Courses coming in July

We have some great courses coming up in July:

Employment Records

Tutor: Alec Tritton
Start date: 2nd July 2020
Course length: 5 weeks

COURSE FULL but booking now for January 2021

Scotland 1750-1850 – Beyond the Old Parish Registers

Tutor: Chris Paton
Start date: 6th July 2020
Course length: 5 weeks

An intermediate level course in Scottish family history for those who are going back beyond 1850, this course discusses sources that fill the gap when the OPRs are uninformative or missing; for example, records of parish and town administration, occupations, land transfer and taxation.

Before the Modern Census – Name-rich sources from 1690 to 1837

Tutor: Else Churchill
Start date: 28th July 2020
Course length: 4 weeks

What do you do when the nominal census records that you have used so much are no longer there, when you cannot obtain names, ages, birthplaces and the household address of a family? And how do you supplement the deficiencies of parish registers?

Your attention should turn to a variety of lists which at least reveal where someone lived at a particular time. Though this seems scant information, such facts can be vitally important especially in those years when children were not born and christened.

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