Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Thanks to Routes to Your North East Roots

A belated thanks to Routes to Your North East Roots ( for its superb event held at Stonehaven Town Hall on Saturday.

I attended the event to give a well attended talk on Scottish church records, and it was a very busy day, with quite a buzz in the main hall itself. I happily managed to pick up a copy of a book I've been looking for over the last few months (In Famed Breadalbane by William Gillies), and caught up with some of the great and the good in the family history world, including Aberdeen Archives, the Aberdeenshire and North East Scotland FHS, genealogist Lorraine Stewart and many others. The venue could not have been more accessible if it tried, very easy to reach.

This was also my first ever visit to Stonehaven (I'd previously driven past it many times, but had never visited!), so I took a dander down to the harbour after - nice place!


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