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Saturday, March 11
Scottish Genealogy – Finding People and Places  (Second Saturday)
10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, Ky.
Presenter: Dr. Bruce Durie
Session 1: Finding People –  You cannot do Scottish Genealogy properly from, FamilySearch, FindMyPast, MyHeritage etc. Why? Because they just don’t have the records. But Scotland has the longest-reaching, best-preserved, and most accessible records on the planet. In Session 1, get the sources and techniques you need to explore your Scottish ancestry.
Session 2: Finding Places and Inheritance – There is no system of probate in Scotland. The term “Wills” there can be misleading. There is difference between immoveable or heritable property and moveable property. So where can you find documents of executry and inheritance, records of land and tax, maps and other information? Dr. Durie will explain what, where, and how.
About the Presenter: Genealogist, author, broadcaster, and lecturer Bruce Durie is considered one of Scotland's top genealogists, with an international reputation. He is perhaps best known for his BBC radio series "Digging Up Your Roots" and "A House With a Past." He has authored 30 books, including the best-selling "Scottish Genealogy" now in its 3rd edition ( His background is in medicine and neuropharmacology, and he holds a doctoral degree in history. See additional information online at
NOTE THE CHANGE IN REGISTRATION PROCEDURE. The Kentucky Genealogical Society is now the sole sponsor of 2nd Saturday Genealogy events. Pre-registration is important as KGS prepares for each workshop. If you do not register in advance, KGS may not have handouts for you.