Second Saturday: Scottish Genealogy with Bob McLaren 10:30 am
Second Saturday: Scottish Genealogy with Bob McLaren @ Kentucky Historical Society
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 1:15 pm
The Kentucky Genealogical Society joins the Kentucky Historical Society in hosting a series of free genealogy workshops each month at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. This month, KGS & KHS welcomes Bob McLaren as he covers Scottish Genealogy! Session 1: An Introduction to Scottish Genealogy Research via the Internet – This talk gives an introduction to Scottish research. Topics include finding aids, major databases and lesser known databases. Session 2: Using ScotlandsPeople – If you are doing Scottish research, you will need to use ScotlandsPeople. This talk provides an in-depth description on how to use this website, giving details on what is available on the website. Examples are given showing how to do searches with examples of records found. Encore Session (If you would like to stay for an extra hour until 2:30): Case Studies in Scottish Research – This talk provides two case studies. One confirms the birth date and parents of William McLaren; the other answers the question whether a McBride family is Irish or Scots. About the Speaker: Bob McLaren has been doing genealogical research for over 30 years. He is the Chairman of the Genealogy Committee for the Clan MacLaren Society of North America. In 2008, the Clan MacLaren Society (based in Scotland) asked him to be their Genealogist and he accepted. He is also the Mid-Atlantic Commissioner for the Clan MacLaren Society of North America. Bob is easily recognized at genealogy conferences since he wears the MacLaren kilt. He is the Project Administrator for the...
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