Finding Your Scottish Ancestors in Canada

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A webinar by Christine Woodcock  in conjunction with Lanarkshire FHS.

Scots began arriving in Canada in the mid 1600s, first as entrepreneurs and then as a means to an end – to enjoy a better life and to have the opportunity to own their own land. Others were sent to Canada.

In this presentation, we will cover: –

  • Merchants to Newfoundland
  • HBC – (The Hudson’s Bay Company)
  • Highland Scots to Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia
  • Selkirk Settlers
  • Huron Tract
  • CN/Northwest Settlements
  • British Home Children
  • Farm Boys
  • Domestic Servants

Christine Woodcock is a genealogy educator who also organizes tours for the Scots diaspora to research in the repositories in Scotland. She lectures on Scottish genealogy, hosts webinars, authors blogs and articles. 

Christine is the webinar coordinator for the ISBGFH (International Society for British Genealogy and Family History) and has begun organizing their Virtual Institute. She is the editor for British Connections, their  quarterly newsletter.

She will be assisted by Clare Wilson of Treehouse Genealogy who will share information on Lanarkshire FHS Research Centre and how you can benefit from being a member.

Clare often assists Lanarkshire FHS and her business Treehouse Genealogy is based in North Lanarkshire. She is the creator of Kilted Ancestors, a Group where members share stories of their Scottish ancestry, and the New Monkland (Airdrie) Back in Time Group. She also teaches Family History to various Community Groups across Central Scotland.

Register in advance for this webinar:

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