Friday, June 24, 2011

Scottish Association of Family History Societies Conference

Just a reminder that tomorrow is the national family history conference organised under the auspices of the Scottish Association of Family History Societies, at Adam House, 3 Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1HR. 

Please do come along and say hello to us on our stand !

This year, it’s been organised by the Scottish Genealogy Society, and the theme is Census, Church and City. 

Their exciting programme comprises: 
  • Richard Hunter on Edinburgh, its Archives and Inhabitants
  • Dr Tristram Clarke talking about Scottish Episcopal Church Records
  • Andrew Nicoll on the subject of Roman Catholic Archives 
  • Duncan MacNiven, the Registrar General, about the 1911 Census

There’s also a family and local history fair (9.30am to 4.30 pm) with stands from most of the Scottish family history societies, as well as Scotland's People, various archives, local history societies, dealers in old books and postcards, and other organisations. The fair is free to attend, and the conference costs just £15 to attend (excluding lunch), and from my experience of past conferences, that’s well worth it. 

There will also be a choice of 3 free 15 minute talks between 12.15pm and 1.40pm: 
  • Ewen Collins discussing ways of researching your family history
  • Ken Nisbet about Military Records
  • Gregory Lauder-Frost on Land Records
More details on the Scottish Genealogy Society website,

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