Going Down to the Farm – Researching your Farming Ancestry – Ken Nisbet

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Many family historians will have ancestors or relatives who worked on farms or were involved in agricultural pursuits. In this talk Ken Nisbet will examine and give examples of the many types of sources that can be used to investigate the lives of these individuals and expend your knowledge of the environment and circumstances of their lives. He will look at both primary and secondary sources and how best to use them. Ken has farming ancestry from the Scottish Midlands and the North East and Highlands of Scotland.

Ken Nisbet is the Chairman of the Scottish Association of Family History Societies.

“Now in my 60’s I have been involved in family history for 45 years. Starting whilst I was at secondary school in Aberdeen, I joined the Aberdeen and North East Scotland F.H.S. on its foundation and bought my first certificate from what is now the Family History Centre, Edinburgh in 1980. My ancestor’s geographical range is from Rosshire, Invernesshire, Nairnshire, Morayshire, Banffshire, Perthshire, Stirlingshire, Fife, all three of the Lothians, Berwickshire, Northumberland and Co. Durham. Like most Scots, I have family members who migrated to all parts of the globe, including Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Chile, Hong Kong, India, Kenya, New Zealand, South Africa, and the USA. I held the post of SAFHS Secretary for over 20 years and am currently also Secretary of the Scottish Genealogy Society and Chairman of the South of Scotland Branch of the Western Front Association. I also run and teach family history courses as well giving talks on various family history topics”.

“Outside of family history, I work full time in the business travel industry and enjoy hillwalking in Scotland and doing volunteer work for the C.W.G.C”.

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