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Fife Family History Fair 2016

FIFE FAMILY HISTORY AND LOCAL HISTORY FAIR 2016

In a new departure for the society, Fife Family History Society will be sole organisers of the 2016 Fife Family History and Local History Fair.  As in previous years the event will focus on Family History.  However this year its scope will be widened to include coverage of Local History in general – Fife can boast many local history groups across the towns and villages of the county who are all active in exploring and promoting the history of their own localities.

 The Fair will include a series of talks from key speakers on a range of subjects, and a Fair with stalls run by a number of family history societies and local history groups, both from Fife and from wider afield.  In addition, the event will include some new features such as ‘Ask the Expert’ with specialists on hand to assist visitors to overcome brick walls in their researches.

 The event will be taking place on Saturday 8 October, in the Carnegie Conference Centre in Dunfermline. 

Further details of speakers, stallholders, experts, ticketing, etc. will be available soon.  In the meantime, please keep an eye on our website – www.fifefhs.org  - where information will be posted as it becomes available.

Hugh Hoffman

Chairman

Fife Family History Society

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Newsletter

This is an example of our new newsletter. We are now producing a Monthly E Newsletter to bridge the gap between our Journals which go out three times a year. From March onwards these will be emailed to members only, and are produced by our Secretary Arlene. If you have any "snippets"  that you think might be of interest to our members please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sample E Newsletter February 2015

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Family History Course

 

An Introduction to Family History Research

COURSE TIMETABLE

Starting on 15th February 2016  6-8.30pm and running for 6 weeks

To be Held in Volunteer House in Cupar where we hold our talks

£60 for the 6 lessons

For more information contact Roddy Greig on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

COURSE TIMETABLE

 

WEEK

 

SUBJECTS

 TIME

 

1

 Housekeeping, Course Administration & Introduction

Census Returns  & Hay family census records

 

18.00

to

20.30

 

2

 Scottish Birth, Death & Marriage Records (BDMs)

& Old Parish Records (OPRs)

Hay family BDM & OPR entries

Genealogy Archives Search

 

18.00

to

20.30

 

3

 Burials, Monumental Inscriptions, Wills,

Newspaper Archives, & Photographs

Hay family records

Organising your Research & Referencing

Family History Software & Genealogy Websites

 

18.00

to

20.30

 

4

 Business Records

Sasine Registers & Valuation Rolls, Maps & Directories

Hay family business records

 

18.00

to

20.30

 

 

5

 Occupations & Military Records

 Hay family occupation & James Melville military records

 

 

18.00

to

20.30

 

 

6

House History

Archives, Libraries and Family History Societies

18.00

to

20.30

 

 

Can you Help?

 We’ve had a request from one of our members who would love some help identifying people sitting for photographs.

 A large number of family photographs, many of which appear to be examples of early Kirkcaldy photographers’ work, were gifted to Margaret & her sister.  Ultimately, they hope to donate this collection to Kirkcaldy museum but are keen to identify as many people as possible in the following tintypes, cartes de visite and cabinet prints. 

 With some help from Kircaldy Museum to research the photographers, using Census records & their own family tree, they have managed to date match a lot of the collection but there are a few that are proving a little more elusive.

 The families being researched are the Wilson family who lived in Mid Street, Pathhead, Dysart from 1841 until 1881 and the Young family who lived nearby in Nether Street until 1871 when they moved to Cupar Mead, Dysart.

 Please take a look at the pictures below and see if any of them, or the faces in them, seem familiar.  The pictures are also in the Photo Section. You can send any thoughts/comments/assistance to Margaret & her sister through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 On behalf of Margaret & her sister, thank you for taking the time to look.

 

Fife Grave Stones Conference

Fife Family History Society had a stall at the recent Gravestone Conference held in Kirkcaldy Old Kirk. Our Chairman Hugh Hoffman was one of the organisers.Below L to R is Chairman Hugh Hoffman and his wife Doris with our Editor Andrew Campbell.