Monday, 7 October 2019

Thanks to talks organisers in Motherwell and Glasgow

A quick note to say thanks to all who came along to my talks in Motherwell and Glasgow on Saturday (including one person who attended both!), and to the organisers.

On Saturday morning I gave the opening talk at the Lanarkshire Family History Show at Motherwell Concert Hall, looking at the history of an Irish townland and house, and to a packed and well engaged room.

I only had a short while after to say a few hellos to friends on the main floor of the fair afterwards, but it was doing a busy trade when I was there, with many familar faces present. Keep an eye on Scottish Indexes ( over the next few months in particular, they have a few nice developments coming along soon!

After a mad hop into Glasgow on the train, I then attended the latest meeting of the Glasgow branch of the Aberdeenshire and North East Scotland FHS, where I gave a talk on Scottish church records, and the history of the Kirk. A few unfortunate gremlins with the technology meant dispensing with the projector altogether, and doing it the auld fashioned way, loud and proud with no slides, but I think I got away with it!

Some forthcoming talks:
  • October 19th 2019, Manchester & Lancashire FHS, Manchester, England - Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis
  • October 21st 2019, Glasgow & West of Scotland FHS. Irish genealogy - house history, and Q&A
  • November 13th 2019, Central Scotland FHS, Stirling, Scottish Research Resources before 1800
  • November 19th 2019 - University of Strathclyde students session
  • January 18th 2020, Aberdeen & NE Scotland FHS (Edinburgh branch) - Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis
I'll hopefully see you at one of them!


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