Scottish Research Online
Scotland was first to have major records digitized and offer indexes and images online. It has also been a leader in placing resource information on the World Wide Web. This course describes the major sites, the types of information and data that they offer, the forms in which databases are presented and how to analyze results. You will learn to lay the foundations for searching a family, how to select best resources and what to do next either online or in libraries and archives.
Instructor: Chris Paton
•Scotlands People, FamilySearch, Ancestry, FreeCen: content, comparison, assessment
•Essential Maps and Gazetteers
•Civil Registration and Census Research Online
•Searching in Church of Scotland Registers Online
•Scottish Wills and Inventories Online
•Take It From Here
Note: it is recommended but not required that students in this course sign up for the basic search option, 30 units/seven days, at ScotlandsPeople (cost is six pounds)
Each lesson includes exercises and activities; a minimum of 1 one-hour chat s See How the Courses Work.
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