Tayroots Family History Day

Dates: 5 September

Venue: Dundee & Angus College, Keptie Road, Arbroath, DD11 3EA

Time: 10am - 4.30pm

Admission: Free

Details: Have you discovered that you have roots in Angus? Do you want to find out more about your ancestors? Come and enjoy a fascinating programme of talks;

Programme

10.30 - 11.30am: 'Using Scottish Kirk Session and Burgh Records for Family History Research' with Bruce Bishop, Chairman of the Scottish Association of Family History Societies.

12 noon - 1.00pm: WW1 Hour. 'Montrose in the First World War' with Dan Paton, Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre, followed by the launch of Angus' participation in Scotland's War project with Archivist Craig Pearson who will also talk about the WW1 resources held by Angus Archives and how they can help with your research.

1.30pm - 2.30pm: 'SCRAN: Explore Your Heritage Online at www.scran.ac.uk' with Helen Foster, Education Officer, Scottish Archive Network (SCRAN).

3.00pm - 4.00pm: 'Unlocking the Medicine Chest: Finding the Past in Hospital Records' with Caroline Brown, Programme Leader at the University of Dundee and professional archivist.

There will also be a number of workshops to help you understand how to use online resources to help with your family history research and a variety of experts will be on hand throughout the day to offer help and advice.

This event takes part during Angus Heritage Week 5-12 September

Contact: For details of the full programme or to book visit www.angusheritage.com/tayroots or call 01307 473226.

 

 

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