Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Back soon folks!

Apologies for the ongoing lack of posting. Having now moved to Irvine, my new internet package does not kick in until next week, so I am saving my phone data for more important things just now, such as my next Pharos course chat session at the weekend.

In the meantime though, amongst all the box unpacking, I have managed to start getting back into some work. Last week I gave a talk to Central Scotland FHS ( on tracing Scottish resources prior to 1800, on the night beforte the great migration, which was well received. I then visited Ayrshire Archives ( at the Townhouse in Irvine a couple of days ago to get a sense of local holdings, and yesterday had the pleasure to speak at my former university, the University of Strathclyde, to discuss with the postgraduate students there on the genealogy courses how I make a living as a family historian, emphasising that there are many ways to do so. Following this we had a great meal in Glasgow last night (below) – thanks to Tahitia, Ali, Graham, Linda, Judith and all the students who put up with me!

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Blogging services will resume soon!


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