Tayroots Family History Day

Dates: 5 September 2014

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

Time: 10am - 4.00pm

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 and workshops.

Programme:

Talks

10.30am - 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. The Burgh Records, if your ancestor lived in one of the many Scottish Burghs, allow you to find out information on trades, apprenticeships and other aspects of the life of the merchants and burgesses who lived there.

Location of talk: Enterprise Centre Auditorium
 

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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.

Location of talk: Enterprise Centre Auditorium

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1.30pm - 2.30pm: 'SCRAN: Explore Your Heritage Online at www.scran.ac.uk' with Helen Foster, Education Officer, Scottish Archive Network (SCRAN). Find out how photographs, news stories, letters, maps, artefacts and oral histories can bring your heritage to life. Explore the places that your ancestors may have lived and worked. This presentation will give you a tour through Scran's digital collections to sample some of the material on offer for family historians.

Location of talk: Enterprise Centre Auditorium

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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. This talk will examine what medical records can reveal about the past. We'll discuss what information the archives contain about individuals, whether patients or staff, and the context in which they lived as well as local and national attitudes to illness.

Location of talk: Enterprise Centre Auditorium

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Workshops

10.15am - 12.15pm: Using the internet to Trace Your Family History with Marie Dougan, Ancestral Consultant. This workshop will introduce a wide range of online resources. You will explore a variety of useful sites and we will discuss strategies for making the best use of these to assist you in your family history research.

Location of workshop: CALC Room 1.02

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1.45pm - 3.45pm: Unearthing Your Relatives with Jamie Burges-Lumsden, Deceased Online. Deceased Online is the first central database of statutory burial and cremation registers for the UK - a unique resource for family history researchers. Desceased Onine makes it possible for burial and cremation authorities around the country to convert their register records, maps and photographs into digital form and bring them together into a central searchable collection. Jamie will guide you through the website and available resources, and answer any questions you may have about how best to use these. 

Location of workshop: CALC Room 1.02

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Ask The Experts

10.00am - 4.00pm: A variety of expert groups will be on hand to assist with your family history queries.

Location: Enterprise Centre Room 1

 

Angus Heritage Week 2014This is an Angus Heritage Week event. Angus Heritage Week runs from 5 to 12 September 2014 and provides an opportunity to discover more about the unique built, cutural and natural heritage of Angus. View the full list of events or download the Angus Heritage Week 2014 programme.

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