Workshops/Fairs

Local History Fair - Verdant Works Dundee

 

Local History Fair

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.

SAFHS Conference 2016 New Lanark

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

Lanark Family History Fair

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 FHS table

Arlene at the Fife Family History Table

Arlene and Roddy

Arlene and Roddy

WDYTYA

"Who Do You Think You Are" in Glasgow last weekend was a great success. Our Fife Family History Stand was buzzing from start to finish. We were delighted to sign up new members and help people from all over, including Canada,  Sweden and Switzerland. It was a great team effort from Members who manned the stall for the two days. Now we will have to replenish our book supply as we sold loads. Below photos of some of the folk helping on the stand - not in the photos were Dave Reid,one of the Fife FHS founding members, our mining and rail expert who did a great job.  Ali Murray who keeps us all informed on our Fife Family History Society Page and Twitter and Colin Thomson, our Treasurer. Great job done by everyone!

Chairman Hugh and volunteer Lynda helping visitors

Chairman Hugh Hoffman with Volunteer Lynda Ferguson

Secretary Frances with some of our books for sale

Secretary Secretary /Membership Frances Black with some of the books we sell

Committee Member Roddy with some visitors to the stand

Committee Member Roddy Greig helping some visitors