Scottish Family History Virtual Conference

Scottish Family History Virtual Conference

Free Scottish Family History Virtual Conference - 1 May 2020


The Scottish Indexes Conference will start at 7 am (BST) on Friday 1 May 2020 and finish after 10 pm (BST). The virtual event will be live-streamed to the Scottish Indexes Facebook group ( and will be available on Zoom. The interactive programme will feature the presentations “DNA Testing for Family History” by Michelle Leonard, “Tracing the Irish in Scotland” by Chris Paton, “Sources in Scotland for Tracing Scottish Emigrants” by Kirsty Wilkinson, among others. George MacKenzie, former Keeper of the Records of Scotland, will deliver an intriguing presentation, “...bread & cheese & kisses is not enough…”. There will be opportunities to ask the expert panellists questions throughout the day.

Speaking about the last conference, professional genealogist Cinda Baxter said, “A huge and hearty thanks again to Emma and Graham for providing the virtual conference. What a labor of love (and terrific gift) during these crazy times.”

Attendee Lyn Fogarty said, “Thanks to your guest speakers. Informative, funny and interesting.”

To register simply join the Scottish Indexes group on Facebook (, or to register on Zoom follow the directions on

About is run by husband and wife team Graham and Emma Maxwell, both experienced Scottish genealogists. As well as helping clients with their family history, Graham and Emma also index historical Scottish records and make them available for free on their website. 


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