Friday, 4 January 2008

Stirling Family History Conference 2009

2009 – The Year of Homecoming

‘Routes to Your Stirling Roots’ : 3-day Family History Conference run by Stirling Council Library and Archives Department

Dates: Friday 19th – Sunday 21st June

Friday 19th June: Routes to Your Stirling Roots

Venue: The Albert Halls, Dumbarton Road, Stirling

Today’s lectures will focus on locally-held resources, those in the morning being given by members of staff in the Registrar’s Office, the Cemetery Office, the Reference Library, and the Archives. The afternoon speakers will discuss resources held by the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum, the University of Stirling Special Collections Department, and the Museum of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

Saturday 20th June: ‘Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor…’
Venue: The Albert Halls, Dumbarton Road, Stirling

Saturday’s lectures will examine Stirling’s less well-known records but also will show the way for those with forebears in similar occupations elsewhere.

Saturday 20th June (evening)
Venue: Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum
Buffet supper with ‘Travellers’ Tales and Song’.

Sunday 21st June: ‘A Fine and Private Place…’
Venue: The Albert Halls, Dumbarton Road, Stirling

The final day of the Conference will examine the importance of graveyards to the family historian, culminating in guided walks through the Old Town Cemetery in the afternoon.

For further details please contact:
Elma Lindsay
Local History Officer
Central Library
Corn Exchange Road

Tel: 01786 432107

Please note: for the moment, this is a provisional programme. In the event of any speaker being unable to come every effort will be made to provide an alternative speaker of a similar quality.

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