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Scottish Indexes Conference XII
We start at 7 am UK time and keep going for 16 hours, until 11 pm UK time. Each presentation is shown twice making it time-zone friendly. Find out more at www.scottishindexes.com.

At our conference in September, Margaret Fox, formerly an archivist at the National Records of Scotland, will take an in-depth look at kirk sessions and cases that worked their way up to the Synod.

Genealogist Michelle Leonard will help us get to grips with DNA Painter. Myko Clelland will join us from Findmypast and Tessa Spencer will join us from the National Records of Scotland.

Sep 4, 2021 07:00 AM in London

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Tessa Spencer
Head of Outreach and Learning @National Records of Scotland
Tessa Spencer is a history graduate from the Universities of St. Andrews and Glasgow where she studied medieval history and the history of medicine respectively. She is a professional archivist and has worked at the National Records of Scotland for over 18 years in various roles. In her current post as Head of Outreach and Learning, she is responsible for education in the archives for all ages and stages of learning from school pupils to university students to lifelong learners. She also facilitates access to the archives for higher education collaborations and partnerships.
Michelle Leonard
Genealogist @Genes & Genealogy
Michelle Leonard is a professional genealogist, DNA detective, speaker, author, historian and the official genetic genealogist of #AncestryHour. She runs her own genealogy and DNA consultancy business, Genes & Genealogy, and specialises in unknown parentage and all manner of unknown ancestor mysteries using a combination of DNA expertise and conventional research methods. She also undertakes traditional family history research, living relative tracing, historical and television research, podcasts, tutoring, lecturing, bespoke family history books, webinar, speaking engagements and article, blog and book writing. She is also known for her work on the WW1 Fromelles Genealogy Project, is a regular speaker at major genealogy events and co-authored the book "Tracing Your Ancestors Using DNA: A Guide For Family Historians" published in June 2019. You can find out more about Michelle on her Genes & Genealogy Facebook page and you can follow her on Twitter.