Thursday, March 17, 2011

Small Island, Big World: Border Roots

Just a reminder that this coming Sunday, 20th March; Colin Murray will be giving his talk Small Island, Big World: Border Roots at the Abbey Row Centre, Kelso, TD5 7BJ starting at 2.30.

The origin of this project is a small uninhabited island in Galloway that Colin has known and loved for more than fifty years. Other 'key individuals' have also known and loved it. His objective is to trace their extended family histories, dispersed around the world as they were. There are many particular trails, linked broadly by the theme of Empire. His father's family were rooted in the Borders, mainly Roxburghshire, from at least the late 17th century. He has recently been pursuing our own history seriously for the first time. This slide show concentrates on 19th century trails between the Borders and India. The Kelso connections are strong.

This talk was originally scheduled for 28th November 2010 but was cancelled due to extremely snowy conditions.

Doors open at 2pm. Talk starts at 2.30pm.

We warmly invite you to attend the talk whether you are a member or not. There is no admission charge.

We'll have a range of family history publications available to buy.

Light refreshments available after the talk.

If you have a problem with your family history, please discuss it (no charge) with one of our volunteers.

See this map for directions.

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