The dropdown folders for each conference day provide information about the online presentations. All times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). To convert these times to your local time, go to this world clock meeting planner.
Note: in Scotland, the time changes to GMT on Sunday, 29 October.
You can download a one-page program summary to have handy so that you don't miss any events.
Videos of all presentations will be available online for registrants following the conference until 30 November. Once you have registered and have created your password, visit the Registrants' Portal where all links to online sessions will be posted in October. A copy of the links will also be sent to you by email in mid-October. Videos and handouts will be posted there as soon as they are available.
Saturday, 28 October
Two centuries of adventure and exile: Voices from Scottish emigration”Marjory Harper
Chair in History, School of Divinity, History and Philosophy, University of Aberdeen.
She has spoken widely and published several books and articles on Scottish migration, including 'Adventurers and Exiles: The Great Scottish Exodus' (2003) which won the 2004 Saltire Society Prize for the best history book of the year.
Map Curator, National Library of Scotland Chris Fleet, Map Curator at the National Library of Scotland will focus on where our ancestors were located, through time, by “Using Scottish Maps”. He’ll show us examples from the extensive collection, the most useful maps for family history, and show us what can be done with them.
Michelle Leonard, expert in using DNA for genealogy, will share tips for “Using DNA for Scottish Family History Research” and combining it with traditional genealogical techniques.
Bring your questions from the sessions, what have we learned? what questions have been posed? Where else can we go for help? Seasoned family historians will join the chat.
Sunday, 29 October
Archivists and representatives from family history societies will be on hand from the various regions of Scotland. These experts are intimately familiar with local resources that may not be available elsewhere, and are keen on helping you get started, or break down a brick wall.
Kirsty Wilkinson literally wrote the book on Finding Your Scottish Ancestors: Techniques for Solving Genealogy Problems. She will offer tips on using “Sources in Scotland for Tracing Scottish Emigrants” with North American Examples”.
Independent Genealogist In some cases, our ancestors left Scotland sometime after they, or their ancestors, moved there from Ireland. Chris Paton has written extensively on sources for finding Scottish and Irish ancestors. He’ll combine them both as he offers tips for “Tracing Irish Ancestors in Scotland”.