First time I have been at a workshop where the speaker was as superb as Christine. 


Your through knowledge of the subject and your wonderful sense of humor. 

Enjoyed Christine's style of presenting. Loved the humour and straight talk!! It was such a comfortable setting. Lot's of information to take in! 


You were our best speaker! You really know your stuff and are passionate about Scotland. We can't wait to have you back. 

Christine's experiences and stories are very entertaining. Her knowledge is evident. 

Great presenter, wicked sense of humor. 

Christine's wonderful knowledge and sense of humour and all her information 

Covered a lot of relevant information without getting bogged down. - Presentation style with humour and anecdotes. 

I enjoyed Christine's stories of her own research and learning, she had a lot of knowledge to share. 

A very interesting day and Christine made it so enjoyable. Her passion shines through

Just soooo much information! I learned so much today and can't wait to start putting it all into practice


THANK YOU, what a great afternoon. So much great information. I have new ideas about where to look for my Scottish ancestors

Attendee Evaluation Reviews:

To request Christine as a speaker for your society or group:

Small society? Limited budget? Ask me about providing a webinar for your group. You provide the wifi and the audience and I will provide the presentation and handout. 

Topics for Talks and Workshops:


  • Get Started Researching Your Scottish Ancestors

​           learn the basics to start finding your Scottish ancestors

  • Breaking Through Brick Walls in Scottish Research

​           learn srategies for moving  your research forward

  • Navigating the ScotlandsPeople Website
  • ​Genealogy researchers have become accustomed to subscription websites and find navigating the ScotlandsPeople website to be too steep of a learning curve. Given that this is the ONLY place where you can access images of the actual documents held by the Registrar, it is critical that Scottish researchers are comfortable using the website
  • From Scotland to the Americas

          the events that led to Scots leaving Scotland and settling in              America

  • Canada - Land and Opportunity

          finding new opportunities through enticements to settle in               Canada

  • Researching HBC and Metis Ancestors
  • ​​Scotland has had a long history with the Hudson's Bay Company. Beginning in about 1702, men from Orkney began being recruited by the Hudson's Bay Company to work in their settlement at York Factory. Many of these men had families with the Native women, creating the Metis Nation in Canada. In this presentation we will look at available records for the men who worked for the HBC as well as for Metis ancestral research. 
  • Colonizing Canada
  • ​While the Empire Settlement Act didn't come into effect until 1922, several incentives and initiatives were undertaken to ensure that the new colony of Canada remained 'British' 
  • ​​Online Sources for Scottish Research

          have you exhausted the many online resources for finding                your Scottish ancestors?

  • Step Away From Your Computer: Using Scottish Libraries and Archives for Genealogy

          discover the wealth of records available in Scotland's                       libraries and archives

  • Those Poor Daft Scots, Researching Poor Law and Asylum records
  • Scottish Superstitions

          Scots were perhaps some of the most superstitious people              on the planet. Let's look at what those beliefs were and why

  • Preparing for a Genealogy Research Trip to Scotland

          Being prepared ahead of time will increase your success.               Let me help you get ready for the trip of a lifetime

  • Preserve Your Family History Research FOREVER
  • ​Learn how to use permanent online storage to organize your genealogy research. Learn about nesting albums to store your documents and photos according to family. The Forever guarantee is to store and preserve your precious photos, documents and videos for your life time plus 100 years. Guaranteed. Assign an account manager. Decide what happens to your photos andvideos after you are no longer here.
  • Preserving Your Legacy (creating family history books)
  • Learn how to create a family history photo book in an evening. Create a quality book that you can proudly share with others so that they too can enjoy your research and the stories you have uncovered. ​​