Enchanted by the Water – Fall Symposium

We are excited to be able to offer another learning opportunity for those interested in understanding Scottish history and in pursuing Scottish genealogy. This extended session will have a focus on the lives and times of the Scots who were affected by the water. We invite everyone to join us as we navigate through some very interesting presentation from across the Pond. This will be a virtual session, held on Saturday, October 1st, starting at 9:00am Eastern time. The presentations will remain available for registrants for 30 days, in case you cannot make it on the first, or you want to listen in again. The cost is $20 Canadian for non-members of the OGS’ Scottish Special Interest Group (SIG), and only $10 for members of the SIG.

Registration is necessary and will open the week of May 2nd. Registration for non-members of the Scottish SIG is located at the bottom of this page. If you are a Member of the Ontario Genealogical Society and the Scottish Special Interest Group, please visit the Member’s only section of this site, sign in and you can register there to get your Member pricing.

Our lineup of speakers:

Customs and Excise Records presented by Alison Lindsay, NRS

Alison Lindsay has worked as an archivist in the National Records of Scotland for 30 years, most recently as Head of the Legal and Historical Search Rooms where every day she helps people seeking access to the 80km of records held there.

Trinity House presented by Nicola Wright

Nicola Wright is a freelance storyteller, historical interpreter, tour guide and trainer. For Illuminate UK she provides workshops, tours, storytelling and training of the Junior Tour Guides at Leith, Linlithgow and Craigmillar. She is responsible for outreach and community engagement at Trinity House Maritime Museum.

Inverclyde Harbour Trust Records presented by Lorraine Murray

Lorraine Murray is the Archivist at The Watt Institution in Greenock and at The Glasgow Academy in Kelvinbridge. A former postgraduate student at The University of Glasgow obtaining degrees in Digital Media and Information Studies and History of Art [MA (hons)] and an MSc in Information Management, Digital Preservation and Archives.

CLIP (Crew List Index Project) presented by Pete & Jan Owens

Pete and Jan Owens have run the Crew List Index Project (CLIP) for the last 25 years, aiming to improve access to the records of seafarers of the late 19th and early 20th century.  We provide online information, data drawn from crew lists, and resources relating to British registered ships.

Underwater Archaeology in Scottish Waters presented by Dr. Dan Atkinson

Dr. Dan Atkinson is a maritime archaeologist and Director of the Coastal and Marine division at Wessex Archaeology. He has over 25 years of experience working in research and commercial projects throughout Scotland and further afield and specializes in boat and ship archaeology, and the archaeology of ports and harbours. He also completed conservation management plans for Nelson’s HMS Victory and the boat collection at the Scottish Fisheries Museum

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