Friday, February 2, 2018

Family History Friday - Future Learn

I'm currently taking a free online course in Genealogy from and thought I would share a few things that I've learned during the first week.  Enjoy! - Angela Bobier, Cultural Manager

Genealogy vs. Family History

Genealogy is the retrieval of vital and familial data from records of various types, and its ordering into meaningful relationship patterns.
Family History is the integration of this data with social, economic, political contexts to develop a narrative.
Graham and Emma Maxwell run a genealogy research company based in Scotland called Scottish Indexes.
They began transcribing Scottish censuses in 2001 and realising that these resources would be useful to other people, have made them available online. They have also indexed prison and court records and are hard at work transcribing never-before-indexed parish records from southern Scotland. Their Quaker registers and mental health institution records cover all of Scotland. You can visit their online indexes at:

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