Thursday, 12 May 2011

East Dunbartonshire Family and Local History Fair

Saturday, May 21st 2011 sees the East Dunbartonshire Family and Local History Fair at William Patrick Library, the Auld Kirk Museum and Barony Chambers, Kirkintilloch.

The main fair is at the library from 10am-4pm, and there will be local history activities, talks and guided walks. Throughout the day a wide range of organisations will provide displays, information and advice including:

· Milngavie & Bearsden Historical Society
· Campsie Local History Group
· Croy Historical Society
· Dunbartonshire Family History Society
· Forth & Clyde Canal Society
· Friends of Thomas Muir
· Glasgow and West of Scotland Family History Society
· Kirkintilloch & District Society of Antiquaries
· Lanarkshire Family History Society
· Lenzie Local History Society
· Milngavie Heritage & History Group
· Mugdock Trust
· North Lanarkshire Council Archives
· Torrance History Group
· West Dunbartonshire Libraries

There are also talks by Glasgow Archives' Irene O'Brien on Irish research (10.30-11.30) and on the use of SCRAN (www.scran.ac.uk) by Helen Foster (2.15pm-3.15pm), both at Barony Chambers by the Auld Kirk Museum - call 0141 578 0144 to book a place, though the talks themselves are free admission.

There's also a Peel Walking Tour at 12 noon, led by Don Martin of Kirkintilloch & District Society of Antiquaries, starting from the Auld Kirk Museum. From 10am-5pm there is also a Toy Stories exhibition, and activity sessions for the kids, again at the Auld Kirk Museum, as well as a dress up corner.

For further information please contact Information & Archives, William Patrick Library, 2-4 West High Street, Kirkintilloch, G66 1AD
Tel: 0141 777 3142
Email: libraries@eastdunbarton.gov.uk
www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk

Something for all of the family!

(With thanks to Bob Stewart of Lanarkshire Family History Society)

Chris

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