Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy


Palaeography Course at National Archives of Scotland

Each year in conjunction with the Office of Lifelong Learning at Edinburgh University the National Archives of Scotland (NAS) provides a 10 week course in Scottish Handwriting. Archivists from the NAS teach students how to read Scottish handwriting from the period 1500-1700. Copies of original documents from the NAS including testaments, church records and contracts are used for students to transcribe. To view the Open Studies brochure and obtain details on how to enrol click on the following link:

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