Sunday, 28 September 2008

Forthcoming Scottish lectures and events in October

To have an event listed of Scottish genealogical or historical interest, please e-mail me at - all listings are free!

Exhibition - Imprentit: 500 Years of the Scottish printed word
National Library of Scotland
Friday 27 June to Sunday 12 October, at George IV Bridge Building, Edinburgh. Monday to Friday: 10.00-20.00. Saturday: 10.00-17.00Sunday: 14.00-17.00. Admission free. No need to book.

Annual Coffee Morning
Largs and North Ayrshire Family History Society
Sat OCT 4 2008, at 10.00am in the Dunn Memorial Hall, Largs

West Lothian Family History Society
Sat 4 OCT 2008 from 7.00pm to 9.00 pm, West Lothian Library Headquarters, Connolly House, Blackburn
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Talk by Elizabeth Carmichael, of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow
West Lothian Family History Society
Tue 7 OCT 2008, from 7.00 to 9.00pm, at Blackburn Community Centre
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Aberfoyle: Studies in Family & Local History using the Census, by Louis Stott
Central Scotland Family History Society
Wed 8 OCT 2008 at 7:30pm, in the Smith Museum and Art Gallery, Dumbarton Road, StirlingWeb:

Annual General Meeting
Caithness Family History Society
Wed 8 OCT 2008 at Miller Academy, Thurso – time unknown
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British & Irish Health Records from the 1800's, by Alastair Tough
Lanarkshire Family History Society
Thur 9 OCT 2008, from 7.00pm to 9.00pm, at the GLO Centre, Muir Street, Motherwell.
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Cessnock Castle, by J. McGill
East Ayrshire Family History Society
Thur 9 OCT 2008 at 7.30pm, in the Gateway Centre, Foregate Square, Kilmarnock
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Sir Thomas Lipton by John Gallacher Largs and North Ayrshire Family History Society (Joint Meeting with Largs Historical Society)
Tue 14 OCT 2008 at 7.30pm, the Dunn Memorial Hall, Largs

Committee Meeting
West Lothian Family History Society
Tue 14 OCT 2008, at the Community Centre, Blackburn
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Lochaber And North Argyll Family History Group
Tue 14 OCT 2008 at 7:30pm, at the church hall of St Andrew’s Episcopal church, Fort William. Admission £1.50 for Members and £2.50 for non-Members

Fisher Lassies, by Mrs Sherrard & Cook
Fife Family History Society
Tue 14 OCT 2008 at 7.00pm, in the Methil Community Centre, Bowling Green Street, Methil
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The People Who Built the Harbour of Dundee, by Bill Dow
Tay Valley Family History Society
Wed 15 OCT 2008 at 7.15 p.m, at the University of Abertay, Bell Street, Dundee
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Paisley Canal, by Tom Lawton
Renfrewshire Family History Society
Thur 16 OCT 2008 at 7.30pm, Paisley Museum

Maintaining your family tree using a Computer, by John Weston
Alloway & Southern Ayrshire Family History Society
Thur 16 OCT 2008 at 7.30pm for 7.45pm, Alloway Parish Church Halls, Auld Nick's View, Alloway, KA7 4RT
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Scottish Catholic Archives, by Andrew Nicoll
Aberdeen and North East Scotland Family History Society
Sat 18 OCT 2008 at 2:30pm at the Unitarian Church, Aberdeen
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Tel: 01224 646323

Appin Celebrities: Marian Pallister (also book signing)
Appin Historical Society
Sat 18 OCT 2008, at 2.30pm, Port Appin Hall

Ancestral Breakthroughs
Anglo Scottish Family History Society
Sat 18 OCT 2008 at 2.00pm in the Society's library at Clayton House, Piccadilly, Manchester M1 2AQ
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Scottish Interest Group Research Day
New Zealand Society of Genealogists Inc.
Sat 18 OCT 2008, 10.00am to 4.00pm, at the Family Research Centre, 159 Queens Rd, Panmure. Bring your own lunch, tea & coffee are provided.
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John Murray Archive, by David McClay
The Scottish Genealogy Society
Mon 20 OCT 2008 at 7.30pm Augustine Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh
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Tel / Fax: 0131 220 3677

Scottish Emigration to Colonial America 1607 – 1785, by David Dobson
Glasgow & West of Scotland Family History Society
Mon 20 OCT 2008 at 7.30pm, Lecture Theatre No. 1 of the Boyd Orr Building, Glasgow University, University Avenue, Hillhead, Glasgow

Who Do You Think You Are, by Hazel Johnston
Troon @ Ayrshire Family History Society
Tue Oct 21 2008 - Venue and time unknown
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Evening visit to New Register House
West Lothian Family History Society
Tue 21 OCT 2008
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The Angus Macleod Memorial Lecture – A’ Phairc: Sealladh Phearsanta / Park: a Personal Perspective, by Kristine Kennedy
The Islands Book Trust
Thur 23 OCT 2008, in Gravir, South Lochs, Lewis
Tel: John Randall on 01851 880365

Wade’s Road, Dunkeld-Dalnacardoch, by Colin Liddell
North Perthshire Family History Group
Thur 23 OCT 2008 at 7.30 pm in The Tryst Hall, behind the Church, off West Moulin Road, Pitlochry

Lord Crawford’s Armorial, by Alex Maxwell Findlater

The Heraldry Society of Scotland
Sat 25 OCT 2008 - presumed to be held at 25 Craigentinny Crescent, Edinburgh, EH7 6QA. but do confirm with the society
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Land Records as a research tool, by Gregory Lauder-Frost (and Society Meeting)
Borders Family History Society
Sun 26 OCT 2008 at 2.30 pm in the Corn Exchange & Ormiston Institute, Market Square, Melrose

Talk by Margaret Kane, Burns Room Archivist
Renfrewshire Family History Society
Tue 28 OCT 2008 at 7.30pm, Waterfront Leisure Complex Conference Suite, Greenock

Rooted in Scotland: explaining ancestral connections, by Cameron Taylor
Highland Family History Society
Thur 30 OCT 2008 at 7.30pm, Netley Centre, Highland Hospice, Bishop’s Road, Inverness, IV3 5SB - admission is free for members, but there is a charge of £2 for non-members. Tea/coffee will be available at the end of each meeting, though a voluntary donation of £1 from members and non-members alike towards the cost of refreshments would be appreciated
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Women on the platform – seminar on the role of women in the anti-slavery movement
National Library of Scotland
Fri 31 OCT 2008, 9.30am to 3.30pm, includes lunch.
To book a free place, or for more details, phone 0131 623 4675 or email

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