ONLINE GENEALOGY RESEARCH COURSES


Learn from the comfort of home. Courses use reading and video to enhance the learning experience for you. 

BOOTCAMP


This is an intensive three week course. The bootcamp includes the learning from both the Introduction to Scottish Genealogy Course and the Digging Deeper Course and then looks even deeper by helping you understand:


  • Researching in Local Archives
  • Resources at the National Archives of Scotland
  • Resources at the National Library of Scotland
  • Court Records
  • Asylum Records
  • Poor Law Records
  • Preparing for a Genealogy Research Trip to Scotland

Second Level Course


Digging Deeper is designed for people who are already familiar with basic Scottish research and using the ScotlandsPeople website. In this course you will learn:


  • Beyond ScotlandsPeople
  • Brick Wall Busters
  • Researching in Local Archives
  • Resources at the National Archives of Scotland
  • Resources at the National Library of Scotland


Using DNA for Genealogy is being instructed by well known genealogist, Dr Maurice Gleeson. The course is set as a six week course with a new lesson being made available each week. This allows you time to process the information you are learning. The first lesson is available now. 

Topics for the six weeks include: 

  • A general introductory to DNA for genealogy
  • Using Y DNA to research surnames
  • The benefits of surname projects
  • Using autosomal DNA for genealogy
  • Tackling brick walls such as illegitimacy and adoption using DNA
  • Seeking consultation to interpret your results


Dr Gleeson will be available for an online chat twice during the first six weeks. Registered students will receive notification of these dates. 


Introduction to Scottish Genealogy


In this course you will learn:

Getting Started

  • Using the ScotlandsPeople's Website

  • Legitimacy

  • Scottish Marriages

  • Scottish Naming Pattern

  • Filling Your Scottish Genealogy Toolbox