A number of emails have arrived at the Centre advising of upcoming events which may be of interest to members.


Peter Murray, the Events Officer at the University of   Dundee, has sent us information on the next talk in the Saturday Evening Lecture series.

The talk is given by Michael Goldfarb and is entitled ‘What is a Nation? National Identity and the Nation State in the 21st Century’. For two decades Michael Goldfarb covered conflicts in the Balkans, the Middle East and Northern Ireland that had at their core people's frustrated sense of nationhood.  As Scots debate their national status in earnest, he looks back at the lessons he learned covering these wars and asks whether the nationalism of the 19th and 20th centuries will meet people's needs in the 21st.

It will take place on 19th January at 6pm in the Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

For further information or free tickets, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone 01382 385564 or visit www.dundee.ac.uk/tickets.

“Celebrating Lanarkshire 2013” is the title of a Family History and Heritage Show to be held by Lanarkshire Family History Society on Saturday 24th August 2013 in the Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre.

Four/five Lectures in the Theatre will be accessed by ticket, purchased beforehand or on the day.

The History Fair in the Concert Hall will have a large selection of family history, heritage and commercial stalls and will be open from 10:00am to 4:30pm. It will be open to the general public.

The organisers plan it to be a family fun day as well as an excellent experience for the dedicated family historian and local/social history enthusiast; they will be including some child friendly activities for the youngsters attending.

The Lanarkshire FHS website is http://www.lanarkshirefhs.org.uk/.

It is not too early to start thinking about the 2013 and 2014 Annual Conferences of the Scottish Association of Family History Societies.

The 24th SAFHS Annual Conference 2013 will be hosted by Borders Family History Society, and will be held within the Scottish Borders Campus, Nether Road, Galashiels, TD1 3HE, Scotland from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 11th May, 2013. The theme for the conference is "Comings and Goings, Migration and Scotland". For more details, see http://www.safhs.org.uk/conference.asp and http://www.bordersfhs.org.uk/BFHSConference.asp.

The SAFHS 25th Annual Conference 2014 - Year of Homecoming - will be hosted by the SAFHS Executive and Council, and will be held in the Carnegie Conference & Business Centre, Halbeath Road, Dunfermilne, KY11 8DY, Scotland on Saturday 26th April, 2014. The theme for the conference is “A Matter of Life and Death”. For more details, see http://www.safhs.org.uk/silver.asp.

11 January 2013

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Tay Valley Family History Society continues our series of online talks for our members, of which this is the fifth, Our
newest talk is by our guest Jennifer Jolly, on 'Diana Rae, sea-captain's widow and her family’. Jennifer was researching 'at a distance' using materials online, and she gives much detail about
the resources she used, the places in her story (Montrose, St Cyrus, Edzell), the work of cross-
referencing to check 'facts' and even the way she has organised the materials she found. Lots
of tips here for all family researchers! The story of the research shows how persistence pays off
- and how answering one research question leads on to another! Available at  https://youtu.be/h-NUnNxTkWM

There is a Q&A zoom on this one, for which registration is available on our Members Noticeboard. Passed talks are also available on the Members Noticeboard. For access to this, you will be required to use your members access password to log in.

 Also, here is a video from David Dobson, our vice-president, promoting his new book on doing Family History, entitled "Scottish Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond". This is also on Youtube so you can view it at this link: https://youtu.be/lcxAgOFPUCU

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