Breaking Down Your Irish and Scottish Brick Wall in the New Poor Law Records of Scotland

Breaking Down Your Irish and Scottish Brick Wall in the New Poor Law Records of Scotland

by Judith Eccles Wight, AG

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Breaking Down Your Irish and Scottish Brick Wall in the New Poor Law Records of Scotland


Brenda Collins in her book, The Origins of Irish Immigration to Scotland in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, claims that over 300,000 people from Ireland went to Scotland between 1790 and 1850. Another million fled Ireland and settled in Scotland and England during the second half of the 19th century. The new poor law records of Scotland contain incredible genealogical information about the people who ended up in this welfare system. This webinar will review the records one can find.


 
 

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Presenter: Judith Eccles Wight, AG

Owner of Wight House Research, Judy has been an Accredited Genealogist specializing in Ireland (30+ years) and Scotland (10+ years).  She writes extensively for genealogical periodicals and is a popular teacher and lecturer at genealogical events.  She worked 10 years as a reference consultant at the Family History Library and has vast research experience in the British Isles, U.S., Canada, and Australia.

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