Presentations & Talks
Is your family history society or heritage group looking for a speaker on genealogical subjects? I love sharing what I’ve learned with like-minded family history enthusiasts. In the last few years I’ve given presentations at events such as Family Tree Live, The Genealogy Show, and FamilyRoots, and this year (2021) I’m scheduled to speak at the conferences of Scottish Indexes and the Virtual Genealogical Assocation, as well as to the Glasgow & West of Scotland Family History Society.
You can view my two recent presentations for RootsTech Connect on YouTube:
Getting the Most Out of Scottish Vital Records on ScotlandsPeople
The Riches of the Scottish Kirk Session Records
I speak to groups (online and in person) on a wide range of topics, covering many aspects of Scottish family history research, including church, census, and poor law records. If you have a specific topic in mind, do contact me to discuss your group’s particular interests and needs. I’m happy to talk to genealogists of all levels of experience (or none), and have developed a special presentation aimed at those who are starting their family tree from scratch.
Please contact me with your speaking enquiry using the website form.
Some of the presentations I offer are
- ‘Sailing to Philadelphia’: Tracing Your British Emigrant Ancestors
- Using ScotlandsPeople
- Getting More Out of FamilySearch.org
- Killing Off Your Ancestors
- A Grand (Virtual) Tour of Scotland’s Archives
- ‘There Shall Be A Record Kept’: Finding Scottish Ancestors Before 1855
- Family History For Free: Tips for Genealogy on a Budget
- Build Your Own Family Tree: Start With What You’ve Got at Home