Christine Woodcock


About Christine Woodcock

Scottish born, Canadian raised, Christine Woodcock is a genealogy educator with an expertise in the Scottish records. She enjoys sharing new resources to assist others in their quest to find and document their heritage. Christine is also a lecturer, author and blogger. She is the Director of Genealogy Tours of Scotland (www.genealogytoursofscotland.ca) and enjoys taking fellow Scots “home” to do onsite genealogy research and to discover their own Scottish heritage.

Visiting Your Ancestor’s Grave 3

At some point you are going to want to visit a cemetery where your ancestors rest. Your ancestor’s tombstone is the only physical evidence of the life they lived. Before you head out, find out whether the cemetery is still open for burials or whether it is no longer an active cemetery. If  the cemetery is no longer an active cemetery, your […]


Scottish ViC (Virtual Conference)

The second annual Scottish ViC  (virtual conference) will be held on Saturday January 26th, 2019 from 8:30 am until 6:30 pm. There are seven presentations by seven presenters over the course of the day. Each presentation is released on a timed schedule and the attendees watch the recorded presentation. Immediately following the presentation, the presenter will be LIVE in a […]


Planning An Ancestral Trip 1

Planning an Ancestral Trip When you are planning a genealogy research trip to your ancestral homeland, the key is being prepared ahead of time. I know firsthand that people who work and plan ahead are far more successful in their genealogy journeys in their ancestral homeland than those who think they are already prepared. Here’s what you need to know […]


Join Us for a Celtic Genealogy Cruise

MAY 4 – 16, 2019 Visit your ancestral homeland by sea – just like your ancestors did! This cruise allows opportunities to research your ancestors while in port. The cruise begins and ends in Dublin where there will be the opportunity to visit the EPIC Emigration Museum, consult with experts or conduct research at the Irish Family History Centre. From […]


An In-Depth Look at Scottish Asylum Records 1

The New Lunacy Act of 1857 allowed for all insane persons in Scotland to be admitted to an asylum. This was to be a separate institution from Poor Houses or hospitals where the insane had been prior to 1857. This also standardized the reporting procedures for those with mental health issues who were in need of institutional care. Annual reports were […]