10:15 - 11:00

With a huge range of Scottish records available to research, what are the top records, what will they tell you, and how do you start digging in National Records of Scotland? In addition to the wealth of documents searchable through ScotlandsPeople, there are plenty more in Scotland’s national archives to help your ancestral search: parish records, civil and criminal court cases, tax rolls, property records,  military records and estate archives. This talk looks at this diverse material, explaining how the records work, what use you can make of them, and new developments in making them more widely available.

Tristram Clarke

Tristram Clarke has worked as an archivist in Register House since 1984. He is experienced in a wide range of Scottish historical records, and edits 'Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors', the official guide to the resources available in the National Records of Scotland and ScotlandsPeople, which is now in its sixth edition (Birlinn, 2012).