The Fife Family & Local History Fair, took place on Saturday 8 October in the Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline. The event included a series of talks and an exhibition area with stalls run by a number of Family History Societies and Local History groups, both from Fife and from further afield.
In addition, the event had an ‘Ask the Expert’ area run by The Scottish Genealogy Network with specialists helping visitors overcome brick walls in their research. This proved a great success and thanks go to Emma Maxwell for organising the SGN stand and all the other stall holders for supporting the event. Scotland's Urban Past ran two workshops walking visitors through the steps to the Historic Environment Scotland online archive, "Canmore".
Winner of the Scottish Hamper was Caroline Makein from St Andrews.
Winner of the free membership was Jim Mason of Lochgelly.
We hope you enjoyed the Fair and thank you for supporting us by attending.
Speakers on the day were:
Sat 11 June 12 - 4
Free / All ages / The High Mill @ Verdant Works
This fair will be of interest to anyone researching their family history anywhere in the UK or who has an interest in the local and social history of Dundee. There will be a mix of family and local history societies, mainly from Dundee and Angus, as well as two thought provoking presentations. Fife Family History Society will be taking a stall.
12 noon talk: Great War Dundee: Finding family at the front line
1 pm 1801 Boulton & Watt steam engine demonstration
3 pm talk: Iain McIntosh: The role of volunteers at Friends of Dundee City Archives.
Fife Family History Society had a busy stall at the SAFHS Conference in New Lanark on April 23rd. Andrew Campbell and Dave Reid helping visitors.
Our Chairman managed a little "Family History Matchmaking" both these visitors came to our stand independently and both were researching their Lumsden family. Hugh introduced them and they discovered they were related - albeit abt 200 years ago!
Lanark FHS had got some good artwork for the tables. Andrew Campbell, Dave Reid(just!) and Frances Black who along with Hugh Hoffman provided help to visitors to the Fife FHS Stall
Three of our members attended Lanark Family History Fair where we had a table. Our Secretary Arlene, Treasurer Roddy and Member Secretary Frances. This was as always a very busy Fair and we had lots of visitors to our stand with a variety of "Fife" queries.
Arlene at the Fife Family History Table
Arlene and Roddy