Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Forthcoming Scottish Lectures and Events - May 2008

Who Do You Think You Are? Live – stand
Fri 2nd – Sun 4th May, London Olympia
Shetland Family History Society
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The Scottish National War Memorial by Lt. Col. Shepherd
West Lothian Family History Society
7.00pm Tues 6th May, Blackburn Community Centre
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Gravestone Symbolism by John G. Harrison
University of Strathclyde
6.30pm Tues 6th May, Ground Floor, Graham Hills Building, 40 George Street, G1 1QE (Entry £3)
Tel: 0141 5484147

The Great Families of Victorian Falkirk by Ian Scott (& AGM)
Central Scotland Family History Society

7.30pm Wed 7th May 2008, Smith Museum and Art Gallery, Dumbarton Road, Stirling. (NB: The society’s evening visit to NRH on May 14th has been cancelled.)

Annual General Meeting, and speaker tbc
Orkney Family History Society
7.30pm Thurs 8th May, Supper Room, Town Hall, Kirkwall.
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Annual General Meeting
East Ayrshire FHS
7.30pm Thurs 8th May 2008, Gateway Centre, Foregate Square, Kilmarnock
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Genetics in Family History by Kevin O’ Dell
Lanarkshire Family History Society
7.00pm Thurs 8th May, GLO Centre, Muir Street, Motherwell

Graveyarding Weekend
Tay Valley Family History Society
Sat 10th – Sun 11th May, Dunnichen Kirkyard, near Forfar, Angus (event at Balmerino Cemetery has been cancelled)
Tel: (01382) 461845. Web:

Visit to Anstruther Fisheries Museum
Fife Family History Society
Tues May 13th 2008
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Committee Meeting
West Lothian Family History Society
7.00pm Tues 13th May, Blackburn Community Centre
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The Kennedys of Culzean by Lorna Cawood
Alloway and Southern Ayrshire Family History Society
7.30pm Thurs 15th May 2008, Alloway Parish Church Halls, Auld Nick's View, Alloway, KA7 4RT
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Coal Mining by Matthew Hume, and AGM
Renfrewshire Family History Society
7:30pm Thurs 15th May 2008, Paisley Museum

The Lighter Side of Gaelic Medicine by Mary Beith
Comann Eachdraidh Uig

7.30pm Fri 16th May, Uig Community Centre. Free entry.

Moray - its Lands and People by Bruce Bishop
Aberdeen and North East Scotland Family History Society
2:30pm Sat 17th May, Queen Street Church Hall, 79 Queen Street, Aberdeen
Tel: 01224 646323, Fax: 01224 639096
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Midlothian History Fair
Sat 17th May 2008 10:00am to 4.00pm, The Scottish Mining Museum, Newtongrange* Stands hosted by Historic Scotland, Black Diamonds Radio, local history societies, genealogy consultants and more. Entry Free

Borders Family History Fair
Sat 17th May 2008, Innerleithen Church Hall, Leithen Road, Innerleithen. T

Stands hosted by Borders FHS; Dumfries and Galloway FHS; Lothian FHS; Hawick Heritage Hub; Robert Smails Printing Works; Scottish Genealogical Society; and Sam Godley, professional genealogist.

Sir John Alexander McDonald by Graham MacDonell
Glasgow & West of Scotland Family History Society
7.30pm Mon 19th May, Lecture Theatre No. 1, Boyd Orr Building, Glasgow University, University Avenue, Hillhead, Glasgow.

Clans and the Highland Clearances by Rev. James Munro
Renfrewshire Family History Society
7.30pm Tues 20th May, Waterfront Leisure Complex, Greenock

Evening visit to New Register House
West Lothian Family History Society
Tues 20th May
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Annual General Meeting, and speaker Pat David.
North Perthshire Family History Group
7.30pm 22nd May 2008, The Tryst Hall, situated behind the Church, off West Moulin Road, Pitlochry

Taransay by Bill Lawson (plus boat trip to the island, weather permitting)
The Islands Book Trust

Sat 24 May 10.30am at Community Hall, Tarbert, Harris.

Municipal Heraldry, and AGMThe Heraldry Society of Scotland
11.00am Sat 24th May, A. K. Bell Library, Perth
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