Genealogical Research Hands-On Seminar | September 14-15, 2022

For NH Scots, Highland Games NHSCOT – New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival, Two-day Seminar, September 14-15, 2022, 9 AM to 4 PM, limited to 20 people


Day 1

Welcome by Ron Collins
Introduction to the Session
Each participant introduces themself
Collect from each participant what type of help they need in their research.
Organize the help needed into categories
PowerPoint Presentation: Introduction to Sources and how to find and use them:

  • Scotland’s People
  • Scottish Genealogical Society
  • Libraries
  • National Records of Scotland
  • Registers of Scotland
    • Statutory Records
    • Births
    • Deaths
    • Marriages
    • Banns
  • Census Records
  • Church Records
  • Legal Records
    • Penal
    • COA
Lunch Break
The afternoon focused on solving participants' individual research issues!

Participants are given homework assignments: using what they learned. How do they plan on tackling their research project issues?

Day 2

Review the homework assignments of each participant
In depth demonstration on how to use Scotland’s People and Statutory Records

Lunch Break
The afternoon focused on using Scotland’s People to solve participants' research issues
Wrap up and feedback!

NOTE: Each participant is encouraged to bring a laptop with internet capabilities.



Author and Curator

  • Ronald W. Collins, has written and published a number of histories and genealogies. Ron is also a recognized poet. His collected work has been published under the title Found There. He has also edited four anthologies of poetry and prose: Shadows of Water, Hills of Light, Valley of Ice, and Angles of Life. All of Ron’s historical and genealogical works were accomplished after he retired from a successful business career as a Fortune 500 vice president, and CEO of an international high-tech company. He lives in Hebron, NH. He is a member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Scottish Genealogical Society and the Mull Museum.

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