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Tracking Your Scots Emigrant Ancestor WEBINAR
Tue, 1 December 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
For so many of us, all we know about our Scottish ancestor is that they were "From Scotland." The puzzle then becomes to find out where in Scotland and what it was that brought them to North America. To do this, it becomes important to understand emigration from Scotland in terms of the historical context of the country at the time that your ancestor left.
From the mid 1600s, Scots began their emigration to the new world. Initially this entailed the New England States and the Maritime Provinces of Canada. From there, many migrated over the border between the two countries. If your Scots ancestors were among the early immigrants from Scotland, this lecture will assist you in learning more about them and what it was that brought them to the new world.
In this session you will learn about:
Understanding Emigration in the Historical Context of Scotland
Online Emigration Databases including Covenanter indices, Jacobite rebellion & Prison ship lists, Selkirk Settler ship lists, re-created ship lists
Passenger Vessels Acts of 1803, 1842 & 1849