Monday, 28 September 2009

SAFHS Conference 2010 - Paupers, Physicians and Paraffinalia

The 2010 Scottish Association of Family History Societies conference, its 21st annual event, is being hosted by West Lothian FHS, and is entitled Paupers, Physicians and Paraffinalia - 150 Years of Social History in West Lothian. It is being held on Saturday 17th April 2010 at Howden Park Centre, Livingston, EH54 6AE.

The provisional list of speakers is:

Dr Irene O'Brien, Senior Archivist, Glasgow City Council - Scottish Poor Law: Painting the local picture in West Lothian.

Dr Morrice Macrae, Royal College of Physicians - James Young Simpson and his world.

Professor Michael L Hitchman, Strathclyde University - Social aspects of the Paraffin industry in Scotland.

Elizabeth Henderson, Museums Development Officer, West Lothian Council - Banners and Benefits: Friendly Societies in West Lothian.

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