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.


An In-Depth Look at Scottish Birth Records

Let’s take an in-depth look at the Scottish birth records. Births prior to 1855 are recorded in the Old Parish Registers (OPRs) as Baptisms. These are fairly scant entries, often limited to the name of the child, the name of the father, the date of the baptism and perhaps the names of the witnesses. In some instances, depending on the […]


An In-Depth Look at Researching Scottish Ancestors 1

In order to be successful researching your Scottish ancestors, you need to know where in Scotland your ancestors were from. Once you know that, you are ready to actually research. The essential website for Scottish research is the ScotlandsPeople website. This is the website for the records of the General Register’s Office and is the online repository for all official […]


Remembering the Titanic 1

Recently I had the opportunity to be in Halifax, Nova Scotia to speak on Scottish genealogy. It was a great day. And an a great city. I was in awe of the history. One of the more moving experiences was going to the Fairview Lawn Cemetery to see the Titanic Grave Site.  The Titanic sunk after hitting an iceberg off […]