Edinburgh

Jan covers visits to repositories in the Pre-Tour seminars. Then she is with you to take the bewilderment out of New Register House, Scottish National Archives (the new Scotland's People Centre), Map Library, National Library etc. What to do there, how to prepare, where to go to eat etc!!

Accommodation is usually in a B&B or an apartment carefully chosen to be close to transport and food!!
Generally we visit Ireland and Scotland in alternate years – around 10 days in each country.  We try to have a weekend for sightseeing, visiting ancestral sites etc. 

Places like New Register House are overwhelming! But, with help, one Tour member,  looked at 90 registrations in one day in Edinburgh!!  Imagine what that would cost on the Internet! 
 
Now that we can view the original image for most entries, researching in NRH is amazing! No longer do you have to find the fiche - you just click and the original page appears on your screen! You can copy the information for free, or print out for 50p. 90 entries in one day?????!!!  No way - this could be just an hour's work - so you can view so many more entries, and not just for births, deaths and marriages but for the census 1841-1911 census too.

Jan will show you the tips to make the most of this information and find living relatives!! The only place where you can do this! You can view the images to date - that is, you can find a marriage in 2011 and have the married name to check in phone books etc.

You can, of course, remain in Scotland or Ireland or England after the tour concludes & visit your ancestral places and further your research.

When possible, we travel from London to Edinburgh by train.

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