Sunday, 23 October 2011

Dundee Science Festival family history event

Family histories revealed at Dundee Science Festival

People wishing to bring their family history to life are being offered a unique opportunity as part of Dundee Science Festival (Sunday 6 November 2011).

Dundee-based brightsolid, one of the country’s leading online publishers and owners of findmypast.co.uk and genesreunited.co.uk, is holding an event aimed at helping people trace their family history. Experts from the different family history websites will give talks throughout the day, helping people start their research and, ultimately, build a family tree.

Throughout the afternoon, brightsolid’s team of experts, from findmypast.co.uk, genesreunited.co.uk and ScotlandsPeople, will give an insight into where to start a search, the power of community to support a search, how to access the Scottish records, and the process of building an online family tree. One-to-one support will also be available for those wishing to explore the online world of genealogy. The event is free, non-bookable and will be held at DC Thomson, Meadowside Counting House, Dundee. Talks will take place hourly from 12-4pm.

Now in its third year, the fortnight-long Dundee Science Festival (Saturday 29 October – Sunday 13 November 2011) is set to explore the fun, excitement and relevance of science to all, with over 60 events, twice as many as last year, more partners and a diverse range of over 25 venues.

Dundee Science Festival, coordinated by Dundee Science Centre, is supported by the Scottish Government, Dundee City Council, Research Councils UK (RCUK) and The Gannochy Trust.

Other supporting partners are EventScotland, Skills Development Scotland, University of Dundee and University of Abertay Dundee, Dundee College, Dundee Waterfront, Medical Research Council, James Hutton Institute, as well as Dundee Science Centre.

For further information, please email dundeesciencefestival@dundeesciencecentre.org.uk, visit www.dundeesciencefestival.org or telephone Alexandra Forrest, festivals and Events Officer, Dundee Science Centre on 01382 868609 .

(With thanks to Carolynne Bull-Edwards)

Chris

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