This weekend I was at the 10th Scottish Indexes Conference - not only to learn and enjoy, but also to talk about 'Scots in Canada'.
The next Scottish Indexes Conference will be 10 July 2021 and you can register starting - now (free)!
If you are doing Scottish genealogy and are not taking advantage of Scottish Indexes, do go there today and see all they offer - no charge, no need to login in. The latest news is that they've added another 107,729 records to their 'Criminal Database' - a research 'gold mine', as we say in British Columbia. And check out the Learning Zone where there's information on all the databases, and read the blog too.
'Scots in Canada' is a topic 'close to my heart'.
I will say it was very very hard to choose which Scottish-Canadian topics not to talk about at the Conference. Scots have been coming to Canada for a long, long time. Some think the first might have come with the Vikings (or even been 'Viking').
For this Scottish Indexes Conference, I wrote up a web link/book list - it's only about the topics I chose for this talk. But I hope it will be useful to some.
I've received questions since, and expect to answer them all in the next few days. Let me know if you don't hear from me :-) Or if you'd like a copy of the list.
This is a holiday weekend here in Canada as it is in Edinburgh, Scotland. In Canada, we're celebrating both the birthday of Queen Victoria and of our own Queen Elizabeth II - and the start of summer!
Happy Victoria Day, everyone!