Friday, 20 July 2012

Interview with Patricia Whatley, Dundee resources

A further interview in the series with speakers at September's BIFHSGO conference is now posted at http://www.bifhsgo.ca/cpage.php?pt=62.

Patricia Whatley is Archivist and Head of Archive, Records Management and Museum Services at the University of Dundee,  She is also Director of the Centre for Archive and Information Studies (CAIS), which offers Masters degrees in Archives and Records Management and a Postgraduate Certificate in Family and Local History. She'll be giving a pre-conference workshop on "Scottish archival and lesser-known resources online" and a presentation on Sunday morning "Scottish Poor Law."

The interview is most informative. If your interest in Scottish family history resources is beyond the basics you should definitely listen to it and consider taking advantage of Patricia's workshop and/or presentation.

For anyone who is researching ancestors who lived in the Dundee area, the Friends of Dundee City Archives website will be a useful resource. In particular check out the Dundee Directories offering snapshots of people, businesses and streets in 1782, 1818, 1840, 1850, 1872, 1882 and 1896.  The website also has other unique records, as well as many interesting articles about the history of the city. The website of the Nine Incorporated Trades of Dundee is another useful area resource.


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