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Banishment and Transportation
11 September @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFree
Ken Nisbet on “Banishment and Transportation” along with an exhibition/photos of some of the stories from the Kalendar of Convicts by Andrew Campbell.
Ken Nisbet has been involved in family and military history research for over 40 years. Originally from Aberdeen, he started doing his family history whilst still at School and first joined a family history society in 1978.
He is a regular speaker to Scotland’s family history societies and is Secretary of both the Scottish Genealogy Society and SAFHS. He compiled the Nairnshire Roll for the 1st World War and has a written a history of the 2nd Battalion 78th Foot.
Like many Scots he discovered that some of his relatives migrated to Australia, and about six years ago discovered that three brothers of one of his 3x-Great-Grandmothers had not been willing migrants but all three had been transported.
The Fife Kalendar of Convicts has been compiled by a Andrew Campbell, a noted local genealogist, who has been editor of The Fife Family History Society Journal for over 25 years, and who has indexed many of its records over the years, including Fife Shopkeepers and Traders (1820-1870).
He also helped to co-ordinate the pre-1855 Fife Death Index CD, published by the Society, which has over a quarter of a million entries.