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a joint project of

Genealogy Tours of Scotland

and Kilted Ancestors 

Many family historians struggle with staying organized or knowing how to share their discoveries. In this 4 part series, we will get you well on your way to being more organized so that you can share your family history research. The series is spread out over 4 weeks. Each week starts at 11 am eastern (4 pm UK)
The $17cad (£10) fee covers all four sessions. They will be recorded and available for 30 days after each week. 


JULY 10 Getting Organized with Trello Clare Wilson, Presenter ​ Do you have lists all over the place of things to do, places to visit or brick walls to explore.   Have there been times when you have been unable to find that ‘note’ you took to remind yourself to check something?  Then this presentation is for you!​With Genealogy & Historic research we are confronted with a never-ending list of things to do, Trello is an amazing free ‘list making’ tool to help you keep track of your research.Using Trello’s you can create reminders for research tasks, build an itinerary for a Genealogy conference, schedule tasks, manage projects & much more.Working on a research task or planning a reunion with a group of people?  Trello allows the user to collaborate with others so that multiple users can edit/update their board.​Time to ditch the endless pile of notebooks!​


JULY 17 Blogging Your Family History Christine Woodcock, Presenter ​ Blogging is a great way to document and share your family history. It is also great “cousin bait”. When others researching your ancestors, Google will help them to find your blog where you have documented your research and your stories.​If you are unfamiliar with blogs, this will be a great starting point. If you are already using blogs, this will be a great refresher. Learn the basics of blogging, tagging and adding media to your family history research.​

JULY 24 Pinterest for Genealogy Clare Wilson, Presenter ​ When many of us think of Pinterest we may think of the platform as being one where recipes, wedding ideas or craft ideas can be saved.  It can however be used for much more!​Pinterest is a way of bookmarking websites.  How many times during you research have you found an interesting website but when you go back to look for it you just can’t find it!​With Pinterest you can arrange your bookmarked websites into categories or ‘boards’ that can easily be pulled up when ‘you’ need them.  You can also follow people who are sharing content that you are interested in & save their content.​However, Pinterest is about much more than saving websites.   It also has the potential to create a Memorial Board where family members can contribute images or stories relating to a particular person or as a tool to plan a route for the much-anticipated trip to visit the place your Ancestors lived.​It is also an amazing place to find a wide array of free Genealogy printables or get ideas of ways to display your research.​​


JULY 31 Storing Organizing and Sharing Your Family Memories Christine Woodcock, Presenter ​ Learn how to use permanent, secure cloud storage to save, organize, preserve and share your family’s treasured memories.This includes photos, documents, recipes, stories, old home movies, videos and even audio recordings.




Clare Wilson is a Professional Genealogist based in Central Scotland. Passionate about Scotland, she loves that she can assist clients worldwide to discover more about their own Scottish Ancestors. She runs various projects & groups including Kilted Ancestors, New Monkland Back in Time, the Scottish Tourism Collective & the Allied Air Force Research Group. Her other passion is Allied Air Force Research & she has recently set up a new website dedicated to this subject.


Christine Woodcock began her descent into family history by creating a family history book to record the  descendants of her  maternal grandfather. Since then she has created numerous family history books for her family and has assisted others in doing the same. Whether honouring the life of one individual or telling the story of one line through the generations, Christine recognizes that it is only through our stories that we live on for future generations


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