Friday, 25 June 2010

Scottish 1750-1850: Beyond the OPRs - Pharos course

Hi folks, still time to sign up to my next online Pharos course which commences on July 6th and runs for five weeks, price £43.99. Here's the summary:

Scotland 1750 - 1850: Beyond the OPRs (#302)

This is an intermediate level course in Scottish family history for those who are going back beyond 1850. You should have some experience with research in the Old Parochial Registers of the Church of Scotland and in using major websites for Scottish research.

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.

Using these records involves several different locations. You will learn how to check online finding aids and how to find the most effective way to obtain records that may be online, in print, on CD or microfilm.

This is the second course on Scottish research. If you have not taken Scottish Research Online please check its description.

Instructor: Chris Paton

• Kirk Sessions records and parish poor
• Burgh records and town poor
• Occupations, taxation and early lists
• Land transfer and the value of sasines
• Land, inheritance and estates

Each lesson includes exercises and activities; a minimum of 1 one-hour chat session per week.

For more information, and to sign up, visit

Hopefully see you there!

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