Friday, 13 September 2013

Thanks to Fife FHS

A big thanks to Fife Family History Society, particularly Frankie and Ali, for their hospitality on Tuesday evening in Cupar, where I gave a talk on Irish genealogy resources, noting those available for research (online and offline), and discussing how to tackle the dreaded "born Ireland" conundrum in a Scottish census. Lots of fun, and one attendee nearly did a double take, as he had just returned from the National Family History Fair down in England, where I had introduced the speakers there! The Fife based society has recently launched a new website at - well worth checking out.

The next talk I'll be giving is also on Irish resources, at the Scottish Genealogy Society's 60th anniversary conference in Edinburgh on Saturday 5th October. Full details on the event are available at Hopefully see you there!


My wife Claire is planning to swim from the Scottish island of Cumbrae to the town of Largs on September 14th to raise money for local charity Gillian's Saltire Appeal, providing respite for families affected by cancer (Claire's mum and sister in Ireland have previously come through cancer, whilst my mum, based in England, currently has bladder cancer). Her Just Giving sponsorship page, with further details, is at If you can help to sponsor her, even by a wee amount, we'd be very grateful - many thanks!

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