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Monday May 5th, 2014

Posted at 11:00am

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Genealogy expert Christine Woodcock will lead a discussion on the history of Scottish immigration to Canada and show residents with Scottish heritage how to learn more about their family past on Saturday, May 24 at 2pm at Windsor’s Community Museum.

From the early 1600s, Scots began their emigration to the new world and gradually moved west, settling parts of both Canada and the United States. Some were tobacco lords or merchants. Others were known as Covenanters who were arrested after the Reformation, having an allegiance to God rather than to the king. Some were simply looking at the opportunities a new world offered.

If your ancestors were among the early immigrants from Scotland, this workshop will assist you in learning more about difference between emigration, immigration and migration, reasons for leaving Scotland, online Emigration Databases including Covenanter indices, Jacobite Rebellion ships lists, and Selkirk Settler ships lists, accessing Trade Directories, and more.

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