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All Heritage Walks/ Talks and other services are currently suspended due to illness.

Searching for your Ancstors

Abbey Parish Banns Certificate

Are you interested in your Scottish Family Origins? Then this 10 week course is for you! Over the10 weeks you will be introduced to the basics of genealogy, looking at information gathering and then using offical an non offical records for your investigations. The full syllabus is listed below.

The 10 sessions booked fully in advance costs £125. Individual sessions cost £15 each. If you wish to attend individual sessions , please contact info@theurbanhistorian.co.uk in advance.


03 Feb 2020 An introduction10 Feb 2020 Old Parish Registers to 1855

17 Feb 2020 Civil Records from 1855

24 Feb 2020 Scotland’s Census’

02 Mar 2020 English Records – the differences

09 Mar 2020 Irish Records

16 Mar 2020 Using Genealogical Software

23 Mar 2020 Using Online Resources

30 Mar 2020 Using Offline Records

6 April 2020 Pulling it all together

We will meet in Bianco Nero, 27 Gauze Street, Paisley, PA 1ES between 6.30pm and 8pm each Monday Night.

Each session will have a talk, followed by a short question session where you can ask about your own family research. You can bring your own laptop/ device with you to search while in the session. You are responsible for the cost of any credits or subscriptions for your own research.

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