Continuous Professional Development

  • September 2016 – March 2017 – Attended Scottish Handwriting 1500-1700 at the University of Edinburgh
  • 08/10/2016 – Volunteered on the ‘Ask an Expert’ table at the Fife Family History & Local History Fair at Dunfermline
  • 02/09/2016 – Volunteered on the ‘Ask an Expert’ table at the LFHS Family & Local History Show at Motherwell
  • 27/06/2016 – 01/07/2016 – Attended University of Strathclyde’s Summer Institute of Genealogical Studies specialising in British Army Research, head tutor Simon Fowler
  • 14/11/2015 – Attended the Fife Gravestones Conference at Kirkcaldy.
    Listened to the following talks:

    • The Briggers: Forth Bridge Casualties by Frank Hay and Len Saunders
    • Abbotshall Church: Graveyard Reconstruction by Roddy Sneddon
    • The Memorial in Kirkcaldy High School by John Beck
    • Scottish Medieval Canopied Tombs by Richard Fawcett
    • Scottish Burial Customs by Margaret Bennett
    • For the Security of the Dead by Martyn Gorman
  • 09/11/2015 – Visited the National Library of Scotland’s Map Department with the Scottish Genealogy Network.
  • 24/10/2015 – Attended Scottish Genealogy Network Continuous Professional Development day at Heriot Watt University.
    Listened to the following talks:

    • The National Records of Scotland by Anne Slater
    • Home Children by Judoth Russell
    • Ancestral Tourism by George MacKenzie
    • Researching in Estonia by Carol McKinven
    • Census Guide to Ag Labs in South-east Scotland by Andrew Armstrong
    • The Weavers Incorporation of Perth by Chris Paton
  • 28/09/2015 – Visited National Trust archives with the Scottish Genealogy Network
  • 22/08/2015 – Attended talks at Local & Family History Show, Motherwell
    • National Library of Scotland Maps by Chris Fleet
    • Using Newspapers for Family History Research by Chris Paton
    • Tracing your Illegitimate Ancestors in the Sheriff Court Records by Graham Maxwell
  • 06/06/2015 – Pre 1841 population listings workshop by Bruce Bishop at Scottish Genealogy Society
  • 25/04/2015 – Attended SAFHS Conference and listened to the following talks:
    • Badges, Buckles and Bandoliers by Paul Laidlaw
    • Killing a Ruskie by Pam McNicol
    • The Scottish Women’s Hospital Archive by Barbara McLean
    • Scottish Soldier’s Wills by Tristram Clark
  • 27/03/2015 – Visited Stirling Council Archives and Stirling University Archives with the Scottish Genealogy Network
  • 08/03/2015 – Old Scottish Handwriting workshop by Pete Wadley and Jean Crawford at the Scottish Genealogy Society
  • 27/02/2015 – Visited Glasgow and West of Scotland Family History Society and Glasgow University Archives with the Scottish Genealogy Network.
  • 24/01/2015 – OPR workshop by Bruce Bishop at the Scottish Genealogy Society
  • 08/11/2014 – WW1 workshop by Ken Nisbet at the Scottish Genealogy Society.
  • 25/10/2014 – CPD day with the Scottish Genealogy Network in Edinburgh on running a successful business.
  • 20/09/2014 – Fife Family History Fair, Glenrothes
    Talks attended:

    • A’Ghairm, the call, Scotland 1914-1919 by Yvonne McEwen
    • Researching your family’s military past by Emma Halford-Forbes
    • Kirkcaldy and the First World War by David Potter
    • Tracing your First World War family by Rev Garry Ketchen
    • Tracing POWs and internees in the First and Second World War by Sarah Paterson
  • 30/08/2014 – Who Do You Think You Are Live, Glasgow.
    Talks attended:

    • Reading the original by Jackie Depelle
    • Removing dry state dykes – breaking down Scottish family history brick walls by George English
  • 23/08/2014 – Lanarkshire Local & Family History Show, Motherwell.
    Talks attended:

    • Family history from the Mitchell’s archives by Dr Irene O’Brien
    • Irish Resources by Chris Paton
    • Scottish Heraldry by Professor Bruce Durie
    • The battle of Bannockburn by Dr Fiona Watson
  • 26/04/2014 – Scottish Association of Family History Societies Conference, Dunfermline.
    Talks attended:

    • South of the border by Hilary Clare
    • Using British medals to help by David Holman
    • 20th century English research by Ian Waller
    • Using newspapers by Ken Nisbet