2024-04-08 – Kathleen Ackerman – Researching in Scotland

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Date: April 08, 2024

Join Kathleen as we take a journey to Scotland. We’ll follow the Whytock family from Perth to Glasgow as we discuss records and sources available to us. While Scottish research is similar to other countries in the United Kingdom, there are key differences that are important to know. Kathleen will cover the basics of researching in Scotland with a castle or two thrown in.

Download the handout here.


Speaker: Kathleen Ackerman

Kathleen Ackerman’s interest in family history research began around 2006 when she went back to school. She received a Bachelor of General Studies: Family History degree from Brigham Young University in April 2012.

In June of 2022, she finished her master’s thesis. She was awarded a Master of Science in Genealogical, Heraldic and Paleographic Studies with Distinction from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. Her specialties are English and Scottish research and paleography.

Kathleen serves as a Board Member for the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History. In her free time, Kathleen loves to travel, play with her grandchildren and, of course, research her family.


In-person meetings are held at the First Presbyterian Church located at 12225 N. 103rd Ave., Sun City, AZ. (click here for map) – will open in new tab in your web browser)

Please arrive after 12:30 pm to sign up for classes, SIGs, or the 2025 Seminar, ask questions of a Board Member or Committee Chairperson, etc. Note: We will not be offering coffee at this time.

The short business meeting will start at 1:00 pm sharp followed by our featured speaker.


Special on Duplicate Books

Another great opportunity from your WVGS Duplicate Book Sales Team!
Join us at the April 8, 2024 Membership Meeting. We have a selection of genealogy research and related titles. Take some home for $5.00 each – Cash only please!

Jill Mitchell, Elaine Wright, and Della Jones
WVGS Duplicate Book Sales team


Raffle Gift Baskets at the Meeting


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