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Friday August 5, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM PDT

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California Genealogical Society and Library 
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Oakland, CA 94612

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Celtic Roots Online (Ireland & Scotland) 

with Cath Trindle

If you missed Cath's class in March, you will not want to miss this one!

Contrary to popular belief, the records of Scotland begin long before the advent of statutory
registration in 1855. In some cases it is possible to trace families back to the sixteenth century
using easily available records. Scottish research and retrieval of the records of Scotland is
completely intertwined with the use of the Internet. We will look at some of the basic records
[statutory registers, census, old parish records, testaments] and navigate the Scotland
government websites to retrieve them. Even if you have no research in Scotland, the government
websites of Scotland provide a model for any government body or society to use when putting
their documentation on the internet.

Ireland Government websites are not quite as complete, but the selection of records available
online is growing. We will look at some of the basic records available online and online
finding aids, indexes and descriptions for those that are not.

 The class will also explore some of the interesting and fun background sites for Celtic

This class is limited to 40 participants and is one of the free benefits for CGS members. Non-members fee is $20.00 (non-refundable) and can be applied towards a CGS membership the day of the class.

 Pre-registration is required. 

Registration confirmations will be sent to the first 40 participants who register. Additional names will be collected and placed on a waiting list in case of cancellations.

Walk-ins will not be admitted.