Finding Your Scottish Ancestors in Canada

Christine Woodcock
Nov 19, 2021
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Speaker's Introduction
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Prince Edward Island
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Nova Scotia
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North-West Company
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Upper Canada
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British Home Children
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About this webinar

Scots began coming to Canada in the mid 1600s, first as entrepreneurs – men on the make, and then as a means to an end – ways to enjoy a better life and to have the opportunity to own their own land. Others were sent to Canada in hopes of them having a better life than the one they left behind. In this presentation, we will cover Merchants to NFLD, HBC, Highland Scots to PEI and Nova Scotia, Selkirk Settlers, Huron Tract, CN/Northwest Settlements, British Home Children, Farm Boys, and various Settlement Schemes.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Christine Woodcock is a genealogy educator with an expertise in the Scottish records. She began researching her family history following the death of her mother and grandmother who were the storytellers of the family. Christine's mother was on
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    Meg Van Buren
    6 days ago

    Your talk so so good! Learned a great deal about an area I didn’t know anything about. However, your talk stopped too soon! My Alexander Matheson (his name might as well be John Smith) was born at Cape Breton, NS in 1833, to parents both born in Scotland. Moved to the Red River Valley to farm in 1860. After trying to track him down for 60 YEARS that is about I know. But I assume his parents came to that area on the shiploads of people who went to work in the mines and canneries there. Can you tell me where I might find that face in the crowd?

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    Pat Yeo
    6 days ago

    Do you have any information on Scottish coming to New Brunswick. I have some who went to Northern New Brunswick.

  3. Judy Teague
    7 days ago

    Fantastic amount of information, Christine. I have several branches of my family that came from Scotland to Nova Scotia, Upper Canada and finally my grandpa to Manitoba much later. Thank you!

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    Donna Martin
    1 week ago

    Very informative, great presentation

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    Traci S. Kape Thysell-McPherson
    1 week ago

    Thank you, Christine! You are a plethora of information and resources. I believe that this will help me on the Scottish lines as well as possibly my native ancestors.

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    Jane Miller
    1 week ago

    Amazing amount of information and a wonderful handout! Thank you, Christine.

  7. MB
    1 week ago

    Thank you for this webinar. I’m going to check to see if my Dad’s family from Scotland came through Canada or Nova Scotia before settling in the U.S.

  8. FU
    Fran Ussery
    1 week ago

    Great History Lesson as well as Genealogy Research!


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