Great Scots! Find Your Scottish Ancestors - April 2024

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Great Scots!

April 8, 2024 - May 5, 2024


Course Summary:

Scotland’s colorful history and efforts to preserve its heritage are a boon to any family historian with Scottish ancestry. If you’re one of the many descendants of the 1.5 million Scots who immigrated to the Americas, you can learn how to find your ancestors before they ever left Scotland with this 4-week course. The course will cover how to trace your ancestors by name, the historical events that triggered immigration, what you can expect to find in archives, and more!

Course Workload:

  • Approx. 8 hours to complete
  • 100% Online using our eLearning Platform
  • 4 lessons complete with skill-building exercises and quizzes

What You'll Learn:

  • How to find Scottish ancestors by name
  • How to use geography to narrow down your results
  • How Scottish history affected emigration patterns
  • How to use passenger lists to track emigration
  • What types of records are available online
  • How to use libraries and museum collections in your research
  • How to find which archives may contain the info you need

What’s Included:

  • Self-Paced Learning
  • Expert Support from Course Instructor
  • Video Presentations
  • Interactive Quizzes
  • Student Discussion Board
  • Downloadable Course Materials
How FTU courses work:
  • Register for the course on this page
  • On the start date, log into our eLearning platform
  • Access to the course instructor runs until the course end date
  • After the course ends, you can read course materials for one year
  • Instructor and discussion board access will also end when the course concludes, so make sure you reach out and ask questions!

Instructor Bio:

Amanda Epperson, who completed her Ph.D. in Scottish History at the University of Glasgow, is the eLearning Producer at Family Tree University. She is the author of The Family Tree Scottish Genealogy Guide.


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