Friday, 3 February 2017

Genealogy on YouTube : Researching Scottish Inmate Ancestors

Christine Woodcock has posted a YouTube version of a talk "Criminals, Lunatics and Paupers: Finding Your Inmate Ancestors in the Scottish Records." It's a 58 minute presentation which you can find at

With no known Scottish ancestry I found the presentation educational, lots of resources mentioned, but routine until about the 40 minute mark. That's when Christine turned to the Poor Law and became engaged recommending a BBC series, also available on YouTube, on Victorian Slums. Find the first episode in that series at

Christine is booked to speak at RootsTech, the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree, 8-11 June 2017, and the second edition of the Great Canadian Genealogy Summit, 13-15 October, 2017 in Halifax, NS.

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