Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Dumfries and Galloway FHS Homecoming event

From the Scottish Association of Family History Societies (SAFHS):

Saturday 27th June 2009 in Dumfries Academy, Dumfries, Scotland
It will consist of a Family History Fair held in the main hall, a mini conference with three speakers held in a smaller hall plus an exhibition of local history projects created by the local schools.

The speakers are:

10.15am - 11.15am Elizabeth Carmichael, 'Stiffs and Stones'
11.30am - 12.30pm, Dr Marjory Harper, 'Adventurers and Exiles' - Snapshots of Emigration from Southern Scotland
2.30pm - 3.30pm, Professor Ted Cowan, 'The Lowland Clearances' - Emigration from the South Western Counties in the 18th and 19th Centuries

Dumfries Academy will be open from 10am - 4pm.
Public access to the Family History Fair and schools exhibition will be free.
Attendance at the lectures will cost £3 per lecture, or £7.50 for all three.

Further details from
www.dgfhs.org.uk/homecoming/index.htm .

Chris

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

am trying to find my ancestors from dumfries
josephine toomey 26/12/1883 married walter bell common born 18/12/1872

this was my great granny and grampa there daughter nancy bell common was born in south africa, i am trying to find out if i qualify for ancestrol passport.