - IRISH RECORDS - Saturday 23 November 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. (The course fee is non-refundable.)

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.
5 - DNA - Saturday 30 November 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. (The course fee is non-refundable.)

DNA: Have you had it done and still don't understand? Michelle Leonard, professional genealogist and DNA detective, will take this workshop to help explain what it's all about.
6 - BEGINNER'S CLASS IN ENGLISH GENEALOGY - Saturday 7 December 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. (The course fee is non-refundable.)

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 11 January 2020


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. (The course fee is non-refundable.)

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 25 January 2020


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. (The course fee is non-refundable.)

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 - INTERMEDIATE IRISH RECORDS - Saturday 8 February 2020


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. (The course fee is non-refundable.)

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.
10 - HEALTH RECORDS: An exercise in frustration? The truth about using health records for genealogy - Saturday 7 March 2020


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. (The course fee is non-refundable.)

This workshop tackles a few popular myths about using health records in genealogy, looking at some particular examples and letting you know about records that health archives hold, why some material is confidential, and avenues open to researchers. Louise Williams, Archivist, will take this class.
11 - ADVANCED CLASS ON IRISH RECORDS - Saturday 4 April 2020


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. An exercise in frustration? The truth about using health records for genealogy. (The course fee is non-refundable.)

Jill Williams has a new class which will take participants deeper in their quest.
12 - NAPOLEONIC & VICTORIAN SOLDIERS - Saturday 2 May 2020


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. (The course fee is non-refundable.)

Napoleonic & Victorian Soldiers: Ken Nisbet will take this class on where to find the records for British soldiers of the 19th Century.
13 - BEYOND THE OLD PARISH REGISTERS - Saturday 16 February 2020


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. (The course fee is non-refundable.)

Beyond the Old Parish Registers: Bruce Bishop who has a vast knowledge of family history, will show where to find information not found on the usual birth, marriage and death records, and help source rare pre-1841 censuses etc.


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