Digging Up Your Roots

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020120080106"Radio Scotland's genealogy programme, packed with advice. Presented by Claire White.

BBC Radio Scotland's genealogy programme, packed with advice and stories"

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Claire White looks at how centuries of migration have affected Scotland and asks how to start tracing our families overseas.

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How our ancestors worked can show us how they lived. Claire White hears fascinating family tales which shed light on societies long gone.

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Scotland's maritime heritage comes alive in the tales of families whose lives it has shaped. Claire White hears stories of trawling, treason and trading on the high seas.

"Scotland's maritime heritage comes alive in the tales of families whose lives it has shaped. Claire White hears stories of trawling, treason and trading on the high seas.

"Scotland's maritime heritage comes alive in the tales of families whose lives it has shaped. Claire White hears stories of trawling, treason and trading on the high seas."

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Fiona Stalker hears stories of the Scots at war in tales of courage, cunning and endurance, and finds that Scotland's military heritage provides rich pickings for the genealogist.

Claire White hears stories of the Scots at war in tales of courage, cunning and endurance, and finds that Scotland's military heritage provides rich pickings for the genealogist.

"Fiona Stalker hears stories of the Scots at war in tales of courage, cunning and endurance, and finds that Scotland's military heritage provides rich pickings for the genealogist.

Fiona Stalker hears stories of the Scots at war in tales of courage, cunning and endurance"

. Fiona Stalker hears stories of the Scots at war in tales of courage, cunning and endurance"

"Fiona Stalker hears stories of the Scots at war in tales of courage, cunning and endurance, and finds that Scotland's military heritage provides rich pickings for the genealogist."

"Claire White hears stories of the Scots at war in tales of courage, cunning and endurance, and finds that Scotland's military heritage provides rich pickings for the genealogist.

"Claire White hears stories of the Scots at war in tales of courage, cunning and endurance, and finds that Scotland's military heritage provides rich pickings for the genealogist."

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Where do surnames come from and what do they mean to the genealogist? Claire White investigates with genealogist Bruce Durie on hand to offer advice.

Claire White investigates surnames with genealogist Bruce Durie on hand to offer advice.

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From witches to bigamists, Claire White and Bruce Durie examine the skeletons in our family closets and ask how our ancestors' crimes were punished in days of old.

Claire White and Bruce Durie examine the skeletons in our family closets.

"From witches to bigamists, Claire White and Bruce Durie examine the skeletons in our family closets and ask how our ancestors' crimes were punished in days of old.

. Claire White and Bruce Durie examine the skeletons in our family closets."

"From witches to bigamists, Claire White and Bruce Durie examine the skeletons in our family closets and ask how our ancestors' crimes were punished in days of old."

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Love and marriage is the theme of this Valentine's edition.

Claire White and Bruce Durie examine the interplay between affairs of the heart and genealogical research.

Love and marriage is the theme of this Valentine's edition with Claire White

Love and marriage is the theme of this Valentine's edition. Claire White and Bruce Durie examine the interplay between affairs of the heart and genealogical research.

. Love and marriage is the theme of this Valentine's edition with Claire White.

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Love and marriage is the theme of this Valentine's edition.Claire White and Bruce Durie examine the interplay between affairs of the heart and genealogical research.

Love and marriage is the theme of this Valentine's edition with Claire White

Claire White and Bruce Durie offer advise on dealing with all manner of genealogical dead ends.

Love and marriage is the theme of this Valentine's edition. Claire White and Bruce Durie examine the interplay between affairs of the heart and genealogical research.

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Bill Whiteford presents new family histories and genealogy advice, plus genealogist Bruce Durie explores the lives of Scots who worked in iron foundries, mills and on canals.

"Bill Whiteford presents new family histories and genealogy advice, plus genealogist Bruce Durie explores the lives of Scots who worked in iron foundries, mills and on canals.

Bruce Durie explores the lives of Scots who worked in iron foundries, mills and on canals."

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. Bruce Durie explores the lives of Scots who worked in iron foundries, mills and on canals."

"Bill Whiteford presents new family histories and genealogy advice, plus genealogist Bruce Durie explores the lives of Scots who worked in iron foundries, mills and on canals."

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A Jacobite prisoner who married a Cherokee Indian and a Scottish Earl and his Italian musician. Bill Whiteford and genealogist Bruce Durie tell tales of Scottish migration.

Bill Whiteford and genealogist Bruce Durie tell astonishing tales of Scottish migration.

. Bill Whiteford and genealogist Bruce Durie tell astonishing tales of Scottish migration.

"A Jacobite prisoner who married a Cherokee Indian and a Scottish Earl and his Italian musician. Bill Whiteford and genealogist Bruce Durie tell tales of Scottish migration.

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Scotland's maritime heritage comes alive in the tales of families whose lives it has shaped. Claire White hears stories of trawling, treason and trading on the high seas.

"Scotland's maritime heritage comes alive in the tales of families whose lives it has shaped.Claire White hears stories of trawling, treason and trading on the high seas."

"Scotland's maritime heritage comes alive in the tales of families whose lives it has shaped. Claire White hears stories of trawling, treason and trading on the high seas.

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Pickling in rum, a mysterious death in the USA and inheritance battles - Bill Whiteford and Bruce Durie explore how death can shed light on an ancestor's life.

"Pickling in rum, a mysterious death in the USA and inheritance battles - Bill Whiteford and Bruce Durie explore how death can shed light on an ancestor's life.

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"Pickling in rum, a mysterious death in the USA and inheritance battles - Bill Whiteford and Bruce Durie explore how death can shed light on an ancestor's life."

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From court papers to newspapers, criminal ancestors often leave a paper trail. Bill Whiteford and genealogist Bruce Durie advise on tracing those on the wrong side of the law.

"From court papers to newspapers, criminal ancestors often leave a paper trail. Bill Whiteford and genealogist Bruce Durie advise on tracing those on the wrong side of the law.

From court papers to newspapers, criminal ancestors often leave a paper trail."

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. From court papers to newspapers, criminal ancestors often leave a paper trail."

"From court papers to newspapers, criminal ancestors often leave a paper trail. Bill Whiteford and genealogist Bruce Durie advise on tracing those on the wrong side of the law."

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Bill Whiteford and genealogist Bruce Durie discover a French cairn dedicated to Scottish soldiers and reveal unheard PoW stories in this programme about military ancestors.

Bill Whiteford and genealogist Bruce Durie investigate military ancestors.

. Bill Whiteford and genealogist Bruce Durie investigate military ancestors.

"Bill Whiteford and genealogist Bruce Durie discover a French cairn dedicated to Scottish soldiers and reveal unheard PoW stories in this programme about military ancestors.

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Migration from Eastern Europe to Scotland is not a recent phenomenon.Bill Whiteford and genealogist Bruce Durie advise on tracing ancestors who made similar trips in the past.

Migration from Eastern Europe to Scotland is not a recent phenomenon. Bill Whiteford and genealogist Bruce Durie advise on tracing ancestors who made similar trips in the past.

. Migration from Eastern Europe to Scotland is not a recent phenomenon.

"Migration from Eastern Europe to Scotland is not a recent phenomenon.Bill Whiteford and genealogist Bruce Durie advise on tracing ancestors who made similar trips in the past.

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Family history becomes family her-story as Bill Whiteford and genealogist Bruce Durie focus on how to trace female ancestors.

. Bill Whiteford and genealogist Bruce Durie focus on how to trace female ancestors.

"Family history becomes family her-story as Bill Whiteford and genealogist Bruce Durie focus on how to trace female ancestors.

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0408 LAST20100221Bill Whiteford and Bruce Durie get to know the colourful and unusual ancestors in listeners' family trees.

Bill Whiteford and Bruce Durie get to know colourful and unusual ancestors.

. Bill Whiteford and Bruce Durie get to know colourful and unusual ancestors.

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Radio Scotland's genealogy programme, packed with advice and stories.

. Radio Scotland's genealogy programme, packed with advice and stories.

"Radio Scotland's genealogy programme, packed with advice and stories.

"Radio Scotland's genealogy programme, packed with advice and stories."

050220110116"Radio Scotland's genealogy programme, packed with advice and stories."

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New family histories and genealogy advice presented by Bill Whiteford. This week's special edition of Digging Up Your Roots was recorded at Dundee Central Library during the Angus and Dundee Roots Festival 2010.

. A special edition recorded during the Angus and Dundee Roots Festival 2010.

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. New family histories and genealogy advice presented by Bill Whiteford.

This week we look at the role religion played in the lives of our ancestors and discover how church, parish and religious records can help add branches to our family tree.

"New family histories and genealogy advice presented by Bill Whiteford.

This week we look at the role religion played in the lives of our ancestors and discover how church, parish and religious records can help add branches to our family tree."

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Family histories and genealogy advice presented by Bill Whiteford.

Digging deeper into your family history can often throw up some genealogical surprises - this week on Digging Up Your Roots we're "discovering the unexpected" in the family tree.

. Bill Whiteford goes 'discovering the unexpected' in the family tree.

"Family histories and genealogy advice presented by Bill Whiteford.

Bill Whiteford goes 'discovering the unexpected' in the family tree."

Digging deeper into your family history can often throw up some genealogical surprises - this week on Digging Up Your Roots we're "discovering the unexpected" in the family tree."

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New family histories and genealogy advice presented by Bill Whiteford. This week in Digging Up Your Roots we look at "ancestors on the move" as we journey into the realm of immigration and emigration.

. We look at 'ancestors on the move' - the realms of immigration and emigration.

"New family histories and genealogy advice presented by Bill Whiteford. This week in Digging Up Your Roots we look at "ancestors on the move" as we journey into the realm of immigration and emigration.

We look at 'ancestors on the move' - the realms of immigration and emigration."

New family histories and genealogy advice presented by Bill Whiteford"

"New family histories and genealogy advice presented by Bill Whiteford. This week in Digging Up Your Roots we look at "ancestors on the move" as we journey into the realm of immigration and emigration."

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New family histories and genealogy advice presented by Bill Whiteford.

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New family histories and genealogy advice presented by Bill Whiteford.

. New family histories and genealogy advice presented by Bill Whiteford.

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. New family histories and genealogy advice presented by Bill Whiteford.

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BBC Radio Scotland's genealogy programme offering advice and powerful stories as people delve into their family history. Presented by Bill Whiteford.

Family histories and genealogy advice, presented by Bill Whiteford."

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Family histories and genealogy advice, presented by BILL WHITEFORD"

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Family histories and genealogy advice, presented by Bill Whiteford."

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"Family histories and genealogy advice, presented by BILL WHITEFORD"

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Family histories and genealogy advice, presented by Bill Whiteford."

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Family histories and genealogy advice, presented by BILL WHITEFORD"

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Family histories and genealogy advice presented by Bill Whiteford.

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. Family histories and genealogy advice presented by Bill Whiteford.

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. Family histories and genealogy advice presented by Bill Whiteford.

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. Family histories and genealogy advice presented by Bill Whiteford.

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Family histories and genealogy advice presented by Bill Whiteford.

. Family histories and genealogy advice presented by Bill Whiteford.

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. Family histories and genealogy advice presented by Bill Whiteford.

0701Gretna Green20130401"This week we explore the institution of marriage and how it has evolved since the 16th century. Presenter, Bill Whiteford and genealogist, Professor Bruce Durie take a trip to the romance capital of Scotland, Gretna Green. One in five of all marriages in Scotland are held in the south west town. The team investigates a query from one listener whose ancestor used to work there in 1825. And we discover that love and marriage haven't always been intertwined."
0702The Sea2013040820130506With the coast of mainland Scotland stretching nearly 7000 kilometres, no Scot lives further than 40 miles from the coast. From transportation, to fishing and shipbuilding, most Scots families will have had an encounter with the sea at some point in their past. Bill Whiteford, genealogist, Professor Bruce Durie and maritime historian, Dr Eric Graham visit Edinburgh to explore our nation's rich maritime history.

"With the coast of mainland Scotland stretching nearly 7000 kilometres, no Scot lives further than 40 miles from the coast. From transportation, to fishing and shipbuilding, most Scots families will have had an encounter with the sea at some point in their past. Bill Whiteford, genealogist, Professor Bruce Durie and maritime historian, Dr Eric Graham visit Edinburgh to explore our nation's rich maritime history."

0702The Sea20130506"With the coast of mainland Scotland stretching nearly 7000 kilometres, no Scot lives further than 40 miles from the coast. From transportation, to fishing and shipbuilding, most Scots families will have had an encounter with the sea at some point in their past. Bill Whiteford, genealogist, Professor Bruce Durie and maritime historian, Dr Eric Graham visit Edinburgh to explore our nation's rich maritime history."
070320130415"Over the last 150 years, the way mentally ill people are treated has changed dramatically. These days, the focus is on care in the community. But in Victorian Scotland, the patient risked being committed to one of the many lunatic asylums around the country. Bill Whiteford and genealogist, Professor Bruce Durie visit Craig House Hospital in Edinburgh where one listener's ancestor, Ethel Gilroy, spent almost her entire adult life.

Over the last 150 years, the way mentally ill people are treated has changed dramatically. These days, the focus is on care in the community. But in Victorian Scotland, the patient risked being committed to one of the many lunatic asylums around the country. BILL WHITEFORD and genealogist, Professor BRUCE DURIE visit Craig House Hospital in Edinburgh where one listener's ancestor, Ethel Gilroy, spent almost her entire adult life."

"Over the last 150 years, the way mentally ill people are treated has changed dramatically. These days, the focus is on care in the community. But in Victorian Scotland, the patient risked being committed to one of the many lunatic asylums around the country. Bill Whiteford and genealogist, Professor Bruce Durie visit Craig House Hospital in Edinburgh where one listener's ancestor, Ethel Gilroy, spent almost her entire adult life."

0704Escaping The Exciseman20130422"During the hundred years from 1710 to 1810, smuggling was an important part of the Scottish economy. Local smuggling was a flourishing industry, particularly in alcohol, tobacco, tea and salt. This week, Bill Whiteford joins resident genealogist, Professor Bruce Durie and maritime historian, Dr Eric Graham , on an exploration through Scotland's colourful past. They visit the salt pans of Saltcoats in Ayrshire on a voyage of discovery to reveal some of the secret lives of our ancestors.

During the hundred years from 1710 to 1810, smuggling was an important part of the Scottish economy. Local smuggling was a flourishing industry, particularly in alcohol, tobacco, tea and salt. This week, BILL WHITEFORD joins resident genealogist, Professor BRUCE DURIE and maritime historian, Dr Eric Graham , on an exploration through Scotland's colourful past. They visit the salt pans of Saltcoats in Ayrshire on a voyage of discovery to reveal some of the secret lives of our ancestors."

"During the hundred years from 1710 to 1810, smuggling was an important part of the Scottish economy. Local smuggling was a flourishing industry, particularly in alcohol, tobacco, tea and salt. This week, Bill Whiteford joins resident genealogist, Professor Bruce Durie and maritime historian, Dr Eric Graham , on an exploration through Scotland's colourful past. They visit the salt pans of Saltcoats in Ayrshire on a voyage of discovery to reveal some of the secret lives of our ancestors."

0705Influential Ancestors20130429"A footballing hero, an anarchist and a famous soldier. All ancestors of three Digging Up Your Roots listeners. Each played a role in changing the course of Scotland's history. In this episode, Bill Whiteford visits the Scottish Football Museum at Hampden Park to hear about the beginnings of the game here in 1870. Plus Professor Bruce Durie searches for a family link to one of Scotland's most celebrated soldiers, Ensign Ewart.

A footballing hero, an anarchist and a famous soldier. All ancestors of three Digging Up Your Roots listeners. Each played a role in changing the course of Scotland's history. In this episode, BILL WHITEFORD visits the Scottish Football Museum at Hampden Park to hear about the beginnings of the game here in 1870. Plus Professor BRUCE DURIE searches for a family link to one of Scotland's most celebrated soldiers, Ensign Ewart."

"A footballing hero, an anarchist and a famous soldier. All ancestors of three Digging Up Your Roots listeners. Each played a role in changing the course of Scotland's history. In this episode, Bill Whiteford visits the Scottish Football Museum at Hampden Park to hear about the beginnings of the game here in 1870. Plus Professor Bruce Durie searches for a family link to one of Scotland's most celebrated soldiers, Ensign Ewart."