Monday, 1 October 2018

Lanarkshire Local and Family History Show 2018

News of Scotland's largest family history show:


Scotland’s largest Local and Family History Show will be taking place this year on Saturday 27th October in Motherwell Concert Hall.

Organised by volunteers from Lanarkshire Family History Society, the Show has become a regular event on the genealogy calendar, appealing to everyone with an interest in family history and local heritage. It will feature a range of speakers as well as exhibitors from throughout Scotland and beyond, and an “Ask the Experts” section

The four keynote speakers are:

* Irene O’Brien on the Scottish Poor Law
* Michelle Leonard on DNA Testing for Your Family Tree
* Craig Statham of National Library of Scotland on Maps for Family History
* Neil Fraser of Historic Environment Scotland From Motherwell to Malawi - a journey through the archives of Historic Environment Scotland

Family history societies from across Scotland will be attending, alongside national and local heritage organisations. Local museums and attractions will include Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, New Lanark Mill and Friends of Low Parks Museum. A large number of organisations involved in local history, archives and heritage will be taking part, including North Lanarkshire Archives (with historic NHS material from Hartwood Hospital), Motherwell Heritage Centre, Lanarkshire Yeomanry Group, and local heritage groups from Shotts, Carluke and Crawfordjohn.

Genealogy supplies companies My-History and Treehouse Genealogy & Gifts will have everything that’s needed to keep your research in order. The Scottish Genealogy Society, Historic Environment Scotland Archives, Scottish Indexes, the Guild of One-Name Studies, Scottish Monumental Inscriptions, Scottish Catholic Historical Association, and the Scottish Military Research Group will all be present, along with publishers of history-themed books.

Professional genealogists from the Scottish Genealogy Network will join members of Lanarkshire FHS in the ‘Ask the Experts’ area to offer free one-to-one advice to anyone who’s hit a brick wall in their research or wants assistance to plant or grow their family tree. Specialist help on Irish and military research will be available.

Information about tickets and an up-to-date list of exhibitors can be found on the Show website Entry costs £2 per person, with talks priced at £3 each or £10 for all four. Children under 12 are admitted free with a paying adult. There’s good public transport, free parking, disabled access and facilities.

Local and Family History Show 2018
Saturday 27th October 2018
9.30 am to 4.30 pm
Motherwell Concert Hall, Civic Centre, Motherwell ML1 1A

(With thanks to Elizabeth Irving)


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