University of Strathclyde’s Summer Institute of Genealogical Studies
The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow have announced their 2nd annual event, running from 27th June to 1st July 2016, and aimed at intermediate to advanced level family history researchers, with courses designed to help researchers learn new skills, experience something different and enjoy meeting fellow genealogists.
This year’s courses are:
British Military Research taught by Simon Fowler, author of Tracing your Army Ancestors and Tracing your Second World War Ancestors and much more.
Irish Resources and Research Techniques taught by William Roulston and Gillian Hunt of the Ulster Historical Foundation.
Practical Applications of Genetic Genealogy taught by Alasdair Macdonald, Debbie Kennett and John Cleary.
Each course runs for five days. Booking can be made for individual days and you can mix and match between courses. Registration is ongoing, get in quick before early bird rates end on the 1st of May; postgraduate genealogy programme alumni discounts are available.
For more information see www.strath.ac.uk/cll/cpd/genealogicalstudies/summerinstitute/, or call 0141 548 2392.
Crawford Family Convention
A Crawford Family Convention will be held on Saturday May 7th 2016 at the George Hotel, 19-21George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PB for the purpose of electing a person to be appointed by the Lord Lyon as Clan Commander of the Crawford Family, as the first step towards the appointment of a Clan Chief.
The Convention will be held under the supervision of Mrs. Yvonne Holton, Dingwall Pursuivant, representative of Lord Lyon.
Membership of the Convention will be restricted to members of the Crawford family or those with a significant connection to the family. Invitations to the Convention have been sent out to a number of members of the Crawford family.
In the absence of an invitation, applications for membership of the Convention should be made to the Vice-President of the Clan Crawford Association, Dr. Joanne Crawford (email@example.com) by March 7th 2016. Late applications may be accepted at the discretion of the Vice-President.
1911 Census for Scotland
The 1911 Census for Scotland taken on the the 2nd of April 1911, was
made available for Family historians on the 5th of April 2011.
of the unique bits of information on the 1911 Census which has not been
seen on previous census is the Fertility information this shows for a
married couple the number of children both living and deceased from
The pages have also been digatised in colour for the
first time, they became available from the 5th of April both at the
Family History centre in Edinburgh and on the Scotland's People web-
You cannot scroll through an entire district, only the enumeration
district, or institution you have gone into, whereas in previous census you
could go through an entire district by going forwards or backwards and paying
the appropriate number of credits. With this census you would have to find
an entry in each enumeration district and then go forwards or backwards. An
example would be Nairn Parish, which has 13 enumeration districts or Cawdor
Parish, which has 6. This is relevant to those persons doing local history projects
or for doing the history of a street where the street might fall within 2 enumeration
districts. The Free Headers will give you a description of the enumeration district
and can be found on page 2 of the header.