|Family Historians at Hornsby|
|Slide - Scottish Census Dates|
Those present appeared to enjoy Jeremy's talk. It is very difficult, in an audience with a range of experience and expertise, to pitch a talk to all paticipant levels. I think that if the title of the talk was "Introduction to Scottish Research" or "A brief overview of resources for Scottish Research" the content of the talk would have been clearer to prospective attendees. Although I only learnt of one new resource from this talk (http://edina.ac.uk/stat-acc-scot/ Statistical Accounts of Scotland Online) I enjoyed the event. I would perhaps have mentioned the great value to be gained from using online collections of digitised newspapers, added Chris Paton's new book, Researching Scottish Family History to the useful books list and given links to major Scottish genealogy blogs but one can't keep going ad nauseum!
|Host, Neil Chippendale, chatting with visitor|