Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Galloway Family History Fair

News of a local event I'll be speaking at end of next week!

Galloway Family History Fair
14 June 2014 from 12pm - 4.30pm
Broughton House & Garden, 12 High St, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JX
Admission £1 for the day, redeemable against purchases in Broughton House shop

In partnership with:
  • Dumfries and Galloway Family History Society; Lanarkshire Family History Society;
  • Borders Family History Society;
  • Dumfries and Galloway Libraries and Archives;
  • National Trust for Scotland Archives;
  • Broughton House and Garden Archives;
  • Practical local advice by Erica Johnston, Dumfries and Galloway Council Family History Officer

Tickets available in advance from Broughton House Seats limited - booking
advised - call 0844 493 2246 or 01557 330437
or email

12.30pm Graham Roberts, Dumfries and Galloway Council Archivist:
‘How Council Archives and Libraries can help with Family History Research’

1.30pm David Devereux, Curator (retired) Stewartry Museum:
‘Family Emigration from Kirkcudbright; recent research in The Stewartry Museum’

2.30pm Chris Paton, genealogist, author and blogger:
‘Instantly Buckled for Life - Researching Scottish Marriage’

3.30pm Ian Riches, National Trust for Scotland Archivist:
‘The Archives of the NTS - What We Found Under the Stairs and in Cupboards...’

Book talks now on 0844 493 2246 or 01557 330437 or email

Further details on Broughton House at

(With thanks to the Gatehouse of Fleet website at


Now available for UK research is the new second edition of the best selling Tracing Your Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians, whilst my new book British and Irish Newspapers is also now out. And FindmyPast - please reinstate the original Scottish census citations on your new site.

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