Wednesday, 27 January 2016

LAST MINUTE OPENING FOR MAY 2016 GENEALOGY TOUR TO SCOTLAND

Due to unforeseen circumstances, a last minute spot has opened up for the May 2016 Genealogy Research Tour to Scotland.

Dates are May 30 - June 8

Full fees due at time of booking.
A genealogy tour to Scotland provides you with: 
~ Pre-tour webinar on Scottish Genealogy Research
~ Pre-tour webinar on Planning For a Research Trip to Scotland
~ Pre-tour assistance to make the most of your time in Scotland
~ Pre-tour package of information to assist with your research planning
~ 9 nights in a centrally located hotel where you will get the sense of living in Scotland
~ Breakfast every day
~ A Family History Talk at ScotlandsPeople Centre
~ A Family History Talk at the National Library of Scotland
~ 5 days of dedicated research time where staff are expecting you and are  ready to assist
~Transportation to and from the research facilities
~ Time to visit the area where your ancestor lived in Scotland and assistance to    plan this
~ Time to research in a local archive, family history society or library
~ The chance to experience a Ceilidh and indulge your Scottish heritage
~ Transportation to and from the Ceilidh
~ Optional historic evening guided tour of Greyfriar’s Cemetery
~ The opportunity to connect with others researching their Scottish roots
~ A great way to connect with your Scottish ancestors
~ Memories to last a lifetime
~ A deeper sense of belonging
~ A better sense of who YOU are as part of the Scots diaspora

 Why not join the May tour to research your roots and discover your heritage? 

**airfare and transport from airport to hotel are not included**

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

FREE WEBINAR - Preparing for a Genealogy Research Trip to Scotland


If you are planning to travel to Scotland this year and would like to do some family history research while you are there. this webinar will help you to be better prepared and to make the most of your research time.

Organization and preparation are the keys to a successful genealogy research trip.

Register now: 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1836255158863546369

Saturday, 16 January 2016

FREE WEBINAR!! PREPARING FOR A GENEALOGY RESEARCH TRIP TO SCOTLAND


If traveling to Scotland is on your bucket list and you are looking to conduct some family history research while you are there, this webinar will assist you to be prepared, be organized and be successful. 

JANUARY 27 AT 7 PM

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1836255158863546369

Friday, 15 January 2016

Both Genealogy Research Tours for 2016 SOLD OUT!


More than a year in advance, the May 2016 genealogy research tour to Scotland sold out. A second tour for September has now also sold out!

That's it for 2016. An expanded tour for 2017 is in the planning stages. It will be the regular tour in Edinburgh with an additional, optional week in Glasgow researching at the Mitchell Library, the Glasgow Archives and the University of Glasgow Archives. Dates have not yet been confirmed but the tour(s) will be in April. Participants will be able to take in both research tours or can choose to take just one - either in Edinburgh or in Glasgow. 

Watch this spot for dates to be posted!

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Join Me in Winnipeg April 9th


For those living near Winnipeg, MB, I will be speaking for a full day on Saturday, April 9/16 at the Henderson Library. 
Topics include:
  • In Search of Your Scottish Ancestors
  • Navigating the ScotlandsPeople Website
  • Researching Scottish Death, Burial, Lair and Cremation Records
  • Lesser Known Databases for Scottish Genealogy
  • Preparing for a Genealogy Research Trip to Scotland 
To register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/scottish-genealogy-symposium-winnipeg-full-day-tickets-19134867905

All registrations include a copy of my book In Search of Your Scottish Ancestors AND 20 free credits to the ScotlandsPeople Website

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Join Me in Kelowna April 10th



On Sunday, April 10th, 2016, “When the wild flowers do spring and the wee birdies sing,” the Kelowna & District Genealogical Society is featuring a wonderful day of learning about Your Scottish Roots with renowned presenter:  Christine Woodcock from Ontario.  This is a unique opportunity to make real progress on your Scottish research! 


About Christine Woodcock, www.genealogytoursofscotland.ca:   
Having been born in Scotland, and having traveled back and forth for her entire life, it was beyond Christine’s ken to think that others who had roots in Scotland hadn't had the same experience. And so, Genealogy Tours of Scotland was born. Every year, Christine gets the honour of accompanying groups of genealogy researchers to Scotland where they can immerse themselves in their Scottish ancestry. When not traveling or planning, she lectures, writes, edits genealogy newsletters, engages with the Scottish North American community and is a self-proclaimed ambassador for both genealogy tourism and for Scotland. 

Topics:
·         In Search of Your Scottish Ancestors
·         Navigating the ScotlandsPeople Website (attendees get free credits to practice at home)
·         Lesser Known Databases for Scottish research
·         Preparing for a Genealogy Research Trip to Scotland
·         Researching Scottish Death, Burial and Lair Records

Where:
·         University of British Columbia Okanagan (Kelowna), Room EME 1101 (Engineering Building)
·         9:00am – 4:15pm (lunch break at 12:10); sales tables will be open from 8:30am-4:45pm
·         Parking discount available ($5 for the day)
·         A Campus map and explicit directions will be emailed to all registrants


Includes:
  FREE credits to ScotlandsPeople
·         Five Workshops with handouts
·         Morning beverage and snack break; afternoon beverage break
·         Opportunity to purchase archival supplies, Christine’s books and we are hoping that the BCGS Boutique will   also be in attendance
·         Please bring a bagged lunch or have lunch at one of the many venues on-campus



To register or for more information: conference@kdgs.ca

Friday, 8 January 2016

Only ONE Research Space Left for SEPT 2016

The second 2016 tour to Scotland to research your family history is almost FULL. 

There is ONE research spot remaining. This will be available on a first come, first serve basis. 


A genealogy tour to Scotland provides you with: 
~ Pre-tour webinar on Scottish Genealogy Research
~ Pre-tour webinar on Planning For a Research Trip to Scotland
~ Pre-tour assistance to make the most of your time in Scotland
~ Pre-tour package of information to assist with your research planning
¨ 9 nights in a centrally located hotel where you will get the sense of living in ` Scotland
¨ Breakfast every day
¨ A Family History Talk at ScotlandsPeople Centre
¨ A Family History Talk at the National Library of Scotland
¨ 5 days of dedicated research time where staff are expecting you and are       ready to assist
¨ Transportation to and from the research facilities
¨ Time to visit the area where your ancestor lived in Scotland and assistance to    plan this
¨ Time to research in a local archive, family history society or library
¨ The chance to experience a Ceilidh and indulge your Scottish heritage
¨ Transportation to and from the Ceilidh
¨ Optional historic evening guided tour of Greyfriar’s Cemetery
¨ The opportunity to connect with others researching their Scottish roots
¨ A great way to connect with your Scottish ancestors
¨ Memories to last a lifetime
¨ A deeper sense of belonging
¨ A better sense of who YOU are as part of the Scots diaspora

 Why not join a tour to research your roots and discover your heritage? 

**airfare and transport from airport to hotel are not included**