Scottish Indexes Conference – September 9

Discover Your Scottish Family History

Scottish Indexes Conference

Glasgow, Scotland  – Genealogists Graham and Emma Maxwell are planning another 16-hour Scottish genealogy extravaganza: the Scottish Indexes Conference will be held on 9 September 2023. As always, this will be free to attend on Zoom and Facebook. To make this a global event it starts at 7 am UK time and keeps going until 11 pm UK time. Each presentation is shown twice, once between 7 am and 3 pm and then again between 3 pm and 11 pm UK time. You can come and go throughout the day and learn how to trace your family history from any timezone.

Chris Paton, genealogist and author will present ‘Tracing Your Belfast Ancestors’.

Emma Maxwell, genealogist and co-founder of will present ‘People Lie! How to unravel the truth when you are tracing your family history’.

Alison Spring, genealogist at Scottish Ancestral Research will present “Like All These Country Folks Very Stupid”: Glasgow Highlanders in the Poor Law Applications.

Robert Urquhart of Abbotshall Palaeography will present ‘Scottish Tax Records for Genealogy and Local History’.

Kate Keter, genealogist at Family Tree Tales will present “The People of Cross House”.

Margaret Fox, archivist at Traquair House will present “Crimes of an Heinous Nature” – looking at some Scottish High Court Trials.

Following each presentation there will be a Q&A session with the presenter as well as two longer general Q&A sessions throughout the day.

This is a free ‘timezone-friendly’ event. Find out more and register at


To learn more, please contact Emma Maxwell